CHS soccer shuts out Pullman, Clarkston
The Lady Blackhawks soccer team returned in full force this past week with back-to-back 2-0 shutouts over Pullman (Sept. 27) and Clarkston (Sept. 29).
Madison O’Callaghan scored a goal in the 35th minute to give Cheney a 1-0 lead heading into halftime.
Gabby Nguyen, with an assist from Lelie Holland, added an insurance goal at the 41st minute.
Cheney outshot Pullman 10-3 with Nicole Rowley making three saves.
At Clarkston, Emma Scott’s goal in the first half gave Cheney a 1-0 lead. Kailey Estrellado’s goal in the second half ensured the Lady Blackhawks’ win.
Clarkston outshot Cheney 15-6 with Melissa Aris making 12 saves. Aris had sole goal keeping duties while Rowley was having her wisdom teeth pulled.
Cheney (5-1 GNL, 15 points, 9-1 overall) are half a game behind first-place East Valley (5-0, 15 points, 6-2) in the league standings.
The Lady Blackhawks hosted fourth-place West Valley (1-4, 3 points, 1-6), Oct. 4. The Eagles are coming off a 1-0 loss against Clarkston (4-3, 12 points, 4-3).
Cheney shutout West Valley, 3-0, in their first game (Sept. 15).
Blackhawks volleyball goes 3-0
The Cheney High volleyball team ran a gauntlet this week with a 3-0 win over Pullman, 3-1 victory against Clarkston and a 3-0 sweep 3A Greater Spokane League’s North Central.
The Blackhawks fired on all cylinders in the Pullman match (25-22, 25-16 and 25-17). Cheney led across the board in offense with Rylie Pease recording 17 kills, Peyton Stark having 31 assists and four aces. On defense, Ally Jones had 14 digs and KD Skillingstad notched four blocks.
Against Clarkston (25-17, 25-13, 20-25 and 25-19), Cheney came out strong, dominating the first two sets before they dropped the third. The Bantams led for most of the fourth set until Cheney rebounded to take the set and win the match.
Pease had double kills for the second-straight match with 13 while Stark led the match with 33 assists while Gould notched four aces. On defense, Jones had 13 digs and Skillingstad had four blocks.
The Blackhawks dominated North Central in an early game (25-16, 25-9 and 25-19), winning the first two sets. The Indians were on the verge of a comeback, leading for most of the third frame, until Cheney came back.
Stats from the North Central game were unavailable.
Cheney hosted West Valley (4-2, 4-3), Oct. 4. The Eagles, who are tied for second with Pullman (4-2, 6-3), swept the Blackhawks on Sept. 15.
They will take a break from league matches and compete in the Linda Sheridan volleyball tournament, played at Ferris High School, Oct. 7-8.
Cheney football falls to East Valley
While the Cheney High football team has found success on the road, they cannot seem to get a win at home. The Blackhawks opened Great Northern League play with a 47-34 loss to East Valley, Sept. 30. This year, Cheney (0-1 GNL, 2-3 overall) has lost three straight at home.
With East Valley leading 20-0, Cheney finally got on the scoreboard in the second quarter on Charles Johnson’s 4-yard scoring run, followed by a successful PAT.
Colin Spendlove returned a 75-yard interception for a touchdown to boost East Valley’s lead, 27-7.
Chris Fuentes’ 7-yard rushing touchdown closed the gap to 27-14 heading into halftime.
Fuentes had a highlight game with a 5-yard scoring touchdown in the third quarter and a 7-yard rushing TD in the fourth, which was followed by a successful two-point conversion.
Down 47-26, the Blackhawks capped their scoring on Cole Hinrichs’ 85-yard scoring touchdown to Johnson, followed by a successful two-point conversion.
Individual stats were unavailable as of press time.
The Blackhawks travel to Clarkston (0-1, 3-2) to take on the Bantams, Oct. 7. Last year Clarkston handed Cheney a 52-25 loss in their final home game of the 2015 season.
The Bantams opened league play with a 43-16 loss to Pullman last Friday.