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For the week of September 24 - 30, 2003


Hailey boys (7-1-1)
stay on the attack

Wood River wins three in league

Posting three league wins in six days, the Wood River High School boys’ varsity soccer team (7-1-1) continued its march toward school records in offensive production last week.

Coach Brian Daluiso’s Wolverines beat Bliss 4-1 Monday, and added 9-0 and 14-0 victories over Magic Valley Christian and Declo last week. Wood River improved to 4-0 in league play.

And on Thursday in Hailey, Wood River downed Snake River of Moreland 4-1 in a rematch of last fall’s State 3A semi-final tournament game won by the Wolverines 2-0 in Pocatello.

Leading scorer Maicol Corrales continued his remarkable scoring pace in the striker position. In Wood River’s first eight games, Corrales tallied at least two goals in each game.

With 19 goals this season and 39 goals over two campaigns, Corrales has moved into second place on the all-time Wood River list behind Jason Southward (81 goals from 1998-2000).

Saturday, Wood River (4-1-1 home) outscored Declo 14-0. Corrales, K.C. Rivera, Chase Cleveland and Byron Epp scored two goals. Singles came from Tate Mills, Bryce Newcomb, Michael Conner, Willie Meyers, Ted Dankanyin and Sagen Howard.

Thursday’s home game against Snake River (4-2 overall) was a lot closer but it ended up as a "good win," according to coach Daluiso.

Hailey struck first when a pass from Corrales sent Shane Cordeau in, and Cordeau finished for a 1-0 lead. Snake River tied it 1-1 on a goal by Elias Trejo 17 minutes into the game.

Late in the first half midfielder Rivera picked off a Snake River pass and distributed it to Corrales, who fired it home off the Panther keeper. Cordeau added his second goal at 38 minutes. Wood River led 3-1 at half.

Snake River’s top striker Trejo went down with a knee injury and didn’t play the second half, enabling Wood River to breeze 4-1 with Corrales scoring his second goal after half.

Daluiso said, "Shane Cordeau was working hard and had a good game. And Bryce Newcomb played well for us." Added Snake River coach Jim Wilcox, "Wood River moved the ball well. Their midfielders are aggressive."

Scoring in last Tuesday’s 9-0 win over Magic Valley Christian were Esteban Vega three goals, Corrales two and Mills two. Single goals came from Cleveland (31 goals in three varsity seasons) and Newcomb.

And, on Monday, Cleveland scored two goals while Corrales and Newcomb added singles in Wood River’s 4-1 win at Bliss (4-1-1) The Wolverines, leading 1-0 at half, had 20 shots and 10 corner kicks but didn’t finish as well as they would have liked against Bliss’ hustling team.

Wood River (56 goals in 9 games) is within range of the school record of 93 goals in 21 games set in 1987.

Looking ahead, the Third District has three strong teams in reigning state champion Payette, top-ranked McCall and Middleton. McCall (6-1-2) won at home 2-1 over #2-ranked Payette (5-2) last Tuesday and also beat Kuna 2-1 and Fruitland 9-1. Middleton upset Payette 4-1 Thursday.

The Fourth District champion will meet the Third District winner in the first round of the State 3A tourney Oct. 30 in Buhl.

Wood River hosted Marsh Valley Tuesday and goes to Burley (2-2-1) Friday. Burley has a dangerous striker in Miguel Alvarez.


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