Shadow News Release - June 10, 2016
The Spokane Shadow First Teams face the Seattle Stars for the first time this season when they host a doubleheader of Northwest Premier League and Evergreen Premier League contests Saturday at Spokane Falls CC Stadium. The ladies host the Stars at 4:00 pm in NWPL action while the two EPLWA sides collide at 6:30. Tickets are $10 for Adults, $7 for Children 15 and under.
Shadow WFT vs Seattle Stars – 4:00
Heading into their first-ever meeting, the Stars and Shadow are in two separate races. With Spokane (5-1-0) and South Sound (4-0-2) having separated themselves from the pack early on in what looks to be a two-team race for the title, the Stars are looking to build on a two-game unbeaten streak and grab control of the third spot in the table. The Stars are coming off their first-ever NWPL victory. They topped visiting Twin City 2-1 last week after earning their third draw of the season the week before at Olympic, 1-1.
The Shadow women have dominated the last two games at home, blanking Yakima and Olympic by a combined 14-0 scoreline.
Three Shadow players have goal totals equal to or greater than the bottom four teams in the league. Megan Lindsay leads the league with 10, Sarah Cox is second at eight and Tiara Pittman-Thomas is third with six. Karley Baggerly and Tasha Luu’s three goals is matched by only one other player in the league.
Meanwhile, the goalkeeping pool – a mix of several college players and Shadow developmental players - has not allowed a goal at home through three contests.
Shadow MFT vs Seattle Stars – 6:30
The Shadow MFT dominated the season series the first year with a 4-1 road win and an 11-0 drubbing at SFCC, but the Stars proved to be a tricky opponent in their first meeting last season, playing to a 1-1 draw in Spokane. The Stars, though, could not stop the surging Shadow late in the season though, falling on their home field 4-1. Kazuki Tateishi, Jonny Cortez and Anthony Mota scored in the contest with JD Hauenstein providing a pair of assists.
The Stars come into the match on the heels of a 3-1 loss at league-leading Vancouver last weekend after posting a 3-3 draw at Olympic the week before for just their second point of the season for a side that is currently 0-3-2.
Looking Further Ahead
The Shadow has one more doubleheader left in the lengthy homestand Next Saturday the WFT plays host to Fuerza FC at 4:00 pm and the MFT welcomes Bellingham United at 6:30 pm. Both games are at Spokane Falls CC Stadium. Following that doubleheader, the First Teams will be spending over a month on the road before their home and league finale July 30 at SFCC.
SHADOW FIRST TEAMS PROJECTED GAME ROSTERS*
Shadow Women’s First Team
Angell, Maia… Lewis & Clark HS
Cashman, Katie… Eastern Washington University
Cox, Sarah… Gonzaga University
Crooks, AJ… Central Valley HS
Hagerott, Jael… Whitworth University / Mead HS
Hallman, Averi… University of Memphis / Mt Spokane HS
Hamby, Jacqueline… Lewis & Clark HS
Lindsay, Megan… Seattle Pacific / Gonzaga Prep
Loehner, Jen… Whitworth University / University HS
Martinson, Riley… Deer Park HS
Miller, Taryn… University of Montana / Central Valley HS
Mykines, Marissa… University of Illinois / Mead HS
Pedersen, Ashlee… University of Montana / Mt Spokane HS
Pittman-Thomas, Tiara… Washington State University / Mt Spokane
Rubosky, Kasey… Gonzaga University / Lakeside HS
Russell, Larkin… Gonzaga Prep HS
Stocker, McKenna… Concordia University / Central Valley HS
Swanson, Sarah… Gonzaga University
Shadow Men’s First Team
Alvarez, Fernando… Northwest Nazarene University
Beaulaurier, Matt… University of Portland / Ferris HS
Caliguire, Mark… Dominican University
Chertude, Chris… CC Spokane / Peninsula College
Cortez, Jonny… CC Spokane / Moses Lake HS
Costa, Timmy… Whitworth University
Curtis, Marcellous… CC Spokane
Davis, Jared… CC Spokane
Duncan, Joel… Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Espinoza, Eric… Whitworth University
Gomez, Michael… Dominican University
Hamer, Zach… Gonzaga University / Mead HS
Hauenstein, JD… Central Valley HS
Mollay, Michael… Northwest Nazarene University
Mota, Anthony… University of Great Falls
Ourada, Connor… Gonzaga University / Ferris HS
Retan, Jesse… Whitworth University / Cheney HS
Ruano, Raymond… CC Spokane
Peterson, Pete… Gonzaga University / Central Valley HS
Smith, Nolan… CC Spokane / Lewis & Clark HS
Tateishi, Kazuki… CC Spokane
Thompson, Ben… University of Redlands / Lewis & Clark HS
Ulen, Brady… WWU & North Idaho College / Post Falls HS
Watters, Tony… Whitworth University
Wolfe, Spencer… Whitworth University
*Subject to change