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Shadow seeking first home victory

Sat., May 31, 2014

Unbeaten on the road in their last three games, the Spokane Shadow (2-2-1) return home tonight to play WestSound FC (1-3-1) in an Evergreen Premier League soccer match at Spokane Falls CC.

Kickoff is 7 p.m. Children wearing their Spokane Youth Sports Association soccer jersey will get in free on SYSA Night.

The Shadow will be looking to post their first home victory by concluding a potential season sweep of the visitors, whom they defeated 3-0 two weeks ago for the Shadow’s first victory in the (EPLWA).

Mike Ramos, on the heels of the league’s first hat trick in a 3-2 win at Wenatchee, is tied for the league lead in scoring with Yakima United players Hector Valdovinos and Junior Garcia. He has five goals. 

“Obviously, they are a team that has gotten points off of Bellingham each time so we got to make sure that we are sharp and tuned in,” Shadow head coach Chad Brown said of this week’s opponent, which played the league leaders to a draw last week.  “I think training has gone well; we have progressed as a group over the course from the preseason to now. Guys are coming and training, and for the most part we’ve got our entire group here minus a couple guys that are still finishing school.” 

“The training sessions are going well and decisions for me are becoming harder and harder because we have a pool with a lot of guys that are quality,” Brown said.

Track and field

Eastern Washington’s Catie Arrigoni and Jordan Arakawa each earned bids to the NCAA championships with their performances at the West Preliminary in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Arrigoni ran to a school record of 10 minutes, 14.99 seconds in the 3,000 steeplechase, placing 12th. Arakawa had a toss of 202-4 in the hammer, grabbing the 12th and final berth.

Washington State’s Jesse Jorgensen and Andrew Gonzales also advanced. Jorgensen ran 1:49.05 to finish 11th in the 800. Gonzales had a personal-best of 8:47.14 in the 3,000 steeplechase to place 10th.

Idaho’s Kyle Rothwell (hammer, 195-9) and Ben Ayesu-Attah (400, 47.16) didn’t advance, with both 22nd.

Rowing

The Washington State women’s second varsity eight boat advanced to the A/B finals at the NCAA championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis after finishing second in its repechage heat with a time of 6:37.830.

• The Gonzaga men’s junior varsity eight claimed third place in the repechage with a time of 5:53.282, advancing to today’s semifinals at IRA nationals on Lake Mercer in West Windsor, New Jersey.



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