Jacks meet defeat at state
Quincy beats Cheney for State 2A berth
The Quincy High School boys soccer team made a state appearance after taking second in the CWAC and defeating Cheney 1-0 last Saturday in a District 5-6-7 Glue Crossover contest.
But on Tuesday they were defeated by Pullman 2-1 and eliminated from the WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires 2A Boys State Soccer Championships.
The Jacks finished the season with a 12-8 record.
Pullman 2, Quincy 1
The Jacks found themselves in a two-goal deficit by halftime and managed just one goal in the second half of their first-round state playoff game in Pullman.
The Greyhounds survived to face the winner of the Othello/White River game on Wednesday.
Quincy was forced to play with 10 players most of the game after goal keeper Gil Avila was red carded in the 20th minute. Freshman Hernan Gamboa was his replacement.
“After that we regrouped and sacrificed one defender,” said coach Arturo Guerrero. “We played with three defenders, four mids and two forwards. We generated enough scoring opportunities, but unfortunately they did not go in.
“Our team played with passion and gave their best.”
Goals: 1. Ryan Campbell (P) 18th; 2, Micah Lagerquist (P) 20th; 3, Daniel Contreras (Jesus Guzman) 42nd.
Shots: Quincy 15, Pullman 14. Saves: Quincy 6, Pullman 9.
Quincy 1, Cheney 0
Quincy had trouble scoring goals this season and on Saturday the Blackhawks of Cheney made it even more difficult. Cheney packed nine players into the defense to make sure the Jacks would not score. This led to nogoals in the first 80 minutes and no goals in the two golden goal five minute periods. The Jacks went to a shootout against the Great Northern League’s No. 2 team.
Quincy hit pay dirt on all five shots, while the Blackhawks made four penalty kicks. Quincy had goals by Kevin Rios, Jordi Colonel, Fredy Ruiz, Daniel Contreras and Axel Medina.
Saves: Gil (Quincy) 6, Kam Galm (Cheney) 8. Shots: Quincy 23, Cheney 11.
Othello 3, Quincy 1
The Jacks scored first against Othello on May 14, but gave up three goals to the CWAC’s fourth-seeded team and lost 3-1.
Quincy scored when Francisco Alejandrez assisted Ruiz in the 16th minute. Ruiz shook off one defender and took a shot past goalie Jose Chairez. Othello answered with a goal by Khristian Hererra in the 26th minute and the game remained knotted until the final few minutes of the game.
The Jacks were looking for an offsides call in the 74th minute, when Hugo Martinez slipped past the defense to score and give the Huskies a 2-1 lead. Martinez, who has 29 goals on the season, added an insurance goal in the 80th minute.