YAKIMA — Walla Walla Community College maintained its slim hold on first place here Saturday in NWAACC East Region women’s soccer action. The Warriors jumped to a 3-0 lead over Yakima and the Yaks never recovered.
The Warriors posted a 4-1 win to improve to an East Region leading 8-1-1 and hold a 25 points to 24 points lead over second place Spokane, 7-0-3.
The Warriors got on the board early as Lexi Miller knocked one in at the nine minute mark. That goal looked to stand up before Brigit Lyons found the back of the net with seven minutes left in the half. WWCC went to intermission up 2-0.
The Warriors struck quickly to open the second half as Alli Madril off a Delaney Romero assist scored in the third minute of the half.
The Yaks narrowed the gap with an Ana Lugo goal in the 78th minute but it was too late. Madril answered with her second goal of the match a minute after Lugo’s goal and WWCC nailed down the 4-1 win.
Bryce Kennedy, in net for the Warriors, posted five saves to help the Warriors stay first in the East.
The Warriors host Wenatchee Valley Wednesday at 2 p.m.