Richland girls boot Blue Devils

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RICHLAND — The Richland Bombers shut out the visiting Wa-Hi Blue Devils here Tuesday evening, 4-0, in girls soccer play.

“Everybody played well. We played excellent,” Wa-Hi coach Jesse Cruz said. “Sometimes you play well and lose. That is what happened tonight. Other times, you play bad and win. So, usually it all evens out.”

The Blue Devils (2-5) were scored on twice by Samantha Hillman, once in the first half and once after the intermission.

The Bombers’ Hannah Leah added a third goal.

A cross pass that deflected off a Blue Devils defender made the fourth Bomber goal.

“There was nothing that our defender, Dominique Cox, could do about the ball bouncing off of her and going into our own goal,” Cruz said.

Cruz also mentioned that the team is decimated by injuries.

“We’re not trying to make excuses,” he said, “but that is the case. We have players that are concussed and suffering from heat exhaustion.”

The Bombers had 16 shots, with Wa-Hi keeper Alyssa James making 12 saves.

“Alyssa did a great job,” Cruz said. “She keeps getting better and better every game.”

The Blue Devils managed just seven shots in the game.

The Blue Devils host Southridge Saturday at 1 p.m.

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