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For the week of October 2 - 8, 2002


Cutthroats (7-0) stay unbeaten in soccer

Higgins scores four in 10-0 win

Community School senior Sean Higgins made his 50th varsity start a memorable one by scoring four goals Thursday in a 10-0 Cutthroat boys’ soccer romp over Declo’s Hornets.

Senior co-captain Josh Sonneland is a force to be reckoned with in the midfield each game The Community School plays. Express photo by David N. Seelig

"Man of the Match" Higgins (57 goals career) scored frontwards, backwards, with his left foot and his right, as the unbeaten Cutthroats (7-0, 4-0 league) buried the outmatched Hornets with a 40-5 edge in shots.

The Community School, dominating ball possession, remained undefeated on its home Browning Field.

Senior midfielder Josh Sonneland added three goals, wing John Hayes had a pair and Ethan Weston notched a single goal. Goalkeeper Drew Detwiler played the first 60 minutes and Luke Fostvedt the final 20.

While Cutthroat coach Richard Whitelaw singled out the scoring flurry of Higgins and tipped his hat to the consistent strong play of co-captain Sonneland, the coach praised right back Bret Watson as well.

The Cutthroats scored three goals in the first 22 minutes.

Sonneland won the ball with fancy footwork and charged in for the game’s first goal at three minutes. Hayes made it 2-0 at 13 minutes, then the Declo keeper bobbled Hayes’ corner kick and Sonneland swiveled and scored in the box at 22 minutes.

Yancy Caldwell’s pass connected with Weston, who scored the fourth goal. Caldwell and Higgins both hit the post as the first half wound down, but Higgins made an excellent individual play in the box after a Watson pass for a 5-0 Cutthroat lead at half.

In the first minute after the half, Weston launched a corner kick that bounced off Higgins’ back and into the net. Watson produced another assist, drilling a pass to Sonneland at the midline, and Sonneland carried the ball in for a hat trick left-footer.

Sun Valley’s superior speed and skills had even the Declo players shaking their heads with respect.

Higgins (14 goals season) scored two quick goals, both on passes from Sonneland, and coach Whitelaw removed his leading scorer with 20 minutes remaining in the game. Drew Stoecklein’s excellent cross resulted in a Hayes tap-in for the 10-0 final.

The Cutthroats play host to Magic Valley Christian (6-1-3, 2-1-1 league) on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. at Browning Field. Magic Valley Christian tied Wood River 1-1 earlier in the season and tied Bliss 0-0 Friday.

On Saturday the Cutthroats play Snake River and American Falls, on the road, and then go to Filer Tuesday, Oct. 8 for a league contest.

CUTTHROAT NOTES—The Community School is outscoring foes 44-8 this season. They’ve had three straight shutouts….In league play over the last two years, the Cutthroats are 18-0 and have outscored their foes 159-19…..The Cutthroats are 12-0 on their home field the last two years, where they’ve never been defeated.



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