Soccer snaps losing skid with win over Selah Vikings
The Quincy Jacks boys soccer team snapped out of a painful losing streak by defeating Selah on the road in a penalty kick shootout, 4-2.
The win put an end to a three-game skid for the Jacks and served as a much-needed confidence booster for the team, after losing to Ellensburg and East Valley-Yakima by one goal each time and then losing to Grandview in a blowout at home.
Against Selah, a tough opponent most days, the Jacks maintained their composure and were able to avoid the mistakes and poor chemistry that had doomed the team against the Greyhounds.
Jose “Tachis” Lopez opened the scoring for Quincy with a masterful 30-yard free kick that sailed over the keeper and into the top right corner of the net.
With six minutes to go, Selah tied it up, and the teams went into overtime.
The Jacks did not lose their cool and took the tying tally in stride.
After two extra periods with no scoring, the teams went into penalty kicks, with Quincy goalie Jairo Carrillo coming up huge.
The Jacks’ netminder stopped two of the Selah Vikings’ penalty kicks.
Quincy booters went 4-for-4 in the penalty kick shootout.
Next up for the eighth-place Jacks (1-2 in league, 2-4 overall) was a home game against last-place Prosser on April 9.
Results were not available prior to press time. The team visits second-place Othello on April 13, with kickoff at 4 p.m.
By Sebastian Moraga, firstname.lastname@example.org