CAMAS, WA— It was also near 100 degrees in Camas on the pitch when the Victory and Shadow kicked off in match between two clubs that held their own destiny in the race to finish atop the EPLWA table. It was scoreless at the half but then the Shadow scored twice in the second half for a 2-0 win before 323 fans.
Despite seeing recent goal scorers Karl Muelheims and Chance Bukoski come off in first half with injuries the Shadow persevered and battled to a 2-0 win that gives Spokane, with games in hand, sole control in the title race, which was also aided Saturday night with Sunday’sopponent Yakima getting a 1-1 draw at league-leading South Sound. Jesse Retan put Spokane ahead with a first-time volley on a cross from Avi Singh and he also created the second goal, putting Anthony Mota on a run to beat keeper. Mota won the challenge and then knocked the loose ball over the line.
Vancouver is now 7-3-1 on the season with 22 points. The Victory remain in second place in the EPLWA standings.
V2FC’s next home match is Wednesday July 8 at 7 PM at McKenzie Stadium against first place club South Sound FC.