Ephrata 7, Quincy 1
EPHRATA — Ephrata overcame inclement weather to pull away in the second half and beat Quincy 7-1.
The win helped Ephrata improve to 3-0 in the Central Washington Athletic Conference, while Quincy was handed its first league loss (2-1) and snapped its three-game win streak.
“First half the weather was brutal,” Ephrata head coach Gary Klepec said. “It was pounding rain and we were against the win in the first half.”
With the wind at their backs, Ephrata found its offense over the final 30 minutes. The Tigers only led 1-0 at halftime before the offense came in bunches throughout the second half.
Nikola Brzezny scored twice off assists from Lanni Elliott. The two outside forwards worked across the field to create shots. Lynette Sanchez scored twice and assisted on two more goals from her center forward position.
“Just a lot of good ball movement tonight,” Klepec said.
Julia Davis scored the Tigers’ first goal; Elliott and Renessa Cole also scored. Klepec highlighted the defense of sophomore McKenzie Lembcke.
For Quincy, it was a disappointing result after an impressive start to league play. Brianna Herrera scored the Jacks’ lone goal.
“They (Ephrata) just came out hungrier than us in the second half and we hung our heads with the kind of goals we gave up,” Quincy head coach Francisco Tafoya said. “We looked a shadow of the team that played against East Valley.”
Ephrata hosts East Valley Thursday at 6 p.m. Quincy will try and stay in the playoff hunt with a home game against Grandview Thursday at 4 p.m.
Othello 4, Prosser 2
OTHELLO — Othello rallied from a 2-0 deficit at halftime to beat Prosser 4-2.
Hailee Guzman scored a hat trick in the second half. Guzman also assisted Gracie Sorenson’s goal.
Othello travels to Toppenish on Thursday.
Other Basin scores
Wahluke 2, Mabton 0
Quincy 3, Wapato 0
QUINCY — Despite a bit of a scare, Quincy was able to sweep Wapato 25-21, 25-20, 25-19.
“They (Wapato) played hard,” head coach Dean Pratt said. “I think the girls were looking ahead to next week.”
Ashlyn Rosenberger totaled nine kills and three aces. Rosey Combs and Mackenzie Kleyn both added five kills.
Quincy will have the rest of the week off before a crucial three-match stretch that begins Oct. 15 at home against Ellensburg, the other team 4-0 in league play.
“We’re not big, tall and powerful so we have to stay disciplined,” Pratt said.
Connell 3, Warden 0
CONNELL — Warden was swept by Connell 25-14, 25-10, 25-11.
Kiana Rios managed 21 digs; Averie Golladay and Kaya Enriquez had three kills each.
Tri-Cities Prep 3, Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 0
RITZVILLE — Lind-Ritzville/Sprague was swept by Tri-Cities Prep 25-17, 25-20, 25-18.
Eliza Galbreath recorded five kills and two blocks. Taylor Galbreath had nine assists.
Other Basin scores
College Place d. Royal 17-25, 25-12, 25-19, 25-15
Ephrata 3, Toppenish 0
Othello 3, East Valley 0
Eastmont 3, Moses Lake 0