Miguel Rodriguez’ hat trick led Walla Walla Community College to a 9-1 win over Blue Mountain here Saturday at the Tausick Way pitch in men’s NWAC soccer action.
A minute in, Rodriguez, on an assist from Victor Sanchez, found the back of the net for a 1-0 Warrior lead. The Timberwolves were not going to go quietly. Isaac Munoz-Ortega tied the match in the seventh minute with an unassisted goal.
The Warriors grabbed the lead for good in the 36th minute as Alex Sotelo connected with Juan Martinez who put his shot home for a 2-1 lead. The Warriors extended the first half lead to 3-1 on a Freddy Rodriguez goal three minutes before intermission.
Freddy Rodriguez opened the second half scoring with a goal four minutes in and the flood gates opened. The Warriors buried five more shots, with a Missael Lopez goal in the 81st minute capping the scoring and running the final to 9-1.
Miguel Rodriguez finished with three goals and Freddy Rodriguez added two to lead the Warriors. Cristian Torres, Lopez, Juan Martinez, and Alberton Anguiano all got into the scoring column for the Warriors.
The Warriors outshot the Timberwolves 27-2 on the day.
Walla Walla improves to 1-1-0 in East Region play and 4-2-0 overall.
“The guys were frustrated with the poor result Wednesday (a 1-0 loss to Treasure Valley),” WWCC coach Ben Ritert said. “We made it a priority in training to get our intensity and passion back. We found that today and came away with a solid win with lots of quality passing and getting a lot of guys on the score sheet.”
The Warriors travel to Wenatchee Valley Monday to make up a match that was previously cancelled due to poor air.