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PREP SOCCER: White, Mueller spark Post Falls in season opener

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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 12:00 am

* BOYS

POST FALLS - Nathan White had two goals and two assists and Timmy Mueller had three goals as the Post Falls Trojans beat the Lewiston Bengals 11-0 on Saturday in the season and 5A Inland Empire League opener for both schools.

"They're a pretty young team and playing against nine seniors," Post Falls coach Gabe Lawson said. "It was just one of those games. We moved the ball well and started strong."

Kobi Nuss had two goals for Post Falls, which hosts Moscow on Tuesday.

First half - 1, PF, Kobi Nuss (Nathan White), 1:00. 2, PF, White (Nuss), 6:00. 3, PF, White (Timmy Mueller), 12:00. 4, PF, Mueller (Nuss), 24:00. 5, PF, Mueller (Brady Ulen), 27:00. 6, J.D. Sullivan (Austin Deaver), 32:00. Second half - 7, PF, Mueller (unassisted), 44:00. 8, PF, Lucas Whitten (White), 45:00. 9, PF, Drake Foster (penalty kick), 70:00. 10, PF, Mueller (direct kick), 77:00. 11, PF, Nuss (free kick), 79:00.

Shots on goal - Lew 4, PF 30.

Saves - Lew, no name reported 16; PF, Noah Gondo 1, Brady Hite 0.

Coeur d'Alene 3

Sandpoint 1

SANDPOINT - Gunnar Skindlov and Braden Ridgewell each tallied a goal and an assist, leading the Vikings past the Bulldogs in nonleague season opening boys soccer action at Pine St. Field.

The Vikings went up 2-0 just 12 minutes into the nonleague friendly, enough cushion to claim the win in the first of three meetings this season between the teams, before Graison Le added a final insurance goal in the second half.

"I liked how our team responded in the second half," said Vikings coach Jeff Lake, happy that his team didn't rest on its laurels after an early lead. "We have a bunch of new guys, and it was good to see them come together and play well as a team."

Joab Logan scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs, who could never seem to find much of a rhythm.

"It was a disappointing result to start the season," Sandpoint coach Adam Tajan said. "However, it did give us an opportunity to recognize how much work we still need and how we can improve."

On Tuesday, Coeur d'Alene hosts Lakeland, and Sandpoint is home vs. Lake City.

First half - 1, Cd'A, Gunnar Skindlov (Braden Ridgewell), 11:00. 2, Cd'A, Ridgewell (Johnny Dance), 12:29. Second half - 3, Spt, Joab Logan (unassisted), 58:00. 4, Cd'A, Graison Le (Skindlov), 66:00.

Shots on goal - Cd'A 10, Spt 6.

Saves - Cd'A, Keegan Shillington, 5; Spt, Austin Keyes 6.

* GIRLS

Post Falls 4

Lewiston 1

LEWISTON - Kelcie Hedge had two goals and an assist as the Trojans defeated the Bengals in the season and 5A Inland Empire League opener for both at Walker Field.

"For our first game as a group, I thought we played well," Post Falls coach Briggs Anderson said. "They had to battle the heat today and we had to move the kids in and out, but the freshmen played well."

Temperatures were at 106 degrees at the time of the match.

"It was a very hot, hard match," Anderson said.

Lexi Smith had a goal and assist for Post Falls, which travels to Moscow on Tuesday.

First half - 1, PF, Kelcie Hedge (Erica Simpson), 10:00. 2, PF, Lexi Smith (Hedge), 26:00. 3, PF, Erica Simpson (unassisted). Second half - 4, Lew, Lewis (unassisted), 62:00. 5, PF, Hedge (Smith), 70:00.

Shots on goal - PF 12, Lew 4.

Saves - PF, Sam Runkle 3; Lew, Emily Moscrip 5.

Cd'A Charter at

Orofino, ppd.

OROFINO - The match, scheduled to be the first in Charter history, was postponed after the Maniacs were unable to field a team in time.

No makeup date was announced.

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