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For the week of May 7 - 13, 2003


U-14 girls’ silver medalists in Idaho Falls. Front row, from left, Aly Segen, Michelle McMurdo, Kaitlin Gasenica, Danielle Smith, Brianna Hull-Mullins and Sara Berman. Middle row, from left, Calley Brown and Kaitlyn Farrington. Back row, from left, coach Greg Gvozdas, Ellen Ard, Caitlin Leo, Krista Detwiler, Kacie Femling, Tara Cappel and Gabrielle Sisson. Courtesy photo

Solid weekend of soccer in Idaho Falls

U-11 boys win; U-14 girls, U-12 boys second

The Idaho Falls Shootout Tournament was a weekend of much-improved play for the youth soccer teams of Sawtooth United F.C. (SUFC).

Coming off a tournament win two weekends ago in Pocatello, the SUFC U-11 boys came up huge again and won their four-team round-robin.

Placing second were the U-12 boys and the U-14 girls. Although they didn’t win their divisions, both teams made Sunday’s championship games and played excellent soccer.

The U-11s had three shutout wins with a combined total score of 9-0. In a 2-0 win over Raptors, Wyatt Bunce and Hector Lopez scored. Xtreme fell 3-0 with Chance McCroskey, Morgan Pike and Tanner Flanigan finding the net.

The boys saved their best stuff for the championship match, a 4-0 demolishing of the Twin Falls Rapids. In the big win Flanigan had 2 goals and McCroskey and Lopez added 2 more for insurance.

While these goal scorers are all stars, let’s not forget that goals win games, but defense wins championships, a lesson clearly outlined by these guys.

On defense, U-11 goalie Bergen Palmer had superb play in net all weekend and was helped out by defenders Cody Phelps, Daniel Sundali, Morgan Pike and Hank Blunt.


U-12 boys, 2-1 on the weekend, making Sunday’s prestigious championship round.

In a 4-1 loss to Cosmos, Austin Grill had the lone goal. SUFC rebounded from this loss with a 5-0 crushing of Supernova with Colter Brehmer scoring twice, Grill getting another and Riley Berman and Brian Perry also finding the net.

Another win came over the Twin Falls Rapids with Sawtooth deciding a scoreless game with a 4-2 win in a shootout. Brehmer, David Dredge, Tracy Bailet and Spencer Fullmer all scored penalty kicks. In the trophy game the boys lost 3-1 to Cosmos. Nick Turco had Sawtooth’s lone goal.

According to coach Farrell Swain, the team MVP for tournament was Colter Brehmer. "He’s the heart and the soul of the team and always gives 100%," said Swain.

Coach Swain mentioned goalie Austin Moses who was instrumental in the shootout win and had a good trophy game as well. Another standout was Tracy Bailet—who had a big weekend on offense.


U-14 girls: Two shutout wins, a tie and a loss in the championship round.

After a 1-1 tie against Xtreme with Aly Segen scoring, the girls went on to have big wins over Blitz and Odyssey.

In the 6-0 routing of Blitz, Kaitlin Gasenica had a hat trick, Aly Segen added 2 goals and Brianna Hull-Mullins scored as well. In the 4-0 win over Odyssey, Tara Cappel had 2 goals. Sara Berman and Hull-Mullins scored as well.

The championship game was a tough 3-0 loss to Xtreme. After Sawtooth earned a red card, the girls played 10 against 11 and despite tough play, gave up a goal. Another Xtreme goal came on a penalty.

Goalkeepers Katie Leo and Ellen Ard had excellent weekends with their 2 shutouts and defender Krista Detwiler also had an outstanding weekend.


Other teams at IF

U-13 boys, (1-1-1). Karl Fostvedt had a huge offensive weekend including 2 goals in the 3-1 win over Redsoxx. Travis Stone had the other goal. Fostvedt was the star again in the 2-2 tie against Extreme—he scored both Sawtooth goals. The loss was a tough one—a 1-1 tie with Twin Falls Rapids winning 3-2 in the shootout. Mac Whittington had the lone regulation goal and defender Jordan Lemons had outstanding play all game.

U-14 boys, (2-1). A 3-0 shutout over Dragons had Cory Rutkowski, Travis Amick and Zack Thornton scoring. Amick was named MOM ("Man of the Match"). In a 4-1 win over Xtreme, goal getters were Colin Almquist, Ted Elgee, Rutkowski and Amick. Max Kwok was named MOM. The last game was a 1-0 loss to Jackson.

U-16 boys, (1-2). A 3-1 loss to Ballistic with Austin McCann scoring the lone goal. Cameron Minor was named MOM. A 6-3 loss to Diablos had goals from McCann, Spencer Flade and one unfortunate own goal. The win was a 8-0 titanic crushing of Xtreme. Shane Cordeau scored 2, McCann and Flade each got another and Bobby Flanigan, A.J. Beesley, Bryce Newcomb and Byron Epp all had goals.

U-18 boys, (1-1-1). In the 1-1 tie against Ballistic Sean Higgins had the lone goal. The 3-2 win over Alliance saw Tate Mills getting 2 and Higgins having another. The 3-2 loss came against Krew with Brandon Epp and Josh Sonneland spreading out the points.

U-16 girls, (1-1-1). The 2-0 win came over the Lady Falcons with Cassidy Doucette getting both goals. In the 1-1 tie against Inferno, Margi Driscoll got the lone goal. The 3-0 loss came against the Fury.

U-18 girls, (2-2). In a 2-0 shutout over Ravalli, Charlotte Gourlay and Erika Connelly each scored. Another 2-0 shutout came over the Clash. The girls also had a tough 6-0 loss to the Lady Falcons.

There was excellent play all weekend from Pauli Ochi, Danielle Maniere, Kim Brown and Rebecca Schwartzenberger. In another win the U-18 girls had 7 goals. Robin Kearns had a hat trick while Schwartzenberger, Gourlay, Grace Morinotes and Connelly all had goals.

Next weekend some teams will be playing in the Friendship Cup and the following weekend, May 17-18, will have all teams traveling to Boise.


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