YAKIMA — Emily Williams scored 10 minutes in, and the Walla Walla Community College women's soccer held on for a 1-0 win over Yakima Valley here Saturday, April 17.

The win nudged WWCC (3-1-1 overall) above an idle Spokane, into first place in the Northwest Athletic Conference's East Region.

Warriors goalie Josey Gunter recorded the shutout with a save.

WWCC now has a week to prepare for an April 24 match in Pasco at Columbia Basin.

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