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Everett Silvertips beat Victoria Royals thanks to big second period
Everett scored three in the second period to come back from an early one-goal deficit on Friday.
EVERETT — The Everett Silvertips roared back from an early deficit against the Victoria Royals on Friday night, scoring three goals in the second period in a 7-4 victory.
Ryan Harrison led the Silvertips with two goals in the Western Hockey League game at Comcast Arena, but they were both insurance scores into an empty net.
Austin Lotz made 28 saves for the Silvertips, who improved to 17-24-0-2.
Goals from Connor Cox and Stathis Soumelidis gave Everett a two-goal lead in the first period, but the Royals scored three straight before the first intermission, starting with a power-play goal from Tim Traber.
Harrison helped start the scoring for the Silvertips in the second period with an assist on Everett's first goal less than two minutes in from Kohl Bauml.
Cole MacDonald and Joshua Winquist both beat Victoria (20-17-1-2) goalkeeper Patrik Polivka, who finished with 26 saves on 31 shots, to give the Silvertips a 5-3 advantage entering the final period.
Austin Carroll pulled one back for the Royals with under four minutes to play, but it wasn't enough as Harrison netted his fifth and sixth goals of the season to seal it.
Oregon Tech had no trouble in a win over visiting Northwest, leading the whole way in an 87-39 Cascade Conference victory.
Seattle University cruised past Pacific Lutheran, 121-76, at the Connolly Center pool at Seattle U.
The quartet of Nicolas Morrell, Chris Lynch, Murray Longbotham and Bart Wanot started off the meet with a six-second victory in the 200 medley relay, posting a time of 1:34.45. Morrell finished second in the 200 individual medley in 1:57.51 and posted the fastest time in the 500 freestyle with a mark of 4:45.70.
Seattle University began its duel season Friday with a 4-3 loss to Gonzaga at the Amy Yee Tennis Center.
Alvaro Nazal, a Gonzaga sophomore from Santiago, Chile, defeated Seattle's No. 1 singles player, Will Topp, 6-3, 6-1.
Track and field
Olympic distance runners Galen Rupp and Matt Centrowitz will be among hundreds of athletes participating Saturday at the Dempsey Center for the UW Indoor Preview. The meet, which runs from 8 a.m. until about 6 p.m., is the first of the indoor season.
• Idaho athletes Kyle Rothwell and Kristine Leonard won the weight throws in the opening events for the 11th Annual WSU Open Indoor Meet in Pullman.
The meet continues Saturday at 8:30 a.m., and running events start at 10 a.m.
Golfers looking for a low-cost course have lost another option. The city of Mountlake Terrace, which owns the nine-hole Ballinger Lake Golf Course in Snohomish County, decided this week to convert the land into a park.
The city had outsourced management of the course to Hardy Golf, a family operation, but the managers walked away from their contract in November, saying they were unable to make the course financially viable.
The course was one of the region's most affordable, offering nine-hole rounds for $12.
The new park is to feature open space, trails and benches.
From sports-information reports.