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Shadow shut out Bellingham to clinch title

Second consecutive Evergreen league title

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – It’s two-for-two for the Spokane Shadow.

Spokane (10-1-2) clinched a repeat of the Evergreen Premier League title on Sunday, defeating Bellingham 2-0.

The Shadow will have the opportunity to celebrate the championship next Saturday when Olympic Force takes on Spokane at Spokane Falls Community College. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

The victory also completed the team’s second consecutive campaign without suffering a defeat on the road, going 6-0-1 away from home. Spokane is a combined 20-3-4 over two years in the league.

As successful as the Shadow have been, the program has other goals than just winning on the field.

“It’s focusing on trying to create a culture that the guys can buy into and get better. That’s the focus,” coach Chad Brown said.

“Move on and be successful.”

Adam Talley and Zach Hamer scored on Sunday but Brown said defense was the key to winning two games over the weekend to move into first place.

“The second game, everyone has to grind. Our goalkeeper was huge today. We split goalkeepers on the weekend,” Brown said.

Tony Waters was in goal for Sunday’s shutout and Jeff Srock played in Saturday’s 4-1 victory against Seattle.

Shooting

Spokane’s Amanda Furrer finished sixth in the women’s 50m three-position rifle event on Saturday at the Pan American Games in Toronto.

Furrer, a Mead High graduate and veteran of the 2012 Olympics, finished with a score of 404.2.

Winner Eglys De La Cruz of Cuba scored 451.7.

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