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For the week of April 30 - May 6, 2003


U-11 boys’ champions in Pocatello. Goalies in front, Bergen Palmer and Brendan Freund. Kneeling, from left, Will Spiller, Chase Caulkins, Jonathan Hobbs, Wyatt Bunce, Chance McCroskey, Hank Blunt, Morgan Pike and Crockett Stearns. Back, from left, Cody Phelps, Daniel Sundali, Gene Fairbrother, Raul Salinas, Hector Lopez, Tanner Flanigan, Jackson Bates and Tyler Davis. Courtesy photo

U-11 boys earn
Portneuf win

SUFC soccer in Pocatello

This past weekend’s Portneuf Tournament was a huge success for the Sawtooth United U-11 boys’ team, which won its division with three wins and only one loss.

The only loss, 4-1, came at the hands of Bozeman. In that game, Chance McCroskey had the lone goal for SUFC. The team went on to beat Thunder 3-1 and Twin Falls Rapids 1-0. In the championship game, SUFC defeated the Boise Wolfpack on penalty kicks.

In the Thunder game, Raul Salinas, Tanner Flanigan and Crockett Stearns had goals. Daniel Sundali scored the lone goal against Twin Falls.

And in the championship match, Tanner Flanigan scored the only regular-time goal for coach Jeannie Pike’s SUFC. When the game went to penalty kicks, McCroskey, Sundali and Flanigan came up big and delivered the win over Boise.

Other results from the big Pocatello weekend:

U-12 girls: Three losses, to Les Sans Peur 2-0, Helena Arsenal 7-0 and Wolfpack 2-0. Goalie Sophia Schwartz played strong in net and kept the Wolfpack at bay in the 2-0 loss.

U-14 girls "A": Two wins and a loss. The only loss was to Avanti 2-0. The girls easily handled Twin Falls 4-1 with Sara Berman, Tara Cappel, Calley Brown and Aly Segen scoring for Sawtooth. The game against Jackson was 1-1 at the end of regulation time—Tara Cappel had the lone goal in regulation before Sawtooth put it away 3-1 on penalty kicks.

U-14 girls "B": Three losses, 3-0 to Arsenal, 2-0 to Azul and 2-0 to Supernova.

U-16 girls: One win and two losses. Close games (1-0 each) were dropped to the Strikers and Xtreme. The girls’ had a 2-1 victory over PVSC with Jessi Pieschl and Erin McQueen getting the goals.

U-18 girls: One win and two losses. In a loss 5-0 loss to PVSC, Sawtooth’s Kaja Jorgenson was named Man of Match (MOM).

In a 3-1 loss to Xtreme, Erika Connelly sniped Sawtooth’s lone goal on a penalty kick and Danielle Maniere was named MOM. The team won 2-1 over Twin Falls with Monique Lloyd and Charlotte Gourlay finding the net. MOM was awarded to Rebecca Schwartzenberger.

While none of the boys teams fared as well as the U-11 age group champions, good games were played all around.

U-12 boys: One win and two losses. The setbacks were 3-0 to Rush and 3-0 to Falcons. The win, 1-0, was over Jackson. Austin Grill had the winner.

U-13 boys: One win and two losses. A 1-0 loss was to Bozeman and another loss 2-0 came at the hands of the Nationals. Sawtooth won a 2-0 shutout over Xtreme with Barrett Cincotta scoring twice.

U-14 boys: One win and two losses. In the 3-0 loss to Knights, MOM was Travis Amick. A great game was played against Inter F.C. and though it ended with a 1-0 loss, the entire team earned MOM status. A 2-0 win over Xtreme Dragons had Taylor Sundali and Clay Johnson scoring and Travis Amick earning MOM for the second time.

U-16 boys: One win and two losses. In a 6-1 rout by Ballistic, Austin McCann had Sawtooth’s lone goal. The other loss was an 8-1 trampling by the Helena Arsenal with Byron Epp getting the lone goal for the good guys. A big 5-0 win came against Magic Red. Sawtooths’ offense came up big in this one-sided affair. McCann scored twice, as did Reno Christino and Cameron Minor added a goal of his own.

U-18 boys: The team played four games in the tournament and finished with one wins and three losses—making it all the way to the consolation match.

A 3-1 win over the Alliance U19 team had Chase Cleveland, Josh Sonnenland and Tate Mills as goal scorers. A close 2-2 game was eventually lost in a shootout to Magic City. Brandon Epp and Tate Mills scored in regulation before Magic City won it 4-3 on penalty kicks.

A 4-2 loss to Balllistic had Micaol Corrales getting both of Sawtooth’s goals. Then, the consolation match was lost 2-1 to United with Corrales again the lone goal scorer.

Next weekend all Sawtooth United teams will play in the Idaho Falls Shootout in Idaho Falls.


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