PREP ROUNDUP: Charter boys speed it up, knock off St. Maries
• BOYS SOCCER
POST FALLS — Junior forward David Leahy recorded a hat trick for the top-seeded Coeur d’Alene Charter Panthers, who advanced to the 3A District 1-2 championship game with a 4-1 win over the St. Maries Lumberjacks at The Fields at Real Life on Friday.
“We came out focused and determined,” first-year Coeur d’Alene Charter coach Craig Daigle said. “We were looking to play fast today and think we accomplished that. Greyson Sands was incredible for St. Maries tonight, and made it hard to find the net. David had a great game tonight offensively, but had a few great defensively plays as well. It’s going to take a much cleaner overall game against Bonners Ferry (in the district title match). We’re looking forward to tomorrow’s match.”
Coeur d’Alene Charter (12-2-2) faces Bonners Ferry, which defeated Timberlake, today at 4 p.m. in the district title match at The Fields at Real Life.
Sands had 17 saves for St. Maries, which finishes 4-10-0.
“I thought the boys played great,” St. Maries coach Chris Renaldo said. “We just didn’t have the horses. Grey(son) had a helluva game. Their first three goals scored on breakaways.”
First half — 1, Charter, Tytan Reynolds (Brandon Chavez), 4:00. 2, Charter, David Leahy (unassisted), 9:00. 3, Charter, Leahy (unassisted), 37:00. Second half — 4, SM, Grant Compton (Lance Hamblin), 52:00. 4, Charter, Leahy (Cooper Hancock), 58:00.
Shots on goal — SM 5, Charter 24.
Saves — SM, Greyson Sands 17; Charter, Miles Taylor 5.
• GIRLS SOCCER
Cd’A Charter 12
Priest River 0
POST FALLS — Sophomore midfielder Maddie Daigle had four goals for the top-seeded Panthers in a win over the Spartans in a semifinal match in the 3A District 1-2 tournament at The Fields at Real Life.
“We knew that what we’d done before tonight didn’t matter if we couldn’t take care of business,” Coeur d’Alene Charter coach Stacy Smith said. “The girls came out hungry for goals and were able to put five away in the first 10 minutes. Every one of our players got significant minutes tonight as a result of the strong start. At this point in the season, our mantra is we play for our seniors. This year, we are senior heavy, so we have a lot of reasons to play hard and finish what we’ve started. We are looking forward to playing for a district title tomorrow night.”
Coeur d’Alene Charter (15-1-0) faces Timberlake in the title match tonight at 6 at The Fields at Real Life.
Priest River finishes 4-9-1.
First half — 1, Charter, Rebekah Hines (Skylar Carothers), 3:00. 2, Charter, Megan Moore (Cadence Wilson), 4:00. 3, Charter, Maddie Daigle (Hines), 5:00. 4, Charter, Daigle (Hines), 8:00. 5, Charter, Wilson (Moore), 9:00. 6, Charter, Isabella Lucky (Sydney Garn), 12:00. 7, Charter, Daigle (Eden Harger), 22:00. Second half — 8, Charter, Mira Crawford (Moore), 46:00. 9, Charter, Crawford (Hines), 52:00. 10, Charter, Wilson (Crawford), 54:00. 11, Charter, Harger (Claire Leahy), 63:00. 12, Charter, Daigle (Alexis Sheppard), 65:00.
Shots on goal — PR 0, Charter 23.
Saves — PR, unknown, 7; Charter, 0.
Bonners Ferry 1
POST FALLS — Freshman Lucy Simpson scored in the 76th minute to send the Tigers past the Badgers in a semifinal match in the 3A District 1-2 tournament at The Fields at Real Life.
Ella Nunn had three saves for Timberlake (11-4-0), which advanced to play Coeur d’Alene Charter in the district title match tonight at 6. It was Nunn’s first game since Sept. 1 due to a leg injury.
“We had a plan going into this match,” Timberlake coach Steve Michael said. “We didn’t match up well with Bonners’ speed, but the coaches can coach how they want, but the players have to step up, and tonight was about our players. It was about our girls playing for our tradition and it was a total team win.”
Sophomore Talize Anderson opened the scoring in the 15th minute for Timberlake.
“Talize was just very determined to score a goal,” Michael said. “She was very confident she could get through the defenders and score. It was just an evenly matched game and fun to watch.”
Bonners Ferry finishes 9-7-0.
First half — 1, TL, Talize Anderson (unassisted), 15:00. Second half — 2, BF, unknown (unassisted), 50:00. 3, TL, Lucy Simpson (unassisted), 76:00.
Shots on goal — BF 4, TL 6.
Saves — BF, unknown, 3; TL, Ella Nunn 3.
Honoring the fallen: Genesis Prep Academy in Post Falls plans to honor the 13 fallen soldiers in Afghanistan today between its junior varsity and varsity volleyball matches vs. Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy at The Courts at Real Life Ministries in Post Falls.
The JV match is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m., with the varsity to follow around 4:30.