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PREP SOCCER: Lake City, Coeur d'Alene to meet for regional girls soccer title

| October 10, 2021 1:15 AM

• BOYS

COEUR d’ALENE — Junior Malachi Hutchens scored twice in a four-minute span in the second half, and the top-seeded Lake City Timberwolves went on to beat the fourth-seeded Post Falls Trojans 6-0 in a loser-out semifinal game of the 5A Region 1 tournament on Saturday at the Irma Anderl Soccer Complex.

Noah Janzen had two goals and an assist for Lake City (16-01), which plays host to No. 3 seed Lewiston (6-7-0) on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in the championship game.

Lewiston stunned No. 2 Coeur d’Alene 2-0 in the other semifinal.

““The guys played really well today,” Lake City coach Alan Rich said. “Our midfield was solid and we were able to control a good portion of the possession, especially in the second half. Our movement off the ball was some of the best it’s been all year, the passing was sharp and I thought we attacked and defended exceptionally well with a different lineup than our previous games vs. Post Falls earlier in the season.”

Post Falls finished 5-10-0.

Lake City defeated Lewiston 3-0 and 2-0 during Inland Empire League play.

First half — 1, LC, Jacob Molina (Noah Janzen), 15:00. 2, LC, Janzen (Molina), 31:00. 3, LC, Walker Jump (Miles Jones), 36:00. Second half — 4, LC, Malachi Hutchens (Jump), 56:00. 5, LC, Hutchens (Gavin Schoener), 60:00. 6, LC, Janzen (unassisted), 65:00.

Shots on goal — PF 4, LC 18.

Saves — PF, Kael McGowan 7; LC,Tyler Allred 2.

Lewiston 2

Coeur d’Alene 0

COEUR d’ALENE — The Vikings, who beat the Bengals 2-1 and 4-0 during league play, were blanked at home in a 5A Region 1 loser-out semifinal.

Lewiston scored goals in the 20th and 75th minute.

“The games we played before were close, but I thought we were really passionate about this one and that made the difference,” Lewiston coach Jace Kessler told the Lewiston Tribune. “It seemed like Coeur d’Alene were kind of just going through the motions to be honest and we were able to take advantage of that.”

Coeur d’Alene finished 11-3-0.

First half — 1, Lew, Teddy Kessler (Gabriel Miller), 20:00. Second half — 2, Lew, T. Kessler (Paul Kessler), 75:00.

Shots on goal — Lew 2, Cd’A 11.

Saves — Lew, unknown, 9; Cd’A, Dillon Jones, 3.

Timberlake

at Lakeland

RATHDRUM — No report was received.

Priest River 5

Grangeville 1

GRANGEVILLE — Senior Shane Gamber scored four goals as the visiting Spartans completed a season sweep of the Bulldogs in the regular season and Intermountain League finale.

The fourth-seeded Spartans (7-7-0, 6-6-0 IML) take on No. 5 seed St. Maries (3-10-0, 3-9-0) in the first round of the 3A District 1-2 tournament at 11 a.m. Monday at The Fields at Real Life in Post Falls.

First half — 1, PR, Shane Gamber (unassisted), 5:00. 2, PR, Erik Deem (Tyler Engelson), 8:00. 3, PR, Gamber (Bradley Gleason), 17:00. 4, PR, Gamber (unassisted), 21:00. Second half — 5, PR, Gamber (Carson Hughes), 57:00. 6, G, Dalton Dennis (unassisted), 78:00.

Shots on goal — PR 28, G 12.

Saves — PR, Luke Butler 6; G, unknown 12.

• GIRLS

Lake City 10

Post Falls 0

COEUR d’ALENE — Junior Georgia Whitehead scored four goals and had one assist as the host and top-seeded Timberwolves beat the No. 4 Trojans in a loserout semifinal game in the 5A Region 1 tournament at the Irma Anderl Soccer Complex.

Elliotte Kortus added a goal and two assists for Lake City (132-0), which will play host to No. 2 seed Coeur d’Alene (7-9-0) on Tuesday at 3:30 in the regional championship game.

All across the board, it was a great team effort,” Lake City coach Matt Ruchti said. “We got everything out of every position. The goalkeeper and the back line did a great job. We got the ball forward quickly, and the front line and center mids had great connections. A lot of unselfish soccer.”

Post Falls finished 1-11-1.

“Post Falls fought,” Ruchti said, “and the 10 goals that were scored were all earned.”

Lake City beat Coeur d’Alene 6-0 and 3-1 in Inland Empire League play.

First half — 1, LC, Georgia Whitehead (Olivia Azzollini), 2:00. 2, LC, Elliotte Kortus (Mackenzie Goings), 11:00. 3, LC, Gabbie Henkle (Whitehead), 22:00. 4, LC, Whitehead (Nicole Adams), 25:00. 5, LC, own goal (Kortus), 37:00. Second half — 6, LC, Kortus (Taytum Curtis), 54:00. 7, LC, Whitehead (unassisted), 58:00. 8, LC, Whitehead (Kortus), 60:00. 9, LC, Quinn Kennedy (unassisted), 71:00. 10, LC, Taylor Miller (unassisted), 73:00.

Shots on goal — PF 1, LC 32.

Saves — PF, 20; LC, Hailey Parks 1.

Coeur d’Alene 1

Lewiston 0

COEUR d’ALENE — Sophomore Lauren Bengtson scored on an assist from senior Olivia Wyatt in the 38th minute, and the Vikings made it hold up in a shutout of the Bengals in a 5A Region 1 loser-out semifinal match at Coeur d’Alene High.

“Our defense played great tonight and the girls played awesome,” Coeur d’Alene coach Andy Vredenburg said. “We had a lot of opportunities and chances, but Lewiston’s keeper (Allison Olson) made some big saves. It was a good win for us today. The girls just clicked, especially in the second half. We looked good.”

Coeur d’Alene (7-9-0) travels to Lake City (13-2-0) for the regional championship match on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

Lewiston finishes 7-7.

First half — 1, Cd’A, Lauren Bengtson (Olivia Wyatt), 38:00. Second half — none.

Shots on goal — Lew 6, Cd’A 18.

Saves — Lew, Allison Olson, 15; Cd’A, Jay Ziegler, 6.

Timberlake 4

Lakeland 3

RATHDRUM — Freshman Lucy Simpson scored in the 73rd minute, her second goal of the game, to send the visiting Tigers past the Hawks in a nonleague game at Sunrise Rotary Field.

Claire Howard scored two goals for Lakeland (1-12), which played for the first time since Sept. 30.

“Today was our best game of the season by far,” first-year Lakeland coach Kevin Rogge said. “We were able to connect some passes and were able to compete together as a team and worked hard. We had the chances, but couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net. We possessed the ball most of the game and looked really good. It was just unfortunate that we couldn’t get a few in the back of the net.”

No. 3 seed Lakeland opens the 4A Region 1 tournament vs. No. 2 Moscow on Tuesday at the Moscow Community Playfields.

Timberlake (10-4) opens the 3A District 1-2 tournament on Friday against the winner of Monday’s opening round match between Bonners Ferry and St. Maries.

First half — 1, LL, Claire Howard (unassisted), 34:00. 2, TL, Lucy Simpson (unassisted), 34:00. 3, LL, Howard (unassisted), 38:00. 4, TL, Kiersten Sawley (unassisted), 39:00. Second half — 5, TL, Sawley (unassisted), 54:00. 6, LL, Evelyn Bowie (unassisted), 70:00. 7, TL, Simpson (unassisted), 73:00.

Shots on goal — TL 19, LL 18.

Saves — TL, unknown, 4; LL, Peighton Jensen, 13.

Grangeville 7

Priest River 1

GRANGEVILLE — Freshman Lizzie McCracken netted the sole goal for the Spartans in a regular season ending Intermountain League loss to the Bulldogs.

“We played flat today and not to our full potential,” Priest River coach Rob Lawler said.

No. 5 seed Priest River (3-121, 1-8-1) will face No. 4 seed Grangeville in the first round of the 3A District 1-2 tournament at 1 p.m. Monday at The Fields at Real Life in Post Falls.

Grangeville finished 5-5-0 in league.

“I’m looking forward to a rematch on Monday,” Lawler said.

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