Eastmont edges Moses Lake 4-3 in 2-OT to win Title

Eastmont Beats Moses Lake 4-3

Jayden Brown’s goal with 1:13 remaining in the second overtime lifted Eastmont past Moses Lake 4-3 Saturday to win the regular season Big-9 league championship. With the victory, Eastmont will host Wenatchee for the District 6 4-A Championship Wednesday at 6pm.

Megan Chandler scored the game’s first goal on a penalty kick in the 13th minute after she was pulled down in the box. Her right footed kick to the left side of Moses Lake keeper Julia Lundberg broke a scoreless tie.

Chandler made it a 2-0 Eastmont lead at half with a goal in the 28th minute on an assist from Jayden Brown. The Wildcats controlled the tempo and were methodical in their attack.

The Chiefs came out with a frenetic pace in the game’s second half, scoring a goal in the 51st minute off the foot of sophomore Natalie Bunch to make it 2-1.

Eastmont countered in the 67th minute on Chandler’s third goal of the game on a crossing pass from left to right that she nailed into the back left of the goal to make it 3-1 Wildcats.

But the Chiefs weren’t done. Bunch scored her second goal of the game in the 73rd minute as she split two defenders and rifled a shot past the diving arms of Eastmont’s Kora Fry. Kaydence Martinez scored from nearly 30-yards out in the 77th minute to tie the game at 3-3, much to the thrill of the small crowd supporting Moses Lake.

The game would end in a 3-3 tie and go into a golden-goal, 5-minute overtime. Moses Lake kept the pressure on but could not score as the game elapsed into a second overtime. Nearly 4-minutes into the second OT, the ball found the foot of a wide open Brown, who quickly squared it up with her right foot and score the game-winner from 10-yards out.

Eastmont finished the regular season 10-2 in Big-9 play to capture its first-ever league title in school history. Wenatchee finished second at 9-3 while Moses Lake was third at 8-4. The Chiefs will host a District Play-In game Tuesday against Eisenhower at 6pm. The other Play-In game features West Valley at Davis.

The winner of Wednesday’s District Championship between Eastmont and Wenatchee will be the #1 seed to the State 4A Tournament. The loser will have a second chance at State Saturday in the consolation game.

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Eric Granstrom
Eric comes to NCWLIFE Channel after a 26-year career in radio, having most-recently served as the Producer of the Seahawks Radio Network; Weekend Sports Anchor on KOMO AM1000 in Seattle; and Program Director of KKRV 104.7FM/KWIQ 100.3FM/KKRT 900AM in Wenatchee and Moses Lake. Eric is an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing throughout the northwest, including co-hosting, filming and producing Dave Graybill’s “Fishing Magician TV.” Eric lives in East Wenatchee with his wife, Marion and has one daughter, Gracie (21) and two stepsons Trent (26) and Taylor (21).