Printed on: September 25, 2013

Cougars boys top Huskies


At St. Anthony, just when it seemed the North Fremont High School boys soccer team appeared headed for its fourth win of the season, South Fremont's Javier Arvayo and his teammates had other ideas Tuesday in St. Anthony.

With the Cougars trailing 2-0 for much of the game, Arvayo scored two goals late in the second half, including the game-winner in the 81st minute, to fuel the 3-2 comeback win Tuesday.

South Fremont coach Shayn Blair said greater intensity from his team in the second half made all the difference.

"We started out slow in the first half," Blair said in an email, "and then played with a lot more intensity in the second half."

For North Fremont boys soccer coach Dave Jacobson, this will be remembered as the one that got away.

"We dominated and lost," Jacobson said.

The Huskies struck first in the sixth minute on a goal from Polo Saenz on an assist from Oscar Altamirano.

After a penalty kick early in the second half, Jacobson said his team appeared to get complacent. North Fremont watched the momentum shift to the Cougars and could do little to get it back.

"That's the bad thing about soccer," Jacobson said. "You can't take a timeout to regroup."

Alexis Alverado scored first for South Fremont in the 57th minute, with an assist from John Shenton. Arvayo's first goal tied the game in the 75th minute until his second goal came six minutes later.

North Fremont (3-6-1) will play at Shelley on Thursday.

BONNEVILLE 2 RIGBY 0: At Rigby, two goals from Hardy Lopez were just enough to lift Bonneville over Rigby in a competitive 4A District 5-6 match.

The Bees first goal came in the 25th minute as Lopez scored from close in. His second goal came around the 55th minute on a strong shot past the goalkeeper.

"I don't think we played a great game of soccer, but it was effective," Bonneville coach Chris Watts said. "We got the job done."

Rigby coach Bart Mower was proud of his team's performance.

"I thought we played well," Mower said. "We stayed right with them."

Rigby (1-7) hosts Shelley on Saturday while Bonneville (2-4-1) hosts Blackfoot on Thursday.

HIGHLAND 2, MADISON 2: At Rexburg, Madison and Highland played to a tie in a game that resulted in the ejection of Madison coach Dan Dummar. No other details were available.

SUGAR-SALEM 7, SHELLEY 1: At Sugar City, Connor Stoddard scored five goals to propel the Diggers to a 3A District 6 win. Josh Shirley and Jeff Wilding also scored for Sugar-Salem.

The Diggers took a 3-0 lead into halftime, though that advantage could have been much larger if it were not for the strong play of the Shelley keeper.

"We could have easily scored five more goals, but their goalkeeper played well and made some great saves," Sugar-Salem coach Oscar Bustos said. "But it was a good win in an important conference game for us."

Sugar-Salem is 8-1 overall and will next play Thursday at Teton.

Girls soccer

RIGBY 1, BONNEVILLE 1: At Bonneville, Alisha Winder knocked in a penalty kick in the final minute of the game to help the Bees secure a 4A District 5-6 draw.

The Trojans and Bees went into halftime scoreless. Elsja Mecham assisted Tiffany Poole on a goal in the 57th minute to give Rigby the lead. The Trojans were called for a handball, setting up the penalty kick for Winder.

"We adjusted our defensive line," Bonneville coach Mike Wedman said of the Bees' second-half performance. "We were able to get more pressure on them in the second half."

Rigby coach Marciano Perez said both teams played a hard fought game.

"We had a lot of opportunities, but we couldn't really finish," Perez said.

Bonneville (1-6-1, 0-1-1) plays today at Blackfoot while Rigby (2-6-1, 0-1-1) hosts Shelley on Saturday.

HIGHLAND 4, MADISON 0: When Highland needed some breathing room against Madison, Kenzie VanSickle and Jade Medina were happy to oblige in the first two minutes of the second half.

With the Rams (7-0-1) hanging on to 1-0 lead against the Bobcats, Medina scored in the first 44 seconds of the second half, followed by VanSickle's second goal of the game a minute later. Maddie Morgan added an insurance goal in the 55th minute to help Highland cruise to a comfortable win.

"Our first half was good," Highland coach Korbie Vaughan said. "Our second half, we did much better."

The Rams travel to Preston on Thursday.

NORTH FREMONT 8, SOUTH FREMONT 0: At St. Anthony, Freshman Allyx Lenz scored three goals and Kylee Masters added two of her own as the Huskies won in the convincing fashion.

All three of Lenz's goals came in the second half, giving her 15 for the year.

Sally Anderson, Kennalee Howell and Hannah Brown scored the remaining goals for the Huskies (6-1-3) who travel to Shelley on Thursday.

SHELLEY 1, SUGAR-SALEM 1: At Sugar City, Jasmin Vega scored on a breakaway in the 23rd for Shelley, but it wasn't enough as the Diggers tied the game near the end of the first half.

Shelley coach Jim Gregory said his team had chances to score later on, but could not convert. Shelley recorded 11 shots on goal while Sugar-Salem scored 10.

The Russets (3-2-3) host North Fremont on Thursday.

FIRTH 1, TETON 0: At Firth, Jacee Jensen dribbled through a pair of Teton defenders in the 22nd minute to score the game's lone goal unassisted in an upset of the Redskins.

Teton dominated the statistical battle in the loss, connecting on 73 passes to Firth's 35, and outshooting the Cougars 19-3. Still, the Redskins were unable to convert those advantages into scores.

"(Jensen) got off a pretty good shot, running right between two of our players. She put a nice move on our keeper to get it in," Teton coach Sandy Buckstaff said. "She was running, and we were standing."

Teton (3-4-3) will next be in action Thursday for a home match against Sugar-Salem.


MACKAY 3, CHALLIS 2: At Challis, Brielle Sheppeard scored 25 kills and added 10 digs as Challis fell to Mackay 25-20, 18-25, 16-25, 26-24, 8-15.

"It was a good battle," Challis coach Debbie Sheppeard said. "Both teams went at it pretty hard."

Taylor Six added 10 kills and 13 digs for the Vikings while Abby Sensabaugh recorded 24 assists and 10 digs.

Challis (2-4) hosts Shoshone on Thursday

SALMON 3 RIRIE 2: At Salmon, Carla Knudson and Courtnee Younger tallied 10 kills each to lead Salmon over Ririe 27-25, 7-25, 25-18, 19-25, 15-13.

Bailee Burgess had 23 assists and Sarah Holmes contributed 21 digs for Salmon.

"I don't think you can go anywhere in the Nuclear League and not get a battle," Salmon coach Tracy Burgess said.

Salmon (4-1, 2-1) travels to Butte County.