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Mead breaks free in 2nd half to gain share of first place

The Mead girls soccer team used four second-half goals Friday to defeat host Lewis and Clark 5-2 at Hart Field, forging a two-way tie with the Tigers atop the Greater Spokane League.

After a 1-1 tie through the first half, Mead (10-1, 7-1 league) got a pair of goals from Lindzee Baker and two more from Jill Pecka.

LC (12-2, 7-1) took a 2-1 lead early in the second half on a goal from Kenzi Grow, but the Tigers couldn’t match the Panthers’ late flurry.

•In other matches, Gonzaga Prep shut out visiting Shadle Park 5-0. Ashley Ames and Megan Lindsay scored two goals each for the Bullpups (11-2, 7-2). The Highlanders (3-8, 3-5) had just two shots. … Mt. Spokane (8-2, 6-2) tripped Central Valley (5-6, 3-5) 3-2. Averi Halman, Delaney Zelaud and Mikayla Wolfs each scored for Mt. Spokane while Alex Richardson and Kelby Gummersall scored for CV. … Goalie Megan Poppe scored the winning goal in the shootout as Ferris (6-5, 5-4) tripped East Valley (5-6, 3-5) 3-2 in overtime. Jessica Webber and Carrie Barber scored the goals in regulation for Ferris while Amanda Bliesner and Mallory Mott scored for EV. … University (7-6, 4-4) blanked North Central (3-10, 1-9) 4-0. No other details were reported.

Boys soccer

Andre Zarate and Miguel Mendez scored a goal apiece to lead Bonners Ferry past St. Maries 2-0 in the Idaho 3A District I-II championship match at Post Falls High School.

The Badgers (12-4-3), the defending 3A state champ, advance to state, which will be held Thursday through next Saturday at Vallivue High School in Caldwell. St. Maries (9-7-3) ends its season.

GSL volleyball

Mead swept visiting Gonzaga Prep 25-13, 25-13, 25-9. Alexis Olgard led the Panthers (6-1) with 10 kills, four blocks and four kills.

Junior hockey

The visiting Spokane Braves (7-7) lost to the Chase Chiefs 6-3 in KIJHL action.

Tyler French led with two goals and an assist for the Chiefs (8-6). Brandon Mistal had a goal and an assist for Chase, as did Alex Lelwica for Spokane.