TACOMA The Tonasket High School soccer team gave coach Jack Goyette a special going away present Saturday.
The fifth-place Tigers shocked first-place Quincy, 4-3, in a shoot-out.
“Saturday was a special day, my last game in Tonasket after years of many great games and much fun on that field,” said Goyette, who is moving to Montana. “I will miss the students here a lot, and I thank them for the gift they gave me on Saturday. It was a perfect day for a coach.”
Cesar Reynoso scored twice with assists by Isaiah Albright and Hugo Sanchez.
Albright scored on an assist from Elias Abrego.
Derek Sund in goal finished with more than 20 saves.
Goyette praised the defensive effort of Roberto Juarez, Noe Vazquez and Marcelino Ruiz-Martell.
“The midfield worked the entire game very hard against a talented and well coached Quincy team,” Goyette said.
Midfielders included Carlos Abrego, Abran Alvarez, Hugo Sanchez, Anthony Luna, Christian Herrara Garcia, Elias Abrego and Victor Flores.
“Excellent young men who play sports the right way and for the right reasons,” Goyette said of the team. “The reason we’ve managed to win a few big games is because they have decided to play for each other and see how good they could be together. I’m very proud of this team.”
Tonasket (8-6 overall, 6-6 league) is at second-place Chelan (9-4-1, 9-3) for the final game of the regular season Thursday.
CHELAN – The Chelan soccer team moved into sole possession of second place with a 2-1 victory over Brewster on Saturday.
Both teams entered the fray tied for second in the Caribou Trail League with a week left in the regular season.
“Whenever these two teams play, it is guaranteed to be a good game,” Chelan assistant coach Jim Broome said. “Today was no different. Both teams battled the wind and each other for 80 minutes.”
Chelan’s Ivan Magdaleno scored 10 minutes into the game.
Brewster tied the match six minutes into the second half, while Chelan was essentially down a player (Humberto Ramirez), injured on the field and not moving, Broome said.
Chelan won the game with two minutes left in regulation on a goal by freshman Cristian Barajas on an assist from Juan Garcia.
Chelan finished with 21 shots on goal compared to 18 shots by Brewster.
Chelan’s junior varsity won 3-1 over the Bridgeport’s junior varsity.
League-leading Quincy (10-4 overall, 10-2) is at Brewster (9-4, 8-4) on Thursday.
OROVILLE – The Liberty Bell boys got past Oroville, 3-1, in Saturday soccer action.
Oroville’s Cristian Diaz scored in the first half to tie the match.
Oroville broke open the tie with two goals in the final 15 minutes.
“We didn’t capitalize on several scoring chances,” Oroville coach Mike Pitts said. “Liberty Bell made some key position changes and made two back-to-back final goals.”
Oroville seniors in their final home game were Abe Capote, Connelly Quick and Michael Dudley.
“Michael was out due to injury,” Pitts said. “Abe and Connelly played tremendously. It was a proud and sad moment for me to know they’ll be moving on.”
Bridgeport (8-4 overall, 3-2 league) was at Liberty Bell (11-4, 3-2) and Oroville (1-9-2, 0-5) at Manson (6-5, 4-1) yesterday for the final matches of the regular season.
LEAVENWORTH – Cascade beat Omak, 6-1, in a league boys soccer game Saturday.
Omak (1-13 overall, 1-11 league) finishes its season at Cashmere (3-11, 2-10) on Thursday.
CASHMERE – Okanogan picked up its 10th win of the year, 6-2, over Cashmere on Friday.
Justin Perez scored three goals, including one from Brendan Chalmers.
Justin Rivas scored from Perez, Arturo Ramos from Rivas and Morgan Poulin from Rivas.
Cascade (4-9-1 overall, 4-8 league) is at Okanogan (10-4, 8-4) for senior night Thursday.
BRIDGEPORT – Bridgeport handed Manson its first league loss, 2-0, on Mustang senior night Friday.
The regular season ended yesterday with Bridgeport (8-4 overall, 3-2 league) at Liberty Bell (11-4, 3-2).
BRIDGEPORT – Bridgeport stopped Oroville, 6-1, on Thursday.
WINTHROP – First-place Manson slipped past Liberty Bell, 2-1, in a league game Thursday.