Moses Lake defeats Wenatchee, 1-0, at home

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  • Casey McCarthy/Columbia Basin Herald Risa Nishida fires a shot for Moses Lake in the first half against Wenatchee on Tuesday.

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    Casey McCarthy/Columbia Basin Herald Moses Lake forward Natalie Bunch fights with the Wenatchee defender as she tries to make a break towards the goal in the first half against the Panthers.

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    Casey McCarthy/Columbia Basin Herald Kaydence Martinez makes a move past a Wenatchee defender as she drives the ball up for the Chiefs in the first half of Moses Lake’s 1-0 win.

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    Casey McCarthy/Columbia Basin Herald Moses Lake sophomore Natalie Bunch is embraced by her teammates after she puts the Chiefs ahead in the second half against Wenatchee.

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    Casey McCarthy/Columbia Basin Herald Natalie Bunch dribbles past a defender as she makes her towards the goal, scoring the winner for the Chiefs midway through the second half against Wenatchee.

  • Casey McCarthy/Columbia Basin Herald Risa Nishida fires a shot for Moses Lake in the first half against Wenatchee on Tuesday.

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    Casey McCarthy/Columbia Basin Herald Moses Lake forward Natalie Bunch fights with the Wenatchee defender as she tries to make a break towards the goal in the first half against the Panthers.

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    Casey McCarthy/Columbia Basin Herald Kaydence Martinez makes a move past a Wenatchee defender as she drives the ball up for the Chiefs in the first half of Moses Lake’s 1-0 win.

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    Casey McCarthy/Columbia Basin Herald Moses Lake sophomore Natalie Bunch is embraced by her teammates after she puts the Chiefs ahead in the second half against Wenatchee.

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    Casey McCarthy/Columbia Basin Herald Natalie Bunch dribbles past a defender as she makes her towards the goal, scoring the winner for the Chiefs midway through the second half against Wenatchee.

MOSES LAKE — Moses Lake pulled off a dramatic win against Wenatchee at home, 1-0, to move up to a half-game off first place in the CBBN.

The first half of the match saw both sides trading blows. Neither side was able to garner a great look at the net as the sides went into the locker room tied 0-0. The second half opened up with much of the same.

Wenatchee was able to fire a lot of dangerous looks in from outside, but were never able to find the back of the net. Finally, on a ball over the top, sophomore Natalie Bunch was able to find herself between the defense and goalie, slipping the ball past the keeper as she was taken to the ground to put the Chiefs up 1-0.

Late in the match, the Panthers continued to try and find the tying goal. With under two minutes to play, Wenatchee scored what they believed to be the shot they’d been looking for before the goal was disallowed by the referee due to a missed call shortly before on the Moses Lake sideline.

The Chiefs were able to hold on for the final minutes as they took down the Panthers in the rivalry game.

Moses Lake head coach Liz Bigger said after the game that this win is “huge.”

“This is a big program win,” Bigger said. “Wenatchee is always our nemesis, we always fight them to the end. We lost to them 2-0 the first time, so coming out and getting the 1-0, especially when it really counts at the end of the season, it’s just really, really special and it’s great for the girls.”

Bigger said she hopes the win will pick up team spirits as they head into their final weeks of the season. Playing against a Panthers team that is dangerous attacking from the outside, the Moses Lake head coach said she told her team not to let anyone past them and not to give them the benefit of a free kick from within 25 yards.

“They’re good a long balls, they’re good at ending those and if we make a mistake, the ball is just going to drop and they’re going to get an easy goal, which has happened in the past,” Bigger said.

After Risa Nishida exited in the first half with an injury, Bigger said Shaylee Miacolo stepped up in a big way for the team filling in a role she hasn’t had as much experience with.

“It’s a huge role and to try and switch people into that, I think Kaydence filled it very well, but we certainly did miss her,” Bigger said. “Thank goodness Shaylee stepped up into that role, and filled it well.”

The Moses Lake head coach said her other honored player after the game was her sophomore forward, Bunch, who continues to pour in goals for the Chiefs. But, Bigger said she gave honorable mention to every girl who stepped out onto the field for Moses Lake in the match.

“We said it doesn’t matter what drills and what skills we’ve worked on, whoever wants it the most is gonna get this game,” Bigger said. “And I think we showed in the second half that we wanted it more.”

With four games to play, the final matches will be key for the Chiefs as they head towards the postseason, especially with a game against first-place team Eastmont to close the season.

“We’ve got three huge games coming up, and it’s going to mean the absolute season,” Bigger said.

The Chiefs will travel to face Sunnyside on Friday, before returning home to face Davis on Senior Night next Tuesday.

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