Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The color is silver for two soccer medals

Won by SUFC at Idaho Falls Shootout

Two Sawtooth United F.C. youth soccer teams earned the silver for finishing second in their divisions during last weekend's Idaho Falls Shootout soccer tournament in wind-blown eastern Idaho.

Coach Tizz Miller's U16 girls scored eight goals in three preliminary contests and went all the way to the championship contest before falling to Extreme 2-1. Goalkeeper Kathryn Farmer was a standout with two shutouts for the local girls.

After falling behind 2-1 in the second half, "we had plenty of chances to score the rest of the half but couldn't finish. It was a good game but we wanted gold," said coach Miller.

Coach Greg Gvozdas' U14 Girls' Gold squad made off with a pair of 1-0 wins on goals by Grace Lagodich and Kelly Chapman, but they lost to Kaos 4-0 Saturday and fell again 4-0 to Kaos in the championship game.

Ten Sawtooth United F.C. soccer teams competed in the 76-team field. The Bonneville Youth Soccer League sponsored the 27th annual Idaho Falls Shootout, which was formatted in 15 divisions from U12 to U19.

The five SUFC girls' teams went 4-4-2 the first day, Saturday, while the boys' teams went 1-6-3 for an overall record of 5-10-5 in the 20 games played Saturday. On Sunday the local teams went 3-8-1 for a total Idaho Falls record of 8-18-6.

Final spring tournament for SUFC teams is the 2006 Idaho Youth Soccer Association President's Cup May 19-21 primarily at the new Sunway Soccer Complex in Twin Falls.

Sawtooth United F.C. results from the Idaho Falls Shootout meet:

Other girls results

U12 SUFC Girls Navy (0-2-1): SUFC (coached by Sonneland in the U12 Girls Red division) lost 2-1 to Wildcats; tied Eagles 0-0; lost 4-0 PVSC White. Players of the Match were Grace Carroll, Gracie Eagan and Lucy Paisley. Emma Johnson scored a goal. Emily Sonneland got a shutout.

U12 SUFC Girls Gold (1-2): SUFC (coached by Hatch in the U12 Girls Black division) won 6-0 over Extreme (MVP Erin Murphy); lost 3-1 to Bozeman Blitzz Blue (MVP Nicole Roos); lost 2-0 to Dynamites (MVP Kelly Hennessy).

U14 SUFC Girls Navy (1-2): SUFC (coached by Kolkelmann in the U14 Girls Red division) won 2-0 over Odyssey (goals Ellen Davis and Karlie Jeneson); lost 4-0 to Eagles; lost 1-0 to Extreme.

U14 SUFC Girls Gold (2-2): SUFC (coached by Gvozdas in the U14 Girls Black division) won 1-0 over Bozeman Blitzz (goal Grace Lagodich); lost 4-0 to Kaos; won 1-0 over Extreme (goal Kelly Chapman); lost 4-0 in the championship to Kaos. Strong play all weekend from goalie Madison Gove, defender Taylor Hayes, and midfielders Kelly Chapman, Aly Ward, Ashley Hesteness and Tanner Dredge.

U16 SUFC Girls (2-1-1): SUFC (coached by Miller in the U16 Girls Black division) won 3-0 over Rapids (2 goals by Elsa Sweek, 1 goal by Aimee Evans, Kathryn Farmer got the shutout, Man of the Match Laura Elgee); tied Xtreme 16 by a 0-0 score (shutout by Caiti Leo, MOM Emily Eshman); won 5-0 over Odyssey (2 goals apiece by Sam Johnson and Elsa Sweek, 1 goal by Makayla Cappel, shutout by Kathryn Farmer, MOMs Bailey Ireland and Makayla Cappel); lost 2-1 in the championship to Extreme (goal Hannah Hennessy, MOM Kathryn Farmer for stellar defensive play).

Other boys results

U12 SUFC Navy (0-2-1): SUFC (coached by Zarkos in the U12 Boys Red division) lost 2-0 to Rush; lost 3-0 to Benefica despite dominating the game with a 3-4-3 alignment; and had a lively effort Sunday playing the unbeaten Rockets to a 0-0 draw. The record did not reflect the team's fine performance all weekend.

U12 SUFC Gold (0-2-1): SUFC (coached by Chaldu in the U12 Boys Black division) lost 2-0 to FC Pumas; tied Blacksnakes 0-0; lost 1-0 to Marauders.

U13 SUFC (0-3): SUFC (coached by Gasenica in the U14 Boys Red division) lost 3-0 to Rush (MOM Andrew Pfeiffer); lost 3-2 to Idhao Falls Xtreme 13 (goals Chris Delacruz and Tanner Farrow, MOM Tanner Farrow who broke his arm and continued playing and had a great header goal); lost 2-0 to Ballistic (MOM Charlie Evans).

U14 SUFC (1-1-1): SUFC (coached by Thompson in the U14 Boys Black division) won 2-0 over Pumas (goals Flanigan and Pike); tied Idaho Falls Xtreme 14 by a 0-0 score; lost 1-0 to Twin Falls Rapids in the semi-final. Man of the Tournament goalkeeper Hector Lopez.

U19 SUFC (1-1-1): SUFC (coached by Campbell in the U19 Boys division) lost 4-2 to Stallions; tied 4-4 with Ballistic 18, which was the best team Sawtooth has faced all year; and the SUFC squad finished the tournament Sunday with a win over a team that had crushed SUFC two weeks ago—thus demonstrating significant improvement.

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