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CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, September 10, 2015 SECTION . SPORTS Contributed photo by Tabby Haskett/Clearwater Tribune Medical Lake's senior defensive lineman Alex Garza (54), leads the charge asa group of Cardinals gang-tackle an Orofino runner in last Friday's season-opening game. Eagles defeat Idaho with quick strikes The Eastern Washington University soccer team won its third match of the season in a non-conference match against the University of Idaho, Sept. 7. Goals by sophomores Chloe Wil- liams and Delaney R0mero just a minute apart put the Eagles up 2-0 in the first half: The Vandals would score later in the second half. The Eagles improve their record to 3-1-1 while Idaho drops to 2-3. After William's goal in the 23rd minute, Romero received a through ball from Williams to put her past Idaho's defensive line. Facing one-on-one with the visitors keeper, Romero shot the ball into the upper left corner. "1 thought we played the second part of the first half really well,,' EWU head coach Chad Bodnar said. The Eagles head for Indi- ana for their next game, facing Valparaiso, Sept. 11 in the start of a Midwest road trip that also in- cludes trips to Wisconsin-Green Bay, Sept. !3 and the University of Illinois-Chicago, Sept. 16. continued from page 1 yards on 10 carries and Dawson Lack added an- rules, at the first visible other 40 in five touches strike, the field must as Medical Lake ran for be cleared and players 134 net yards. Wagner cannot return until 30 was 5 of 13 for 35 yards minutes after the last and an interception. strike. Coaches and players "I don't know if wereviewed film Monday ever would have got- and the verdict was, ten out on the field," "We are better off than Hobbs said. And faced we thought we were," with a three-hour bus Hobbs said. ride home, the game Hobbs regretted was officially cancelled missing a couple of scor- with eight minutes re- ing opportunities. "We maining in the third had a couple of plays quarter, we rehearsed ahead of Hobbs called the time we felt we could time his team did spend take advantage of and on the field, "Informa- we just didn't execute tive and a good experi- it," he said. ence for our kids." Of The most impor- the time they played, tant takeaway so far Medical Lake held a was Medical Lake got five-mitlute edge in to have more than 20 time of possession, snaps in a jamboree, Murray collected 41 Hobbs said. That was a EWU volleyball heads off to Hawaii for Outrigger Challenge Coming off a perfect 4-0 weekend in the state of Louisi- ana, the Eastern Washington University volleyball team wilt travel to Honolulu, Hawaii, for this week's Outrigger Resorts Volleyball Challenge. Eastern (4-3) had a stellar continued from page 1shut out Deer Park, 14- 0. showing this past weekend, blocks while Gilbert averaged fense will focus on "the "Deer Park is another sweeping Providence, LaSal- 2.1t kills per set and swung little things" this week good challenge for us," le and New Orleans to win the at a .500 clip. in practice. Byrd said. "They're a team New Orleans Invitational title 'Head Coach Wade Ben- "There are little you can't overlook and before topping Southeastern son reached an important things we can work onthey did some good things Louisiana in four sets. milestone this past weekend, across the board," Byrd in their game against East EWU hit .398 over its winning his 250th career said. "I'm just proud of Valley. Our goalis to just three matches at the New Or- game after the Eagles topped how the guys came outget better." leans Invitational, highlighted Providence. He is now 253- and played in that first A1Stover can be reached by a .459 clip against Provi- 139 in 13 years as a head game." at al@cheneyfreepress. dence last Friday, Sept. 4. coach, including a 168-76 Cheney plays North-com. SeniorAlexis Wesley and record in nine seasons at east A League's Deer freshman Jessica Gilbert EWU. Park in their second were both named to the All- In Hawaii, the Eagles game of a five-game Tournament Team after ira- will face some of the tough- home stand, Sept. 11. pressive individual showings, est squads in the country, The Stags lost their sea- Wesley averaged 2.33 kills including No. 2 Florida and son opener to GNL's per set while hitting at a .576 the 16th-ranked Rainbow East Valley, 48-18. Last clipto go along with ninetotal Wahine. year, the Blackhawks reference to the Cardi- nals' appearance in an eight-team preseason jamboree Aug. 28 in Ritzville that gave them their first opportunity to get hits in on an op- ponent. "It was huge for us, we needed that, "Hobbs said. "We look at it as a very positive experi- ence." One of the big ques- tion marks heading into the season was how an inexperienced line, both offensive and defensive, would play. "We felt that they played pret- ty darn good," Hobbs said. Next up for Medical Lake (0-1) is another Idaho team, St. Maries, which visits Holliday Field this Friday, Sept. 11 for a 7 p.m. kickoff in the home opener. "As usual they're tougher than a boiled owl," Hobbs said. "We definitely have our work cut out for us." The Lumberjacks are 2-0 following wins 38-7 in the Kibbie Dome versus Kellogg, and 40-0 at home versus Medical Lake's fel- low Northeast A League foe, Riverside. Paul Delaney can be reached at pdelaney@chene freepress. com. Athlete of the Week Volleyball edical lake IDharmacy Denny's Harvest Foods proudly sponsors Medical Lake CARDINAL Athlete of the Week Don't miss any of Medical Lake's fall sports action. Go Cards! 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