COEUR d'ALENE - T.J. McWhorter converted a penalty kick and Alec Johnson scored his second goal of the season in the first two minutes of the second half as the Lake City Timberwolves beat the Coeur d'Alene Vikings 4-1 in a 5A Inland Empire League boys soccer match Saturday at Coeur d'Alene High.
Coeur d'Alene's loss gave Post Falls the league title, and the No. 1 seed to the 5A Region 1 tournament starting Wednesday, where the Trojans will face Lewiston in the opening round. No. 2 seed Coeur d'Alene (8-4-3, 4-2) will host No. 3 Lake City (6-4-3, 2-2-1) in the other semifinal on Wednesday. Both matches are loser-out.
"We need to keep getting better each day," Lake City coach Chad Beadell said. "My guys played outstanding today and I'm extremely happy for them. The ball bounced the right way for us today."
Alec Maldonado had a goal and assist for Lake City, which travels to Lewiston on Monday in the regular season finale.
Graison Le scored on a penalty kick for Coeur d'Alene.
First half - 1, LC, Alec Maldonado (Dylan Flolo), 20:00. Second half - 2, LC, T.J. McWhorter (penalty kick), 40:30. 3, LC, Alec Johnson (Evan Teichmann), 41:30. 4, Cd'A, Graison Le (penalty kick), 61:00. 5, LC, Rikki McCaw (Maldonado), 73:00.
Shots on goal - LC 7, Cd'A 5.
Saves - LC, Tanner Horton 6; Cd'A, Keagan Shillington 3.
Post Falls 3
MOSCOW - Nathan White scored two goals as the Trojans beat the Bears in a nonleague match at Moscow Junior High.
"I thought we played exceptionally well in the first half," Post Falls coach Gabe Lawson said. 'We went down a man in the second half due to a red card (a handball in the penalty box), but overall, thought we played really well and could have scored a few more goals."
Timmy Mueller scored on an assist from Kobi Nuss in the 21st minute for Post Falls (12-1-1), which hosts fourth-seeded Lewiston in the semifinals of the 5A Region 1 tournament on Wednesday.
Moscow is 3-7-2.
First half - 1, PF, Nathan White (unassisted), 8:00 2, PF, Timmy Mueller (Kobi Nuss), 21:00. Second half - 3, PF, White (Lucas Whitten), 41:00. 4, Mos, not available, 60:00. 5, Mos, not available, 72:00.
Shots on goal - PF 14, Mos 7.
Saves - PF, Noah Gondo 4, Brady Hite 2; Mos, Nick Anderton 12.
LEWISTON - Looking to erase the memory of a frustrating offensive night in a 1-0 loss to Lakeland on Thursday, Sandpoint scored early and often in a rout of Lewiston in nonleague play.
Anthony Fox scored three goals in a 10-minute span in the first half, giving him a team-high 13 goals on the season, and Jake Rookey posted his sixth shutout in goal for the Bulldogs (8-5-2), who built a 5-0 halftime lead and cruised to an easy win.
"We kept the ball in the attacking half against Lakeland and outshot them, but we couldn't find the back of the net," Bulldogs coach Adam Tajan said. "We went into the Lewiston game with the mentality of dominating. That was huge in this game, finishing our chances."
Zach Couch scored his first goal of the season just one minute into the game, setting the tone early, and Joab Logan and Tim Thoreson also joined the scoring spree for Sandpoint, which held a 17-3 edge in shots on goal.
Brock Rodacker had seven saves for the Bengals (4-10).
The Bulldogs host Moscow on Tuesday.
First half - 1, Spt, Zach Couch (Hunter King), 1:00. 2, Spt, Anthony Fox (unassisted), 12:00. 3, Spt, Fox (Jeremiah Gagnon), 14:00. 4, Spt, Fox (Joab Logan), 22:00. 5, Spt, Logan (Gagnon), 24:00. Second half - 6, Spt, Tim Thoreson (Logan Broehl), 58:00.
Shots on goal - Spt 17, Lew 3.
Saves - Spt, Jake Rookey, 3; Lew, Brock Rodacker, 7.
Bonners Ferry 1
St. Maries 1
ST. MARIES - Brett Dickman scored on a penalty kick in the 80th minute as the Lumberjacks and Badgers played to a draw in an Intermountain League match.
Thomas Cook was pulled down in the penalty box, allowing Dickman to take the tying PK for St. Maries.
"He had the ball on the left side in a big crowd and got pulled down off the back side," St. Maries coach Chris Renaldo said. "It's unfortunate."
Since starting the program in 2000, it was the first time the Lumberjacks had tied the Badgers in regular season or district tournament play. St. Maries has never beaten Bonners.
"It's a big deal for us," Renaldo said. "Our kids played well. Cody (Posselt) and Thomas had great games."
St. Maries (7-6-1, 3-1-1 IML) hosts Orofino on Tuesday. Bonners Ferry is 3-6-2, 3-0-1.
First half - none. Second half - 1, BF, Jake Tremble (unassisted), 44:00. 2, SM, Brett Dickman (penalty kick), 80:00.
Shots on goal - BF 7, SM 5.
Saves - BF, Garrett Skeen 3; Cody Posselt 5.