MOSES LAKE — The Wenatchee boys soccer team had a number of quality looks on goal, but struggled to convert the chances to points for the second time this week. This time, it cost them a 4-1 loss on the road Thursday against Moses Lake.
Wenatchee also lost 3-1 at home against Eastmont on Monday.
The Panthers saw one shot bounce off the uprights and had a potential goal called back after a close offsides call.
Their lone goal came after Kevin Calixto dropped a pass back to Giovanny Soto, which made it a 1-1 game with 15 minutes gone.
Wenatchee went into halftime trailing 2-1 and gave up a pair of scores at the 56- and 58-minute markers. Both goals were the result of scrums right in front of the Panthers goal, and the defense was unable to clear the danger.
Coach Dennis Tronson hopes to address that issue in the coming week.
“We felt that happen three times tonight and that’s something we have to clear up,” he said.
Wenatchee finished the match with nine shots on goal, and keeper Noel Sanchez Moreno recorded three saves in the losing effort.
Tronson said he was pleased with the level of play, but a couple of breakdowns made the difference.
“We played really well except for about five minutes,” he said. “And boy, when we didn’t, they took advantage of it.”
Eastmont 11, Cashmere 1
The Eastmont softball team got off to a fast start, scoring seven runs in the first inning and creating even more distance with four runs in the second, and went on to post a non-league win over Cashmere.
Nikki Gilbert led Eastmont’s offense, going 3-for-3 at the plate with two stolen bases.
The Wildcats were proficient in every aspect of play and should be in good shape in Big Nine play going forward.
“It was a good opportunity for us to get the bats working before we jump into a lot of league play after spring break,” coach Cliff Johnson said.
Lee Dolquist Invitational
The Eastmont girls golf team posted a team score of 518 at the Lee Dolquist Invitational in Yakima, earning it 14th place out of the 21 teams that competed.
Sophomore Michaela Lantzy scored a team-best 117, and the young Wildcats team gained experience at the invite in between its league PODs.
Eastmont hosts the league’s second POD on Monday.