Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cutthroat boys stay unbeaten in HDSC

Blank Filer 2-0 in exciting game

Community School senior Cassidy Carson (left) tries for possession against Canyon Ridge of Twin Falls during Saturday’s game at Browning Field. Express photo by Roland Lane

Staying unbeaten in the High Desert Soccer Conference, The Community School boys' soccer team blanked the Filer Wildcats 2-0 Thursday in what Cutthroat coach Richard Whitelaw called a "very physical but tremendously exciting game. It was an excellent performance from all concerned."

Whitelaw's "Man of the Match" Hunter Weaver and Eric Runkel scored goals for the home Community School squad (3-1-2, 3-0-1 league), and goalkeeper Tom Crosby (9 saves) earned his second shutout of the season. Filer (3-3-1, 2-2-0) left Browning Field without a point the 'Cats needed.

Playing without senior keeper Crosby on Saturday against a 4A Great Basin Conference team, the Cutthroats still managed a close game before seeing their five-game unbeaten streak snapped with a 2-1 loss to the Riverhawks (6-2-0). Hunter Weaver and Will Brokaw shared the keeping chores.

Will Harder tallied his first varsity goal for the Sun Valley score. Defender Calder Zarkos was "Man of the Match."

In Saturday's junior varsity game, the Cutthroats defeated Canyon Ridge 2-1 with goals by Michael Weaver and Bobby Corker.

The Cutthroats visited reigning State 3A champion Wendell (1-3-1, 1-2-1) Tuesday and host the Buhl Tribe (3-0-3, 2-0-2) on Thursday, Sept. 15 in a match-up of the top two teams in the seven-team HDSC. Buhl has three shutouts in its six games and tied the Cutthroats 1-1 in the Aug. 23 season opener on the Buhl pitch. Next Tuesday, the Cutthroats host Declo.

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