Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Local soccer teams wrap up the fall season in Boise

Gem State Challenge

Nine local soccer teams rounded out the fall soccer season at the Gem State Challenge in Boise, Nov. 1-2.

Playing at Simplot Complex, Sawtooth United F.C. sent two squads to championship matches: the U-13 girls and U-11 boys.

Coached by Richard Whitelaw ands Tim Graves, the Sawtooth U-11 boys played the Idaho Rush to a 1-1 tie in the championship match, but fell on penalty kicks 4-1. The team went 2-2 overall with a 4-1 victory over Idaho Rush Grey and a 6-0 shutout of Vallivue.

In the U-13 girls' championship, SUFC's girls fell 1-0 to Moscow on a last-minute goal. En route to the final, Sawtooth knocked off the Wolfpack 2-0, and Boise National Soccer Club 2-1, and tied the Idaho Rush 1-1.

Sawtooth's U-10 boys' team, coached by Tim Graves, went 0-3 but scored a goal in every match. Also competing in Sawtooth's blue and yellow were a pair of U-11 girls' teams.

Wood River Soccer Club sent three teams to the tilt. The most successful squad was Trey Knox's U-14 boys who made it to the championship match against the Boise National Soccer Club. BNCS won 4-1, but it was a much better showing for a Wood River side that lost to the same team 6-0 during the season.

Wood River knocked off McCall 3-1, tied the Idaho Rush 1-1 and lost to Les Bois 4-3.

Also competing for Wood River were the U-12 girls and boys and U-14 girls.

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