It was an eventful weekend for Sawtooth United Football Club youth soccer teams that competed in separate tournaments at Jackson Hole, Wyo. and in Twin Falls.
The U12 girls captured the title with a 4-0 record at the Tournament of the Tetons in Jackson Hole. The local Gold girls outscored their opponents 15-3 including Sunday's 4-2 championship game victory over Salt Lake City Impact.
SUFC U12 Gold beat Jackson Hole 5-1, won 3-0 over Impact and 3-0 over SUFC Navy before the finale. Most Valuable Players were Alison Gasenica, Maggie Williams, Kate Hamamoto and Gabi Perenchio.
Scoring goals for the champions were Gracie Eagan, Alison Gasenica, Ellie Swanson, McKenna Chase, Gabi Perenchio and Miranda Gasenica.
The U12 girls weren't the only successes at Jackson Hole. Many of the local club's other teams took home medals. It was the finest showing that anyone can remember in club soccer since SUFC took home the most hardware of any club.
A summary of the weekend:
U12 Boys (3-1): Won 1-0 over Bozeman Blitzz on Trevor Brand's goal, won 2-0 over Jackson Hole Black on goals by Chase Josey and Liam Jablonski, won 4-1 over Jackson Hole White with Drew Punnett, KJ Savaria and Ben Kanellitsas scoring. Men of the Match were Jon Paris, KJ Savaria, Dylan Carey and the entire team.
U11 Girls (3-1): Undefeated in pool play, the girls outscored opponents 23-5 but ran up against a fired-up Salt Lake Scorpions squad and lost 4-0 to settle for second place. Hannah Dies (4 goals) was the scoring star in an earlier 4-1 win over the Scorpions.
U14 Girls (2-2): Won 2-0 over Salt Lake City and 8-0 over Casper (Wyo.). Lady of the Match awards went to Zoe Gilchrist, Maddie Gove, Freya Dickey and Jess Martens.
U14 Boys (1-2): Cody Levitan (2 goals) and Alexander MacMillan scored in a 3-1 win over U13 Jackson Hole 1. Excellent play by Tanner Farrow, Spyder Turco and Hunter Weaver.
U13 Girls (1-1-2): Sloan Storey and Ali Appleton shared the goalkeeping duties in a 0-0 tie with PVSC, Megan Morrell getting the nod for Player of the Match. Tied Jackson Hole 1-1 on a Maddie Bates goal (POMs Bates and Josie Bunce). Beat Jackson Hole 3-0 on goals by Teagen Palmer and 2 by KT Martinez (assists to Maddie Bates and Sloan Storey). POMs in that one were Lucy Paisley, Storey and Martinez. Lost to PVSC 2-1 with Martinez scoring. POMs were Ali Appleton and Kelly Hennessy.
U10 Boys: Great experience playing four games and making the championship game for second place with a 2-1 loss. Goals by George Everett (3), Tanner Josey (3), Eli Conrad, Austin Savaria and U9 girl Lilly Jenner. Men of Match were midfielders Jay Fitzgerald and Tanner Josey.
U12 Girls Navy (0-3): MVP's were Maddie Miller, Chari Inman and Madi Hendrix.
At Canyon Rim Classic
The SUFC U16 boys went 2-1 including 4-0 and 2-1 victories over Mountain Home and Twin Falls during last weekend's Canyon Rim Classic on the Twin Falls fields.
U16 Boys (2-1): Goals by Brayan Donoso (3), Austin Cruz, Nick Crosby and Morgan Pike. Man of the Match winners were Colter Brehmer, Morgan Pike and Jackson Bates.
U16 Girls (1-2): Great team effort in 1-0 win over Twin Falls Rapids, goal by Hannah Rudolph. Lost 2-1 to TVSC Eagle FC 2 with Makayla Cappel scoring. Player of the Match was goalie Hannah Rudolph.
U13 Boys (0-2-1): Tremendous improvement seen in 1-1 tie with Boise Capitals, 2-1 loss to Twin Falls Rapids B and 6-3 loss to Twin Falls Rapids A.
U9 Boys Development (1-2 Gold and 0-3 Black): Jack Goodwin (2 goals, 3 in all) sparked 2-1 SUFC Gold victory over SUFC Black. Yuri McClure (3 goals) was Black's top goal scorer. Goalkeeper Tripp Hutchinson won the "Battle of the Goalies" competition over the WolfPack and Twin Falls Rapids goalkeepers.