The Spokane Shadow women’s team won to stay atop of the Northwest Premier League while the Shadow men moved into first place in the Evergreen Premier League as both took victories over the Seattle Stars’ teams Saturday at Spokane Falls CC.
Megan Lindsay scored four goals and Tiara Pittman-Thomas added two to lead the Shadow to a 9-1 victory over Seattle.
Sarah Cox, Taryn Miller and Larkin Russell also scored for the Shadow, who remain in first place at 6-1-0. Seattle fell to 1-3-3.
Lindsay extended her league lead in goals to 14. The team began the day with a goal differential of plus-32, 23 better than the next-best squad.
Seattle’s lone goal, coming in the second half with Spokane leading 6-0, was the first on the Shadow’s home turf in this inaugural women’s season.
Fernando Alvarez’s free kick in the 65th minute snapped a 1-all tie and the Shadow went on to a 3-1 victory over the Stars.
Zach Hamer scored 70 seconds into the match for a 1-0 Shadow lead before the Stars tied it in the 57th minute.
Jonny Cortez scored the Shadow’s final goal in the 72nd.
The Shadow improved to 5-2-1 and took over first place in the Evergreen Premier League with 16 points, one more than Vancouver (5-0-0), which plays Sunday. The Stars fell to 0-4-2.
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