Shadow strike for 9 again in rout of Hoppers

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SPOKANE, WA— The Spokane Shadow stuck for nine goals again – already their third such feat in the first month of the NWPL – and routed Yakima on Saturday May 28 at Spokane Falls.

(Shadow match report) The Shadow dominated the Hoppers from the opening whistle with a pair of quick goals. Sarah Cox tallied five minutes in via Karley Baggerly and Megan Lindsay doubled the advantage in the 12th courtesy of Marissa Mykines. Lindsay added her second from the spot after being fouled in the box driving along the end line in the 24th minute. She would later go on to record her second hat-trick of the season – both have been against Yakima – with a goal in the 79th minute.

Match photos from Spokane v. Yakima

Teenager Maia Angell capped the first half scoring when a ball played into the box by Jael Hagerott was quickly redirected centrally from the right side of area, finding the young back all alone for the finish inside the left post.

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Four minutes into the second half, the visitors nearly got on the board when Stefany Martinez’s shot was saved by Ashlyn Juul and the rebound effort by Susana Arreola was off the mark.

Mykines became the fourth different scorer in the 59th minute off a quick ball from Hagerott in midfield. She made a 20 yard run before finishing with a nice strike from just inside the area. She then returned to the provider role, finding Cox six minutes later for her second of the night.

Hagerott set up another goal in the 75th, finding Tiara Pittman-Thomas. Then Katie Bischoff got into the mix, setting up Lindsay’s third four minutes later and scoring herself in the final moments of the match with a fantastic strike from long range.

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Sarah Swanson and Juul split the shutout with a half each in goal for Spokane.

The Shadow retake first place in the NWPL table with a 4-1-0 record on 12 points. The Hoppers are at the base of the table with 3 points on a 1-3-0 mark.

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