At the Idaho Falls Soccer Complex, the Tigers and Bobcats boys soccer teams played to a 1-1 tie after Madison scored in the 38th minute to knot the match.
Idaho Falls’ goal came from Junior Soto, who was assisted by Josh Burtenshaw.
Idaho Falls coach Ryan Cook said he was pleased with his team’s play two nights after the rivalry game with Skyline.
“I was proud of them,” Cook said. “After an emotional match against Skyline, they played a physical and emotional match.”
Thursday was Madison’s first tie.
Idaho Falls (4-1-4, 3-0-2 4A District 6) plays Tuesday at Hillcrest while Madison (8-1-3, 2-1-0 5A District 6) plays at Highland on Thursday.
HILLCREST 1, THUNDER RIDGE 1: At Ammon, Thunder Ridge and Hillcrest played to a tie in a nonconference game.
The Knights went into halftime up 1-0 off a goal by Johan Hernandez (Omar Reyes assist) within the first three minutes. Thunder Ridge made the equalizer off a free kick late in the second half.
“Second half, they started possessing more and started going more and more into the attack,” Hillcrest coach Ryan Ellis said of the Titans. “They have a good back line and a great keeper. They have a great future at Thunder Ridge.”
Hillcrest (7-1-2, 4-0-2) hosts Idaho Falls on Tuesday.
MADISON 8, IDAHO FALLS 2: At Rexburg, the Bobcats defeated the Tigers for a nonconference win.
Gracy Keim (17th minute, Alexis Adams assist) and Remi Bradley (51st minute, Belen Munoz assist) scored for the Tigers.
“Madison is a quick team and speed isn’t necessarily our strongest point,” Idaho Falls coach Erika Lin said in an email. “Our goalie Olivia Trejo had shot after shot with so many outstanding saves. Overall I’m proud of the girls. They played the full 80 minutes.”
Idaho Falls (3-5-0) hosts Hillcrest on Tuesday while Madison (11-1-0) hosts Highland on Thursday.
WEST JEFFERSON 3, SALMON 0: At Terreton, the Panthers swept Salmon 25-9, 25-14, 25-11 for a conference win.
West Jefferson coach Raquel Torgerson commended her team’s serving in the win.
“Mayla Ivie, she pushed over close to 18 serves out of the three sets, then J’Mae Torgerson pushed 20 out of three sets,” coach Torgerson said.
Torgerson added that Sage Moss ‘owned the net’ and had 10 blocks and Jordi Holdaway had 12 kills for West Jefferson (4-2, 1-0 conference), which plays Tuesday at North Fremont.
FIRTH 3, NORTH FREMONT 0: At Firth, the Cougars swept the Huskies 25-15, 25-10, 25-12 for a conference win.
Firth coach Elda Park credited defense for the win.
“We worked on some things yesterday during practice and the girls really came out to play today,” Park said. “We made it a goal to not let the ball drop to the floor.”
Jordyn Adams had eight kills, Hailey Gee had 10 kills amd 12 digs, Abby Schiess had 9 kills, two blocks and Kaydee Park had 29 assists.
Firth (7-2, 2-0 conference) plays Saturday at Malad in a tri-match with Malad and Marsh Valley.
HILLCREST 3, SHELLEY 2; SOUTH FREMONT 3, HILLCREST 2: At Ammon, the Knights split a tri-match versus Shelley and South Fremont.
Hillcrest outlasted Shelley 20-25, 25-20, 25-19, 17-25, 15-7 before falling to South Fremont 25-11, 25-25, 21-25, 24-26, 10-15 in another marathon match.
“South has got some really great front row players,” Hillcrest coach Amanda Wade said. “When I first took this coaching job, it was really important to me to condition for these matches. Their level of physical fitness at this point helped keep us in this match.”
Hillcrest (5-10) next plays Wednesday at Skyline.
IDAHO FALLS 3, BLACKFOOT 1: At Idaho Falls, the Tigers defeated Blackfoot 25-16, 27-25, 22-25, 25-19 for a conference win.
Katie Stohl had six aces, three kills, 25 assists and seven digs, Laurel Taylor had 14 kills and 15 digs and Maddy Cook had 17 digs.
“It was fun to watch us fight through a few close moments to come out on top,” Idaho Falls coach Laurel Taylor said via text message to the Post Register.
The Tigers next play Tuesday at Shelley.
BUTTE COUNTY 3, CHALLIS 0: At Butte County, the Pirates swept the Vikings 25-7, 25-13 and 25-20 for a conference win.
First-year head coach Gretchen Simpson said her team, despite being young, played well around the net.
“It was good. It was a good match for us,” Simpson said.
Butte County (3-1, 1-0 1A D1 District 6) hosts Taylor’s Crossing on Tuesday while Challis hosts Leadore Saturday.
WATERSPRINGS 3, NORTH GEM 0; WATERSPRINGS 3, CLARK COUNTY 0: At Watersprings, the Warriors swept conference opponents North Gem and Clark County in consecutive matches.
Watersprings defeated North Gem 25-15, 25-15, 26-24 and Clark County 25-9, 25-15, 25-11.
Warriors coach Robyn King said sophomores Riley Winkleman and Adriana Rubio have done a great job and had a solid night.
“They just had really good net play,” King said. “I’m very happy with how they played today.”
King added Rylee Matheson also played well for the Warriors (4-1), who play Thursday at Mackay.