POST FALLS — A win over a 4A school helped the Post Falls Trojans clinch the top seed to the 5A Region 1 tournament.
Junior Aidan O’Halloran scored the lone goal of the match in the 49th minute, sending the Trojans past the Sandpoint Bulldogs 1-0 under the lights Tuesday night at The Fields at Real Life Ministries.
Post Falls (10-1-1) and Coeur d’Alene each finished 4-1-1 in league play, splitting their two league matches, and each tying Lake City and sweeping Lewiston during the regular season. The next tiebreaker: Post Falls went 6-0 against 4A schools and Coeur d’Alene lost to Moscow in nonleague play.
“We played really well,” Post Falls coach Gabe Lawson said. “Sandpoint played defense way deeper and invited us to attack. It took us a while to break through, but sometimes you’ve got to scrap them out. The boys did what they had to do with Mckie (Gregory) out with a red card (from last Saturday’s match vs. Lake City), but the boys were able to overcome and the guys off the bench did their duties.”
Post Falls will host Lewiston in a district playoff match on Saturday.
Sandpoint visits Coeur d’Alene on Thursday.
First half — none. Second half — 1, PF, Aidan O’Halloran (unassisted), 49:00.
Shots on goal — Spt 6, PF 13.
Saves — Spt, Roman Jiles, 6; PF, Josh Nilson 0, Kael McGowan 1.
RATHDRUM — The 4A Inland Empire League-leading Bears blanked the host Hawks at Sunrise Rotary Field.
No other information was provided.
Lakeland (2-11-1, 0-4 4A IEL) concludes the regular season Thursday at home vs. Timberlake.
Moscow (3-0 league) can wrap up the league title Saturday when it hosts second-place Sandpoint (2-1).
Lakeland, the third seed, will travel to the No. 2 seed next Tuesday in the first round of the 4A Region 1 tournament.
Post Falls 0
SANDPOINT — The visiting Trojans wrapped up their regular season with the loss to the Bulldogs (8-3) at Pine Street Field.
No. 3 seed Post Falls (4-7-3) will play at No. 2 Coeur d’Alene on Saturday at noon in the loser-out first round of the 5A Region 1 tournament. The winner qualifies for state, and advances to the championship match next week.
First half — 1, Spt, Hannah Eddy (Kiley Webster), 26:00. 2, Spt, Hannah Eddy (Alexa Zavala), 38:00. Second half — 3, Spt, Jordie Breeden, 69:00. 4, Spt, Emi Lynch (Eddy), 71:00. 5, Spt, Kimberley Yarnell (Breeden), 73:00.
Shots on goal — PF 4, Spt 26.
Saves — PF, Ashley Grant 19. Spt, Hattie Larson 4.
St. Maries 0
ST. MARIES — The Wildcats and Lumberjacks played to a scoreless draw in Intermountain League play at City Park.
St. Maries (4-6-2, 4-6-2 IML) hosts Lakeland on Thursday.
First half — none. Second half — none.
Shots on goals — Kell 1, SM 5.
Saves — Kell, Erika Rose 7, Rylie Milholland 1; SM, Jenna Holder 5.