Chugiak-Eagle River soccer showdown has state playoff implications

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 15:43
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Chugiak and Eagle River will square off in a crosstown soccer rivalry Tuesday at the Wolves’ Den on Yosemite Drive.

The girls will play at 5 p.m. with the boys game scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. Both games could have big implications for all four teams’ state playoff hopes. The top four teams in the Railbelt Conference qualify for state; as of Monday, the Chugiak boys (2-4-1) and Eagle River girls (1-5-1) held the Railbelt’s fourth playoff spot, with the Chugiak girls (0-5-2) in fifth and the Eagle River boys (0-6-1) in sixth.

The Chugiak boys and girls earned a Railbelt Conference sweep over visiting Ketchikan on Friday, May 10, at Ed Blahous Field in Chugiak.

Grant Jones and Josh Rolston scored for the Chugiak boys in their 2-0 win, with Rolston, Francis Wanek and Cameron Peck earning assists. Christian Beesing played all 80 minutes to earn the clean sheet in net.

Chugiak’s girls also picked up a 3-0 win over the Kings to improve to 2-6-3 overall.

Local soccer squads will conclude the regular season with a road trip to the Interior this weekend, with Chugiak visiting West Valley and Eagle River taking on Lathrop Friday, with the teams flip-flopping opponents for Saturday’s games.

For complete scores and standings visit asaa365.com.

Railbelt Conference Standings

BOYS (W-L-T)

West Valley 7-0-1

Colony 7-1-1

Wasilla 4-4-1

Chugak 2-4-1

Lathrop 1-6-1

Eagle River 0-6-1

GIRLS

Colony 8-0-1

Wasilla 7-0-2

West Valley 4-3-1

Eagle River 1-5-1

Chugiak 0-5-2

Lathrop 0-7-2

Recent scores:

GIRLS

Wasilla 6, Chugiak 0

Wasilla 2, Eagle River 1

Eagle River 7, Kodiak 0

Chugiak 3, Ketchikan 0

BOYS

Juneau-Douglas 2, Eagle River 1

Chugiak 2, Ketchikan 0

Wasilla 1, Chugiak 0

Colony 3, Chugiak 1

Wasilla 1, Eagle River 0

Upcoming games:

Tuesday, May 14

GIRLS

Chugiak at Eagle River, 5 p.m.

BOYS

Chugiak at Eagle River, 7 p.m.

Friday, May 17

GIRLS

Chugiak at West Valley, 5 p.m.

Eagle River at Lathrop, 5 p.m.

BOYS

Chugiak at West Valley, 7 p.m.

Eagle River at Lathrop, 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 18

Chugiak at Lathrop, 11 a.m.

Eagle River at West Valley, 11 a.m.

(End regular season)

May 23-25

State tournament at Service, Eagle River and West High, TBA

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