Whitworth’s season-opening trip to Wisconsin began in fine style on Thursday afternoon.
Sophomore Sam Selisch and senior Dion Coxe scored to give the Pirates a 2-0 win over the Ripon College Hawks in nonconference men’s soccer play at Ripon, Wis.
It was the Pirates’ first meeting with the Hawks, who won the Midwest Conference championship last year for the first time in 10 years.
Colin Shockman (Mead High) and Robby Ubben set up Selisch’s goal in the 36th minute. Coxe scored on a penalty kick at 46:28.
Whitworth is also playing Carroll (today) and Whitewater (Sunday) in Wisconsin.
Community Colleges of Spokane improved to 8-0 on the season with four wins at the Highline Tournament in Des Moines, Wash. The Sasquatch defeated Tacoma, Bellevue, Edmonds and Lower Columbia.
Bellevue became the first team to take a game from CCS this season.
Andre Zarate totaled two goals and one assist to help Bonners Ferry to a 5-2 win over visiting St. Maries in the Intermountain League. Daniel Palacios added two goals, including the go-ahead score at 45 minutes.
Brittnay Davis’ goal at 38 minutes allowed Moscow to record a 1-1 tie with visiting Sandpoint in Inland Empire League 4A play. Kaylee Keibert scored for the Bulldogs.
• Lily Weske scored a pair of second-half goals 2 minutes apart to polish off Kellogg’s 5-1 win at Priest River in the IML. Kianna Arows and Jeffi Gibbons had one goal and one assist apiece for the Wildcats.