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Shine notch first win of season

The Spokane Shine notched their first victory of the Women’s Premier League Soccer season with a 5-2 win on Saturday afternoon over the host Oregon Rush in Bend.

Julissa Rodriguez and Alyshia Madison both scored twice and Lisa Robertson added the other goal for Spokane (1-1).

Rodriguez scored her first goal at the 57th minute to break a 2-2 tie, taking a through ball from Darci Smith and beating a defender to put in the shot from 12 yards out.

Her second goal, in the second minute of injury time from an assist by Alyssa Saucedo, came on a one-drop volley off her chest that she put in the corner of the net from 18 yards.

Madison scored the first goal of the match after 21 minutes off an assist from Chesie Breen, kicking the ball into the corner of net on the ground.

Her other goal, that made it 2-1, came in the 36th minute when the Rush (0-2) missed a clearance on a corner kick and Madison headed the ball in from 10 yards.

Robertson put her goal into the right side of the net from 15 yards out and a tough angle at the 88th minute.

Shine goaltender Destiny Busch made three saves, including one on a breakaway and the score tied 2-2.

The Shine next play in their home opener at Albi Stadium at 7 p.m. Friday against Issaquah (2-0).


The Gonzaga University men’s varsity 8+ placed sixth, the second varsity 8+ third and the freshman 8+ fifth in their Third Level Finals on the last day of the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships held on the Cooper River in Camden N.J.

As a result, the varsity crew took 18th overall, the second varsity 15th and the freshmen 17th.

The University of Washington swept the three national championships.

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