Printed on: September 12, 2012

Madison surges to three-set victory over Idaho Falls


The Madison High School volleyball team rolled to a 25-20, 25-17, 25-12 5A District 5-6 conference win over host Idaho Falls on Tuesday.

"We had a lot of energy and intensity to start, and then we kind of got the wind taken out of our sails," Idaho Falls coach Wendy Johnson said. "Madison's a great ball-control team. They really let the other team make the errors, and we did that tonight."

Marley Taylor had a strong game for the Tigers with 11 assists, 10 digs, five blocks and four kills. Kiara Johnson added 10 digs and four kills and Maddie Maloney chipped in 13 digs for Idaho Falls (4-9, 1-1), which hosts Blackfoot tonight.

Rigby 3, Shelley 2: At Shelley, Rigby dropped the first two sets before rallying for a 22-25, 19-25, 25-22, 25-17, 15-13 nonconference win at Shelley.

"We had a couple injuries and started real slow, but we found a way to win," Rigby coach Jeff Craven said.

Kayla Adams led the Trojans with 21 kills, Becca Parkes had 10 kills and 17 service points, Kaitlin Hawke added 15 kills and Errin Boyce chipped in 18 service points for Rigby (10-10), which hosts Bonneville on Thursday.

Mackay 2, Dietrich 0: At Mackay, the Miners cruised to a 25-17, 25-19 win over Dietrich.

Gabby McIntosh had 16 assists for the Miners, setting up a balanced attack led by Cheyan James (five kills), Taylor Ivie (four kills) and Bailey Woodbury (four kills).

"We're spreading the ball around, which is what we want to do," Mackay coach Bridget Severe said.

Mackay (5-1) hosts West Jefferson on Tuesday.

Boys soccer

Highland 2, Hillcrest 1: At Hillcrest High School, Highland dug out of an early 1-0 deficit to earn a 5A District 5-6 conference win over Hillcrest.

The Knights struck in the sixth minute when Rydder Driggs scored on a direct kick. But the Rams tied the game in the 41st minute and went ahead in the 58th.

"Looking back on the game, I think we scored too easily, too early," Hillcrest coach Bryan Johnston said. "I think we had a little mental letdown."

The Knights (4-2-1, 0-2-1) host Madison on Thursday.

Blackfoot 1, Century 0: At Blackfoot, Alberto Tafoya banged home a rebound for the game's only goal as Blackfoot remained unbeaten with a conference win over Century.

Andy Garcia started the scoring play when he took a shot that was saved by the keeper.

Tafoya collected the rebound just outside the area and hammered home a shot.

"We were very disjointed today," Blackfoot coach Liam Pope said. "We had plenty of possession but we couldn't make anything of it."

Ozzy Oseguera made one save for Blackfoot (6-0-1, 2-0-0), which hosts Minico on Saturday.

Teton 5, Snake River 0: At Moreland, Steve Sosa scored two goals to lead Teton to a nonconference win.

Omar Martinez, Zach Neuhaus and Eli Tzompa also scored for Teton, which led 2-0 at halftime.

"We played well," Teton coach Dan Romano said. "We got the chance to play some kids that haven't seen time this year, so that was nice."

Teton (7-0-0) hosts North Fremont on Saturday.

Sugar-Salem 3, Shelley 0: At Shelley, Connor Stoddard continued his early-season scoring surge to lead Sugar-Salem to a Mountain Rivers Conference win.

Stoddard scored once in the first half and twice more in the second to spark the win. The Diggers also missed several good scoring chances on one-on-one situations and missed a penalty kick.

"It was pretty even in the first half, but in the second half we had more control of the ball," Sugar-Salem coach Oscar Bustos said.

The Diggers (8-1-0, 2-1-0) plays at Aberdeen on Saturday.

North Fremont 6, South Fremont 1: At St. Anthony, Carlos Romero scored three second-half goals to propel North Fremont to a win over South Fremont.

Romero scored in the 64th, 66th and 70th minute to break open a 2-1 game. He also had a goal and an assist in the first half. Josh Allen and Aaron Williams also scored for North Fremont while Jerry Martinez added two assists.

North Fremont coach Dave Jacobsen also praised the play of defenders Josh Smith, Dalton Latham, Coleman Marotz and Rykker Dye and keeper Forest Moon.

The Huskies (9-1-0, 2-0-0) play at Teton on Saturday.

Girls soccer

Hillcrest 1, Highland 0: At Pocatello, Sarah McPherson converted Taylor Huskinson's pass in the 48th minute to lift Hillcrest to its first 5A District 5-6 conference win of the year.

Huskinson went wide and sent a perfect square ball to McPherson, who two-touched it through the defense and knocked a shot past the keeper. The Knights made it stand out with solid play from their midfield and defenders.

"I told the girls that win or lose, let's play a game we can be proud of," Hillcrest coach Dave Coffman said. "They're proud, and I know I'm proud."

Hillcrest (5-1-0, 1-1-0) plays at Madison on Thursday.

North Fremont 6, South Fremont 1: At St. Anthony, Maribel Rivas had a first-half hat trick and North Fremont rolled to a Mountain Rivers Conference win.

Rivers scored in the third, 24th and 26th minute for the Huskies, who also got goals from Kylee Masters, Hannah Brown and Gabi Castillo.

Brown, Rivas, Emily Hyde, Masters and Kennalee Howell added assists for North Fremont (6-1-2, 3-0-0), which plays at Teton on Saturday.

Snake River 1, Teton 0: At Moreland, Snake River broke open a scoreless contest late to top Teton in a nonconference game.

Angela Garza assisted Maddie Pilster in the 70th minute for the game's only goal.

"It was the same thing we saw at our place: opportunistic scoring on their end," said Teton coach Sandy Buckstaff, referring to Teton's 2-1 loss Aug. 28 in Driggs. "They had two counterattacks in the second half. Other than that, we were in it the entire time."

Teton (3-2-1) travels to Firth today.

Madison 1, Rigby 0: At Rigby, Alisha Clark knocked home a cross in the 75th minute to lead Madison to a nonconference win over Rigby. No other details were available.