COEUR d’ALENE — Madi Lasher opened the scoring on an assist from Chloe Teets for Lake City, which fell to the Mead Panthers 2-1 in a nonleague soccer match at the Irma Anderl Soccer Complex on Wednesday.
“The first goal was one of the best we’ve scored all season,” Lake City coach Matt Ruchti said. “In the two games we’ve lost, we’ve been our own worst enemy. Our losses aren’t from the other team doing something to beat us, but from us causing moments against ourselves that our costing us games. We need to get that figured out by the end of the season. The learning moments are still happening, and so I’ve got to do a better job at preparing them and getting those players ready on the finishing end. We need to eliminate those moments of letting others score in the final third of the field.”
Lake City (5-2) resumes 5A Inland Empire League play at Coeur d’Alene on Saturday at noon.
First half — 1, LC, Madi Lasher (Chloe Teets), 1:00. 2, Mead, 4th, Sarah Frahm (unassisted). 3, Mead, 27th, Rachel Benneweis (unassisted). Second half — none.
Shots on goal — Mead 4, LC 12.
Saves — Mead, unknown, 11; LC, Marlee Lambert, Hailey Jo Parks 1.
Coeur d’Alene JV 2
St. Maries 1
COEUR d’ALENE — River Engles scored an unassisted goal in the 45th minute to push the Viking junior varsity past the Lumberjacks at Coeur d’Alene High.
“It was a good match for us,” St. Maries coach Chris Renaldo said. “They’re always a competitive group, and it was good to play tough competition like that. Both teams played well. It was a good match to watch and coach.”
Trevor DeVries scored in the 7th minute for St. Maries (4-4), which hosts Grangeville in an Intermountain League match on Saturday at City Park.
Brady Singer scored in the 30th minute to tie the score for the Coeur d’Alene JV.
First half — 1, SM, Trevor DeVries (unassisted), 7:00. 2, Cd’A, Brady Singer (unassisted), 30:00. Second half — 3, Cd’A, River Engles (unassisted), 45:00.
Shots on goal — SM 6, Cd’A 12.
Saves — SM, Ben Bailey 10; Cd’A, Cooper Larson 5.
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Coeur d’Alene 5
Post Falls 0
COEUR d’ALENE — Cameron Dance had a goal and two assists as the Vikings blanked the Trojans in the 5A Inland Empire League opener for both teams.
“We were able to build the play up, starting with our defense,” Coeur d’Alene coach Braden Ridgewell said. “We created a lot of space with our outside players ... this is a style of soccer our boys have wanted to play.”
Coeur d’Alene (4-1) plays at Lake City on Saturday.
Post Falls (1-4) is home vs. Lakeland today.
First half — 1, Cd’A, Dakota Fisbeck (Drake Prohaska), 8:00. 2, Cd’A, Docker Bond (free kick), 17:00. 3, Cd’A, Gavin McLuskie (Cameron Dance), 30:00. 4, Cd’A, Dance (Dylan Bengtson), 35:00. Second half — 5, Bengtson (Dance), 65:00.
Shots on goal — PF 4, Cd’A 15.
Saves — PF, 10; Cd’A, Cooper Proctor 3.