Chiawana defeats Pasco in overtime thriller; first loss for Bulldogs

TRI-CITIES, WA— In a classic that lived beyond the billing the Chiawana Riverhawks scored a 3-2 overtime win against the nationally-ranked and previously unbeaten Pasco Bulldogs on Saturday night. 

Pasco falls to 10-1-0 while Chiawana improves to 8-3-0.

John Sokol shot the match. See his gallery here!

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From the Tri-City Herald: The Chiawana High School boys soccer team gave the Pasco Bulldogs their first loss of the season and ended their 26-game conference winning streak Saturday night.

Shambel West’s overtime goal lifted the host Riverhawks to a 3-2 win over their crosstown rivals.

“I’m proud of the kids; we had to come back from being down twice,” Chiawana coach Rich Zoller said. “They showed a lot of character persevering in a tough situation, especially after Thursday night when we didn’t play so well.”

Chiawana, which improved to 8-3 overall and 8-2 in the MCC with the win over Pasco (11-1, 9-1), got a big boost from the return of Jose Rodriguez, who missed four games. He scored both of Chiawana’s goals in regulation.

David Uribe and Jesus Meraz-Rodriguez each had a goal for Pasco.

In another MCC match, Kennewick topped Southridge 3-1. John Sokol also shot that match and has a gallery here!

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