Diego Esquivel scored at 26 minutes and Community Colleges of Spokane’s defense did the rest Saturday during a 1-0 win over Walla Walla in Northwest Athletic Conference men’s soccer at Spokane Falls CC.
Nelson Centeno assisted on Esquivel’s goal.
The Sasquatch (5-4, 4-1) held a 7-2 shots advantage on the Warriors (6-2-1, 4-1), who had won four straight. The win allowed CCS to tie Walla Walla and Wenatchee Valley for first place in the East Region.
Columbia Basin 2, North Idaho 1: Jason Cortes and Oscar Cortez scored before the 20-minute mark, sparking the visiting Hawks (4-1-2, 3-1-1 NWAC) past the Cardinals (1-7-1, 1-3-1), who dropped their third consecutive match.
NIC’s Creed McKinnon scored an unassisted goal in the 64th minute.
Whitworth 1, Puget Sound 1 (2OT): Chase Reidt’s goal in the 46th minute allowed the host Pirates (3-4-2, 2-0-1 Northwest Conference) to tie the Loggers (3-3-1, 1-1-1).
Whitworth outshot UPS 17-13, including 7-0 in the second overtime.
(3) USC 3, Washington 0: Leah Pruitt and Penelope Hocking finished with one goal and one assists apiece while guiding the Trojans (8-0-1) past the Huskies (5-3-1) in a Pac-12 opener in Los Angeles.
USC’s Alea Hyatt added two assists. Huskies goalkeeper Siena Ruelas allowed multiple goals for the second time in her career, both coming against top-10 teams.
North Idaho 0, Columbia Basin 0: The host Cardinals (4-3-3, 4-1-1 NWAC) and Hawks (4-1-3, 2-1-3) finished with nine shots apiece in the tie.
NIC’s Kaysha Bailey had five saves. The Cardinals, second place in the East Region, will play at first-place CC Spokane on Wednesday.
CC Spokane 0, Walla Walla 0: The Sasquatch (7-2-2, 5-0-1 NWAC) finished with a 7-1 shots advantage but settled for a tie with the Warriors (6-3-1, 3-2-1) at Spokane Falls CC.
The Sasquatch had won five consecutive matches.
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