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Soccer: Fernando Alvarez’s hat trick helps Spokane Shadow upset Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Fernando Alvarez, who spent most of the season on defense, posted a hat trick on Saturday as the Spokane Shadow kept the Vancouver Victory from clinching the Evergreen Premier League title with a 3-2 win at Harmony Soccer Complex.

The Victory (9-1-2) tied the match at 2 when Christo Michaelson scored at 72 minutes, but Alvarez responded 3 minutes later with the winner.

The third-place Shadow (7-4-1) will play at Wenatchee on Sunday and close the season at home against South Sound on Saturday.

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