This story previously reported an incorrect number of hits for Okanogan in its game against Chelan. The error has been corrected in this version.
WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee boys soccer team is still missing that finishing touch.
The Panthers created opportunities to score in a home fixture with Chiawana on Tuesday night, but rued those missed chances after the match and the 3-1 loss.
“We certainly didn’t help ourselves,” Wenatchee coach Dennis Tronson said. “We exposed some of the weaknesses that they presented defensively and just missed a boatload of opportunities. It could have been a four or five-goal lead before they scored.”
The Riverhawks evened the score at one with a momentum-changing goal in the final minute of the first half.
Freshman Cezar Leon notched a pair of second-half goals for Chiawana (2-2 Big Nine 4A).
“He just has a knack for being in the right place at the right time,” Riverhawks coach Rich Zoller said. “He gave us a big shot in the arm.”
Angel Guerra made nine saves for the Panthers (2-2 Big Nine 4A), and did everything he could to keep Chiawana out of the net.
“We have to do more to take the pressure off of him,” Tronson said.
Wenatchee’s comeback attempt was hampered by a straight red card issued to striker Ozzy Mejia with 13 minutes to go in the match, leaving the Panthers with 10 men.
Tronson said Mejia will miss the Panthers’ match at Walla Walla on Saturday.
Eastmont 3, Kamiakin 1
Jesus Abrego broke a 1-1 tie with a goal late in the second half to propel Eastmont to a victory over Kamiakin.
A couple of minutes later, Abrego assisted on a goal by Villa. In the first half, Ivan Marmalejo opened the scoring with a goal assisted by Hernan Mendoza.
Daniel Romero made 14 saves for the Wildcats (2-2 Big Nine).
Chelan 5, Okanogan 4 (OT)
Okanogan rallied from a 3-0 deficit to tie, but Chelan’s Guada Cardenas knocked home the game-winner four minutes into overtime to give the Goats the win.
Eastmont 8, Moses Lake 1
The Wildcats had strong pitching performances from five players and tacked on five runs in the sixth inning to win at home. Senior center fielder Ryan Pierce, who is recovering from a knee injury from football, made his season debut for Eastmont.
Wenatchee 22-11, Sunnyside 1-0
The Panthers rapped out 31 hits and allowed just four in two five-inning romps over the Grizzlies at Rec Park. C.J. Gettman went 6-for-6 in the two games, and Christian Silva (3IP, 7K) impressed on the mound in the nightcap.
Chelan 2, Okanogan 1
Jared Anderson (four innings), Jake Burbery (one inning) and Aaron Schramm (two innings) combined to one-hit Okanogan in the Goats’ league opener.
Cashmere 10, Omak 0
Trenton Johnson and Alex Chipman combined to pitch a no-hitter in Cashmere’s five-inning victory over visiting Omak.
Nick Tarver drove in three runs for the Bulldogs, while Kyle Weiler knocked in two.
Cascade 14, Tonasket 4
After Tonasket scored two runs in the top of the sixth to cut its lead to 6-4, Cascade responded with eight runs in the bottom of the inning to close out a win in both teams’ league opener.
Ben Smithson allowed just two unearned runs in 4 1/3 innings, and also helped his cause with the bat, going 3-for-4 with four RBI. Cam Williams also added three hits and scored four runs.
Quincy 7, Grandview 6
Quincy scored three runs by taking advantage of five walks in the bottom of the seventh inning to post a comeback win over visiting Grandview.
Brett Petersen picked up the win on the mound with five innings of shutout relief and added three hits and two runs batted in at the plate.
West Valley (Spokane) 6, Ephrata 2
The Tigers only managed two seventh-inning runs in a non-league loss at Johnson-O’Brien Stadium.
Josh Snider had two of Ephrata’s four hits, and struck out seven in a complete-game effort.
Moses Lake 3-15, Eastmont 1-7
Eastmont’s Mae Larimer went 5-for-8 on the day, but the Wildcats were swept by the Chiefs in a non-league twinbill in Moses Lake.
Cascade 27, Tonasket 0
Taliyah Riddick-Waters hit a grand slam in Cascade’s 18-run first inning, and the host Kodiaks went on to a five-inning victory.
Kaija Cheyne also had a home run for Cascade.
Cashmere 8, Omak 4
Lucy Patterson had four hits, including two doubles, and drove in two runs to lead Cashmere to a victory over Omak.
Chelan 10, Okanogan 5
The Goats scored twice in the top of the seventh to force extra innings, and the wheels came off in the eighth for the Bulldogs as Chelan scored five more runs to win it.
Brewster 9, Lake Roosevelt 8
Brewster scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth to post a comeback win over Lake Roosevelt.
Jessie Hammons hit a single that plated the game-winning run.
Eastmont 7, Sunnyside 0 (boys)
Eastmont 7, Sunnyside 0 (girls)
Only two matches went to more than two sets in the Wildcats’ clean sweep of the Grizzlies at Eastmont.