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1CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, October 8, 2015 SECTION 2 SPORTS II in By AL STOVER us good competition," head coach Staff Reporter Heather Zorrozua said. "We did what The Cheney High volleyball team we needed to do." had another busy week of competi- Marissa Peach led her team with 11 tion. kills and five serving aces while Pey- After going 1-1 in Great Northern ton Stark had 25 assists. On defense, League action - a win over East Valley, Harley Bridges had 26 digs with Kristi 3-1, Sept. 29, and a loss to Clarkston, 3-1, McGourin and Peach a block each. Oct. 1 - they finished the week with a "Bridges did outstanding against third-place finish in the silver bracket East Valley," Zorrozua said. "She was of the Linda Sheridan Classic volleyball in the right place and that match really tournament, Oct. 4 played at Shadle bumped up her confidence." Park High School. The Lady Blackhawks were unable Cheney showed strong offense to continue their momentum against against East Valley. The game scores Clarkston. The game scores were 18-25, were 25-22, 25-22, 23-25 and 25-23. 29-27, 23-25 and 22-25. Individual Statis- "I was excited to see us show up tics were unavailable as of press.time. to beat East Valley, they always give Zorrozua felt her team became frustrated with Clarkston's defense"Peyton (Stark) was setting a throughout the match, lot better," Zorrozua said. "Taylor "I told them that we could come up (Gould) and Rylie (Pease)were hitting with different excuses, but we've got to better. I wished we could have had show up to play," Zorrozua said. "We that consistency on Friday. "We could have Clarkston this Saturday and we've have competed a lot better." got a few extra days of practice to work Cheney is 4-2 in league play on some stuff." and 5-2 overall, and are in sec- Scores and statistics from the Sheri-' ond place in the GNL standings dan Classic were not available as of The Lady Blackhawks host West press time.r Valley Oct. 8 for Cancer Aware- Zorrozua said her pool had sev- ness Nightand Clarkston, Oct. 10. eral 5A schools and different levels of "We've got some work to do, the girls competition. After the first day and the are excited to beat Clark ton since this match against Tahoma on Saturday is the last time we'll be playing them," morning, her team began to play with Zorrozua said. more consistency once they entered Al Stover can be reached at bracket play. al@chenevfr epress.com. Lady Blackhawks experience shooting woes in GNL By JOHN McCALLUM ponents combined for lowing a Bantams' score been working on finding Editor 25 shots on goal. On the just two minutes into ways to move more peo- At first glance, the flipside, Radtke said the the game, but settled ple forward on attacks, Cheney High girls soc-defense has been playing down to pitch a shut out trying to do this as a Unit. cer team's shutout loss- "great," keeping the team over the next 74 minutes. The Lady Blackhawks es to East Valley and in the games and provid- Clarkston got a goal in have als0 been work- at Clarkston last weeking opportunities to the the 76th minute for the ing on some fitness 'as might indicate the Lady offense, final score, well; something helped Blackhawks are having "But they can only Radtke singled out by their schedule that trouble scoring. Head do that for so long," he the work of freshman provided an open date coach Nels Radtke said it added, defender Carla Thorson, on Oct.6. goes further than that. Cheney gave up a pair who he said has done a Cheney (0-6, 1-8) is "We're havingtrouble of goals 10 minutes apart good job of stepping up. still searching for a first shooting," Radtke said. to the Knights, but those to the ball and winning win in GNL play, and Indeed, Cheney man-didn't come until the possessions. Junior goal- heads into its lone league aged just one shot in each 24th and 34th minutes of keeper Nicole Rowley contest Oct. 8 against game, a 3-0 loss Sept. 29 the first half. East Valley also continued her solid second-place West Val- at home to the Knightsnotched a final goalin the play, stopping seven of ley (5-1, 6-3). The Lady and a 2-0 setback Oct. 1 65thminute. East Valley's 12 shotsBlackhawks also have at Clarkston, while the AtClarkston, theLadyand11 of Clarkston's a non-league match Lady Blackhawks' GreatBlackhawks suffered an13. Oct. 9, heading north to Northern League op- early mental lapse in a!- Radtke said they've face Greater Spokane League's Mr. Spokane the ball possession work (3-1, 8-1). they've done in practice Neither game will be will tranSlate at least into easy, Radtke said, as both more shots on goal. teams are good, senior- J o h n M c C a l - laden'and present chal- lum can be reached at lenges. He hopes some of jmac@chene freepress,com. Eagles head to Montana for lone match of week FROM NEWS SERVICE REPORTS After a successful home weekend that ex- tended its winning streak to eight straight games, and improve its Big Sky Conference record to 4-0, the Eastern Washington University soccer team will head to Missoula, Mont., Friday, Oct. 9, to take on Montana. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. During last week's games against Sacramen- to State and Portland State, the Eagles came out victorious, finishing on top of each team 3-1 and 1-0, respectively. Af- ter the two victories, the Eagles improved their overall season record to 10-1-1. This is the first time in program his- tory that Eastern has recorded 10 wins during a single season. During their match against the Hornets, sophomore Savannah Hoekstra recorded her first two goals of the season, just six minutes apart from each other, sending the Eagles into season. She is currently sha Luu scores Eastem's a 2-0 lead. Sophomore ranked second overallin lone goal of the match Chloe Williams, current- the Big Sky Conferenceand her second goal of ly leading the Eagles for number of goals this the season. in goals, recorded theseason. Montana is currently third goal for the Eagles In their match against 1-2-1 in conference play and her ninth goal of the Portland State, senior Ta- and 4-7-2 Overall. 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