Sophomore striker Tanner Dredge chalked up her fifth 3-goal hat trick of the season and seventh of her career Tuesday leading the Wood River High School girls' varsity soccer team to a 10-0 Great Basin West road victory over Minico.
Dredge scored twice in the first half as the visitors grabbed a 4-0 halftime lead on the Rupert pitch. Wood River (10-1-0, 4-0-0 league) won its ninth straight game and posted its seventh shutout in 11 tries.
It's the 14th straight season a Wood River girls' soccer team has won 10 or more games.
Seven different Wolverines ended up with goals and two, freshman Ali Appleton and senior defender Makayla Cappel, celebrated their first goals of the season. Through 11 games, 17 Wood River players have scored, and the team boasts a 71-5 goals-against total.
Other goal scorers at Minico (2-10-1, 1-3-0) were Elsa Sweek (2), Ellen Davis, Aimee Evans and KT Martinez. Credited with assists were Sloan Storey (2) and Morgan Brimstein. Madison Gove tended goal in the first half. Cheyenne Swanson took most of the second.
Wood River, a 4-2 winner at Twin Falls Aug. 28, hosted Twin (9-3-1) Thursday.
Coach Greg Gvozdas' Wolverines will entertain another one of Idaho's better soccer teams, Hillcrest of Idaho Falls (8-2-0) on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. in Hailey. Hillcrest beat Bonneville of Idaho Falls 3-0 Tuesday and hosted Pocatello Thursday. Wood River will be trying to avenge a 2-1 state tournament loss to Hillcrest last October in Pocatello.
Wood River (197-52-23 in 16 seasons) has a decent chance to reach the 200-win mark before the Great Basin West tournament opens Thursday, Oct. 9.
Meanwhile, returning state third-place Century of Pocatello (7-0-2, 2-0-1 5th District) cemented its claim on the Great Basin East title with a 3-0 victory over Pocatello (6-3-1, 0-2-1) Tuesday. The two rivals had tied 0-0 earlier this season. Century hosted the Preston Indians Thursday for Great Basin East bragging rights.