STATE HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER TOURNAMENTS: Shorthanded Lake City boys stun Borah

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EAGLE — Losing their starting goalkeeper to a red card in the 23rd minute, and having to play the rest of the way one man down would be bad enough.

Then, falling behind by a goal early in the second half ... well, “a lot of teams would have folded,” Lake City coach Alan Rich said.

But not his Timberwolves.

Jackson Henkle tied the game in the 61st minute, and Ty Shaw scored the go-ahead goal in the 75th minute as Lake City rallied to beat the District 3 champion Borah Lions of Boise 2-1 in the first round of the state 5A boys soccer tournament Thursday at Eagle High.

“These guys showed a lot of character,” Rich said. “They played well; they didn’t panic.”

Lake City (9-3-3), the Region 1 runner-up after coming into regionals as the No. 3 seed, will play Skyview (8-7-3) of Nampa in a semifinal game today at 10:30 a.m. at Eagle High. Skyview beat Thunder Ridge (13-3-1) of Idaho Falls 3-1 on Thursday.

Midway through the first half, Borah had a breakaway. Lake City keeper Tyler Allred came up to challenge, and just outside the top of the box, went for the ball but instead got the Borah player, resulting in a red card.

“It was the right call; no complaints on my part,” Rich said, noting since it was outside the box, the T-Wolves were spared a penalty kick.

Allred was replaced in goal by Jake Overoye, a senior who had played in some six matches this season, mostly early in the year. Rich also switched to a more defensive formation to account for being a man down.

Borah (10-4-4) scored in the 50th minute for a 1-0 lead, and Rich pushed a midfielder up to forward in an effort to produce more offense.

Some 10 minutes later Henkle, a senior, grabbed a loose ball just outside the box, and, from the left of the goal, sent a left-footed shot inside the far post to tie the game.

Then, in the final moments, on a corner kick to the near post by Jacob Janzen, Shaw headed the ball behind him and past the keeper for the eventual winning goal.

“I’ve been convinced all season that when we play the way I know this team is capable of playing, we can compete with anyone in the state, and they showed that today,” Rich said. “We have a young, but talented, team so to compete with No. 1-seeded Borah was especially rewarding.”

Despite playing a man down for nearly 60 minutes, Rich said “the team responded and played some of the best team soccer we have played all year.”

Rich also had praise for Overoye, who had to come into the game cold and “made some quality saves,” he said.

“I’m very proud of this team,” Rich said. “I challenged my seniors today before the game to not have any regrets and they responded with the goals, assists and saves we needed to secure the victory.”

First half — none. Second half — 1, Borah, Aiden Palmer, 50:00. 2, LC, Jackson Henkle (unassisted), 61:00. 3, LC, Ty Shaw (Jacob Janzen), 75:00.

Shots on goal — LC 6, Borah 7.

Saves — LC, Tyler Allred 2, Jake Overoye 4; Borah, Eli Marler 4.

Madison 1

Coeur d’Alene 0, PK

EAGLE — After a scoreless regulation and two 10-minute scoreless overtime periods, Madison won the shootout 5-3 over Coeur d’Alene at Eagle High to advance to the 5A boys semifinals.

Cooper Proctor, Cameron Dance and Alex Reyes scored in the shootout for Coeur d’Alene (10-3-1), the Region 1 champion, which will play Mountain View (10-8-3) of Meridian in a loser-out game today at 8 a.m. PDT at Rocky Mountain High in Meridian. Mountain View lost 1-0 to Eagle in double overtime in the first round.

Madison — Penalty kick goals: Caison Chandler, Cade Slagle, Brock Fullmer, Adam Hernandez, Jarom Kimball. Saves: Mike Fisher 11, Manuel Sosa 1.

Coeur d’Alene — Penalty kick goals: Cooper Proctor, Cameron Dance, Alex Reyes. Saves: Cooper Proctor 3.


Mountain View 1

Lake City 0

MERIDIAN — Olivia Vance scored the game’s only goal in the 68th minute as the Mavericks of Meridian surprised the Region 1 champion Timberwolves in a 5A girls first-round game at Rocky Mountain High.

“We controlled the entire second half,” Lake City coach Matt Ruchti said. “It was a little more even in the first half, but we controlled the entire match. Mountain View didn’t have much of an attack and cleared the ball big. It was more of an own goal off a deflection from one of our players that found the back of the net. We had plenty of chances to put the match away, but just couldn’t do it. When you’re at state, you need a bit of luck when you’re down here, and we didn’t have that today.”

Mountain View (14-5-2), the fifth seed from District 3, which had to win a play-in game just to get to state, will play District 3 runner-up Boise (16-2-2) in the semifinals. Boise blanked Eagle 2-0. Lake City (12-2-0) will face Eagle (9-6-2), the fourth seed from District 3, in a loser-out game today at 10:30 a.m. PDT at Meridian High.

Mountain View — Goals: Olivia Vance. Shots on goal: 12. Saves: Emily Morandi 2.

Lake City — Shots on goal: 5. Saves: Hailey Jo Parks 9.

Rocky Mountain 4

Coeur d’Alene 0

MERIDIAN — The Vikings, at state for the first time since 2015, were shut out by the Grizzlies of Meridian in a 5A girls first-round matchup at Meridian High.

Coeur d’Alene (5-7-5) will play Madison (14-3-0) of Rexburg, the District 5-6 champion, in a loser-out game today at 8 a.m. PDT at Meridian High.

Kelsey Oyler scored two goals for Rocky Mountain (14-1-3), the District 3 champions. Rocky will play Timberline of Boise, which beat Madison 1-0 in the first round.

Coeur d’Alene — Saves: Lily Foster 5.

Rocky Mountain — Goals: Nadia Kincaid 1, Kelsey Oyler 2. Assists: Mylee Carver 1.


Cd’A Charter 6

American Falls 0

CALDWELL — Junior Sarah Hines scored a hat trick and Isabella Lucky added two goals as the Panthers, the three-time defending state 3A girls champions, blanked the Beavers in a first-round game at Vallilvue High.

Kiley Cutler had a goal and two assists for Coeur d’Alene Charter (16-1-0), which will face Marsh Valley (14-2-2) in a semifinal game today at 10 a.m. PDT at Vallivue High. Marsh Valley beat Sun Valley Community School (17-1-2) 2-1 on Thursday.

American Falls — Saves: Brisa Leon 7, Sandra Henrie 8.

Coeur d’Alene Charter — Goals: Sarah Hines 3, Kiley Cutler 1, Isabella Lucky 2. Assists: Danika Nowak 1, Kiley Cutler 2, Sandy Faulkner 1, Cadence Wilson 1. Saves: Danika Nowak 4.


American Falls 8

Cd’A Charter 1

CALDWELL — The Panthers, at state in their first year as program, fell to the Beavers in a 3A boys first-round game at Vallivue High.

Brandon King scored the lone goal for Coeur d’Alene Charter (10-7-2), the No. 2 seed out of District 1-2.

Coeur d’Alene Charter will face Teton (10-6-0) today at 10 a.m. PDT in a loser-out game at Vallivue High.

American Falls (16-1-1) will meet Sun Valley Community School (17-2-1) in a semifinal game today. Community School beat Teton 1-0 on Thursday.

Coeur d’Alene Charter — Goals: Brandon King 1. Saves: Miles Taylor 12.

American Falls — Goals: Brian Martinez 2, Jose Jaime 2, Daniel Pena 2, Victor Palacios 1, Muneul Rosales 1. Assists: Brian Martinez 1, Daniel Pena 1. Saves: Alexis Alvarez 3.

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