Wednesday, October 8, 2014

In a tough league, Hailey boys look for offense

Great Basin soccer starts Thursday


Wood River junior Ben Brunelle (left) brings the ball upfield against Canyon Ridge senior forward Jordan Shigihara (right) during Thursday’s game won by the Riverhawks 1-0 on the Hailey pitch. Photo by Roland Lane

     Blanked for two straight games, the Wood River High School boys’ varsity soccer team tried to revive its inconsistent offense Tuesday night with a “Senior Night” engagement against the defending State 4A tournament champion Jerome Tigers, in Hailey.

     Jerome (11-1-0, 8-1-0, 24 points) entered the game on a six-game winning streak during which the Tigers have outscored opponents 22-3. The only Jerome loss was 4-3 at home to Canyon Ridge Sept. 11. For the season, Jerome has outscored opponents 50-9.

     Coach Robert Garcia’s Tigers needed a win or tie against Wood River to nail down the No. 1 seed for the six-team Great Basin Conference tourney starting Thursday, Oct. 9 with two first-round games. Canyon Ridge (13-2-0, 7-2-0, 21 points) hosted Minico (1-12-1, 1-8-0) on Tuesday.

     The No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 tournament seeds and match-ups for Thursday’s tournament games would only be finalized after Tuesday’s games between Wood River and Jerome, and Burley (4-8-0, 3-6-0, 9 points) hosting Twin Falls (5-8-2, 4-5-0, 12 points).

     Wood River (6-7-0, 4-5-0 league) will play a tournament game Thursday, at 2:30 p.m. on the Hailey pitch if the Wolverines earn the No. 4 seed.

     Last Thursday, the visiting Canyon Ridge Riverhawks avenged a 4-1 home loss to Wood River Sept. 16 with a dominating 1-0 league victory at South Valley Sports Complex soccer field. The ‘Hawks claimed most of the ball possession. They out-shot Wood River 10-1 in the first half and 14-2 for the game.

     Senior Cristian Muniz scored on a fine individual effort in the 35th minute for the eventual game winner. Making sure Wood River stayed close was senior goalkeeper Kyle Weller (11 saves, 7 in the first half).

     The Wolverines of coach Luis Monjaras played better in the second half and nearly equalized when junior Danny Graves rattled a shot off the crossbar in the 75th minute. The result was a second straight 1-0 loss, the previous one at Burley Sept. 30.




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