At Pocatello, Madison High School’s Annalise Brunson continued her scoring tear this fall, scoring two goals and tallying one assist during Madison girls soccer 4-2 road win over Highland.
Sydney Thueson scored one goal, as Highland had an owned goal during the first half.
Brunson’s goals brings her tally to 17 goals in seven games this fall.
The match was tied 2-2 at halftime.
“It was tight,” Madison coach Jaymon Birch said. “They were well organized in the first half. We created some space in the second half and that got us going.”
Madison (6-1-0, 1-0-0 5A District 6) plays at Bonneville Saturday.
SKYLINE 4, HILLCREST 0: At Hillcrest, the Grizzlies stayed perfect within conference play.
Thursday is the third-straight shutout by Skyline, as Bernice Chavez scored in the second minute, with an assist from Corbyn Stosich, to begin the match. Anna Cheret scored in the 39th minute after a Mattie Olsen assist.
Katie Nawrocki scored in the 48th minute, thanks to an assist from Brea Danklefsen, as Danklefsen then scored in the 55th minute with a Bernice Chavez assist.
Skyline (4-1-0, 3-0-0 4A District 6) hosts Skyline Tuesday. Hillcrest (2-4-0, 2-1-0) plays at Madison Tuesday.
FIRTH 5, ABERDEEN 2: At Firth, the Cougars got their first win of the season by beating Aberdeen 5-2.
No other details were available as of press time.
Firth (1-1) plays at South Fremont Wednesday.
BLACKFOOT 9, BONNEVILLE 0: At Bonneville, the Broncos got back into the win column after seven different players scored Thursday evening.
Frankie Garcia led Blackfoot with three goals. Logan Hansen, Dominic Sanchez, Chris Botello, Julian Cuevas, Manny Bartolo and Wyatt Gerrie all scored goals for Blackfoot, as the Broncos rebounded from their first regular season loss in three years.
“I just thought we played well,” Blackfoot coach Liam Pope said. “We had a good practice (Wednesday), and when you’re a young team, you’ll have ups and downs. Young teams learn, they learn to move on.”
Blackfoot (2-1-1) hosts Idaho Falls Wednesday. Bonneville (0-5-0) plays at Madison Saturday.
HILLCREST 3, SKYLINE 1: At Skyine, the Knights picked up a conference win after Saul Espinosa scored one goal and recorded one assist.
Ben Nelson and Jose Martinez scored the Knights other two goals, as the match was deadlocked at 0-0 at halftime.
Up 2-0, Skyline scored its only goal before Martinez scored late to put the game away.
Hillcrest coach Ryan Ellis said the Grizzlies’ defense had a sweeper deep during the first half, preventing the Knights from scoring on multiple opportunities.
“They played well. It was a good result,” Ellis said. “Every game you have teams after us and that’s good. You want that.”
Ben Hoover had two assists during the win for Hillcrest.
Hillcrest (5-0-1, 2-0-1 4A District 6) hosts Madison Wednesday. Skyline (1-3-1, 1-2-0) plays at Thunder Ridge Tuesday.
SUGAR-SALEM 3, FIRTH 0: At Firth, the Diggers swept the Cougars, winning in three sets, 25-11, 25-18, 25-17.
Hailey Gee and Jordan Adams had four kills, respectively, as Firth struggled with serving during its season opener, coach Elda Park said.
“Just not a good night for us,” Park said.
Kaydee Park had 15 assists and 19 digs during the loss, as Firth (0-1) plays Thursday at Sugar-Salem.
CHALLIS 3, SALMON 0: At Salmon, Challis swept Salmon behind five aces from Hannah Corrigan.
The Vikings won 25-16, 25-21 and 27-25 to start the season 1-0. Challis coach Debbie Sheppeard said she was proud of the way her team battled back in the second set.
“It was good,” Sheppeard said of the Vikings’ win. “We got behind in the second set, but the girls stayed tough.”
Zoe D’Orazio and Halle Oerke each had seven kills, respectively.
Erin Anderson had 18 assists. Austyn Erickson had nine digs during the win.
Challis (1-0) host West Jefferson Tuesday. Salmon plays at Darby (Mont.) Thursday.
MACKAY 3, CLARK 1; MACKAY 3, NORTH GEM 1: At Mackay, the Miners started their season 2-0 after beating Clark County and North Gem in a tri-match.
Mackay beat Clark 25-21, 15-17, 24-19, 25-10 before beating North Gem in four sets, 29-27, 17-25, 25-21, 25-11.
Kelsey Johnson had 33 assists between the two matches, as Mackay coach Kashia Whitworth said.
“Our team serving was really, really good,” Whitworth said. “We start conference play 2-0, so we’ll take it.”
Mackay (2-0) hosts Butte County Tuesday.
WATERSPRINGS 3, LEADORE 0: At Leadore, the Warriors moved to 2-0 without one of their star players (due to injury), sweeping Leadore 25-14, 25-13, 25-16.
Joanna Hayes finished the night with 17 kills, as Watersprings will be without Abigail Yadon this year. Yadon is still recovering from a knee injury, coach Robyn King said.
Jessi Merkle had 19 assists during the win. Rylee Mathison had 14 points off serving and King complimented Angie Gomez’s defense Thursday night.
“We have some younger kids really stepping up, as some younger players got some playing time. We don’t have a senior,” King said. “That was awesome. Kids are looking fairly good.”
Watersprings (2-0) plays in a tri-match next Thursday at Rockland along with Mackay.