Playoff-Bound Shadow Finish Unbeaten with Win, Draw on the Road

Shadow News Release - Saturday, June 30, 2018

 

The Spokane Shadow posted a 2-1 victory Friday night against OSA FC and then earned a 1-1 draw Saturday evening to finish the NPSL Regular Season with an unbeaten 7-0-5 record on the campaign. They host the West Region Quarterfinal versus FCM Portland Saturday, July 7 at SFCC 7:00 pm. 

The weekend kicked off in fantastic fashion Friday at Starfire Complex with a pair of early goals set up by Jesse Retan. Retan delivered a corner from the left in the ninth minute that JD Hauenstein got his head to despite the presence of the OSA keeper's arm. 

Five minutes later a free kick from the left touchline well out in midfield was sent to the top of the box where Eddie Benito leaned down to get his head to it. The ball popped up over the goalkeeper and dropped in under the crossbar. 

On Saturday it was Chase Reidt who tallied the opening goal in the contest. On a corner from Noah Chapleski that was headed out of the box, Reidt stepped forward and volleyed the ball first time from about 30 yards far enough from the keeper that he could only get a fingertip to it before it found the back of the net. 

Reidt, a Spokane Shadow youth product, scored in all three games against Kitsap this season, He tallied the first equalizer in the 2-2 road draw in Bremerton the opening weekend of the season and scored the final tally in the 5-0 home win against the Pumas. Reidt finished the regular season with seven goals and ranks eighth in the West Region among goal scorers. At 19, he is three years younger than any other player in the 10 top for scoring in the region. 

Bryan Hernandez was in goal for both games. 

The unbeaten record marks the first time in Shadow Men's Team history, including play in the Evergreen Premier League and previously in the USL Premier Development League, that a side finished the regular season without a loss - a history that includes two EPLWA championships and five regular season PDL Northwest titles. 

 

FRIDAY - Spokane Shadow 2-1 OSA FC
SPO: JD Hauenstein (Jesse Retan) 9
SPO: Eddie Benito (Jesse Retan) 14
OSA: Orlando Neto 32

Lineups
Spokane: Bryan Hernandez; Eddie Benito, Kyle Cacoyannis, Noah Chapleski, JD Hauenstein (Trevan Estrellado 65), Erik Lyons, JD Michael, Enzo Nalis (Nate Tolton 51), Chase Reidt (Dustin Ferger 75), Jesse Retan, Spencer Wolfe
OSA: Edoardo Belfanti, Cody Gibson, Rodney Greiling (Kary Whitney 45), Ryley Johnson (Brody Fitzsimmons 85), Harrison Kurtz (Robert Landeros 58), Triston Lea (Jay Weinman 80), Lucas Meek (Gabe Kellum 73), Orlando Neto (Yonatan Tesfasilase 85), Wesley Stark, Kevin Stordahl, Gabriele Zennaro (Andrew Conwell 53) 

SATURDAY - Spokane Shadow 1-1 Kitsap Pumas
SPO: Chase Reidt 66
KIT: Tomas Jamett 81

Lineups
Spokane: Bryan Hernandez; Eddie Benito, Noah Chapleski, Trevan Estrellado (Kyle Cacoyannis 52), Dustin Ferger (Chase Reidt 45), JD Hauenstein, Erik Lyons, JD Michael, Jesse Retan, Nate Tolton (Enzo Nalis 61), Spencer Wolfe
Kitsap: Brian Charles (Tomas Jamett 66), Matthew Eronemo, Marc Girones, Samuel Gomez, Keeton Heggerness (Alejandro Hernandez 76), Mac Lyle, Alvaro Rubio Barcenea, Jorge Ruiz, Mike Scharf, Jack Sluys, Diego Ventura (Edgar Torres 73) -- Subs not used: Cody Lang, Ronaldo Lomeli, Uriel Herrera, Ismael De Luna 

NPSL - Final Northwest Standings
Spokane Shadow 7-0-5...  26 points
FCM Portland 6-2-4...  22 pts
Kitsap Pumas 4-5-3...  15 pts
OSA FC 3-7-2... 11 pts
PDX FC  2-8-2...  8 pts

NEXT WEEK: 

West Region Quarterfinal  (NW 2 @ NW 1) 
Saturday, July 7 @ 7:00 :: FCM Portland @ Spokane Shadow

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