Nine Community School girls found the net Wednesday as soccer coach Kelly Feldman's Cutthroats (2-1-0, 2-0-0 league) recorded their first home win of the campaign by a 10-1 score over Wendell.
The Cutthroats, out-shooting Wendell 37-1 with a 10-0 edge in corner kicks, dominated the High Desert Soccer Conference game played on a hot and sunny late-August day at Sagewillow Farms.
Busiest person on the pitch was Wendell keeper Storm Jenson (17 saves). The Cutthroats peppered her with shots. It was 22 minutes into the 80-minute game when Wendell had its first shot, a goal by Sean Campbell for a 3-1 game.
Sophomore Ellie Swanson scored twice for the winners. Singles came from freshmen Hannah Dies and Jordan Fitzgerald, junior Hailey Rheinschild, sophomore Ella Marks, seniors Kelly Hennessy and Freya Dickey, and freshmen Chloe Francois and Chloe Chrysikopolous.
Dies scored first on a rebound off a Rheinschild shot at 13 minutes. Fitzgerald tallied her first varsity goal on an 18-yard left-footer. Rheinschild made it 3-0 at 21 minutes.
After Wendell's Campbell slipped behind the Cutthroat defense to score on the only Trojan shot of the game, Fitzgerald made a pretty cross pass to Swanson, who scored at 27 minutes. Swanson intercepted a goal kick and blasted her second goal. Swanson made a cross pass that Marks converted for a 6-1 lead at half.
The second half featured a Francois penalty kick at 63 minutes, her first varsity goal, a distinction shared by Chrysikopolous when she scored.
Neither of the Cutthroat goalkeepers, Taylor Figge (first half) and Bria Gillespie (second half), had much work. Nor did the defense of Kelly Hennessy, Erin Hennessy, Emma Wilander and Chelsea Cloud.
Sun Valley hosts 4A Canyon Ridge of Twin Falls Saturday, Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. at the Sagewillow Farms field in Elkhorn.
Wendell bounces Cutthroat boys 4-0
Junior goalkeeper Tom Crosby (24 saves) bore the brunt of the Wendell Trojans (2-0-0, 2-0-0) attack Wednesday as the Cutthroats boys dropped a 4-0 decision at Browning Field.
Although last year's High Desert third-place finisher Wendell (9-6-3 in 2009) launched 34 shots on Crosby, 17 in each half, the Trojans only managed a single goal before the half—that on an incredible bicycle kick converted by Eber Macias.
But the Trojans ran off three goals in a nine-minute stretch early in the second half to ice their triumph. The Cutthroats had 10 shots for the game.
"Man of the Match" was sophomore Cameron Jenner for the Cutthroats (0-2-0, 0-2-0 league). Coach Richard Whitelaw's squad next plays Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Twin Falls against Canyon Ridge.