The Spokane Shadow men’s soccer team will play its home games at the newly-renovated Spokane Falls Community College stadium for the inaugural season of the Evergreen Premier League, the team announced.
The original Shadow started in 1995 and played as a provisional member of what is now known as the United Soccer Leagues’ Premier Development League. It played six games at SFCC. It was later acquired by Brett Sports & Entertainment and played at SFCC in 1996 before moving to Joe Albi Stadium the following year. It ceased operations after the 2005 season.
The independently operated youth club, Spokane SC Shadow, continued operations and is owner of the relaunched men’s team.
The Shadow began preparations for their league season on Monday. Due to NCAA availability rules, the squad will be minimal for much of the preseason. However, post-collegiate and elite high school players will be part of the pool of players.
The Shadow open the home season on May 3 against Bellingham. Game time is 7 p.m.
Washington State parlayed Collin Slaybaugh’s leadoff single and Yale Rosen’s one-out triple into a first-inning run, but the Cougars couldn’t make it stand up in a 2-1 loss in a nonleague game at Cal State Northridge.
The Matadors (10-14) touched WSU starter Layne Bruner (0-1) for two second-inning runs in winning for the third time in four games against the Cougars (9-12).
After that, WSU relievers Scott Simon, who retired the first 15 men he faced and worked 5 2/3 shutout innings, and Sam Triece blanked Northridge on four hits.
Ally Carda pitched a complete-game four-hitter and Mysha Sataraka slugged a two-run home run in the seventh inning as second-ranked UCLA shut out No. 5 Washington 4-0 in the final game of a three-game Pac-12 series in Seattle.
The Bruins (28-2, 5-1 Pac-12) won twice in the showdown with the Huskies (21-7, 2-3).