stay unbeaten in soccer
four in 10-0 win
School senior Sean Higgins made his 50th varsity start a memorable one
by scoring four goals Thursday in a 10-0 Cutthroat boys’ soccer romp
over Declo’s Hornets.
co-captain Josh Sonneland is a force to be reckoned with in the
midfield each game The Community School plays. Express photo by David
of the Match" Higgins (57 goals career) scored frontwards,
backwards, with his left foot and his right, as the unbeaten Cutthroats
(7-0, 4-0 league) buried the outmatched Hornets with a 40-5 edge in
Community School, dominating ball possession, remained undefeated on its
home Browning Field.
midfielder Josh Sonneland added three goals, wing John Hayes had a pair
and Ethan Weston notched a single goal. Goalkeeper Drew Detwiler played
the first 60 minutes and Luke Fostvedt the final 20.
Cutthroat coach Richard Whitelaw singled out the scoring flurry of
Higgins and tipped his hat to the consistent strong play of co-captain
Sonneland, the coach praised right back Bret Watson as well.
Cutthroats scored three goals in the first 22 minutes.
won the ball with fancy footwork and charged in for the game’s first
goal at three minutes. Hayes made it 2-0 at 13 minutes, then the Declo
keeper bobbled Hayes’ corner kick and Sonneland swiveled and scored in
the box at 22 minutes.
Caldwell’s pass connected with Weston, who scored the fourth goal.
Caldwell and Higgins both hit the post as the first half wound down, but
Higgins made an excellent individual play in the box after a Watson pass
for a 5-0 Cutthroat lead at half.
first minute after the half, Weston launched a corner kick that bounced
off Higgins’ back and into the net. Watson produced another assist,
drilling a pass to Sonneland at the midline, and Sonneland carried the
ball in for a hat trick left-footer.
Valley’s superior speed and skills had even the Declo players shaking
their heads with respect.
(14 goals season) scored two quick goals, both on passes from Sonneland,
and coach Whitelaw removed his leading scorer with 20 minutes remaining
in the game. Drew Stoecklein’s excellent cross resulted in a Hayes
tap-in for the 10-0 final.
Cutthroats play host to Magic Valley Christian (6-1-3, 2-1-1 league) on
Thursday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. at Browning Field. Magic Valley Christian
tied Wood River 1-1 earlier in the season and tied Bliss 0-0 Friday.
Saturday the Cutthroats play Snake River and American Falls, on the
road, and then go to Filer Tuesday, Oct. 8 for a league contest.
NOTES—The Community School is outscoring foes 44-8 this season.
They’ve had three straight shutouts….In league play over the last
two years, the Cutthroats are 18-0 and have outscored their foes 159-19…..The
Cutthroats are 12-0 on their home field the last two years, where they’ve
never been defeated.