Soccer round up: Zellers records sixth shutout
Chugiak, Eagle River set to square off
Chugiak’s Brett Schimmack plays a header against Service on April 19. The Cougars won the CIC match 2-0.
STAR PHOTO BY MIKE NESPER
Thanks to back-to-back shutouts from senior keeper Beka Zellers, Chugiak girls soccer improved to 5-2-1 in the Cook Inlet Conference.
The Mustangs played to a 0-0 draw with Service on April 19 and downed Bartlett 5-0 the following day. Zellers now has six shutouts this season.
Sue Fleurant led Chugiak with two goals and an assist against the Golden Bears.
Chugiak got off to a fast start, scoring three goals in the first 17 minutes, said head coach Paul Brehmer. Fleurant netted the first two, on assists from Kayla Mays and Catherine Jorgensen. Alexis Day gave Chugiak a 3-0 lead in the first half on a feed from Fleurant.
Chugiak added two more goals in the second half. Jorgensen scored on an assist from Ashleigh Sitz, and senior Holly Brehmer rounded out the scoring. Tori Fishburn had the assist.
Chugiak played East on Wednesday, April 25, but a score was not available when the Star went to press. The Mustangs host South on Saturday, April 28 at 3 p.m.
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East 6, Eagle River 1
Service 5, Eagle River 0
Eagle River fell to 2-6 in the CIC with losses to East and Service.
Josh Oberlander scored the Wolves’ lone goal in a 6-1 loss to East on April 20. The Cougars won 5-0 on April 23.
Eagle River hosts West Valley on Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m. and Bartlett on Monday, April 30 at 7 p.m.
Service 2, Chugiak 0
Service defeated Chugiak 2-0 on April 19. With the loss, the Mustangs fell to 1-6 in the CIC.
Head coach Mikey Evans was unhappy with the officiating. He said twice his keeper was run into without a foul or booking issued.
“That was the most inconsistent officiating in Alaskan soccer ever,” he said. “I’m not blaming the refs for the loss, but that was garbage.”
Chugiak hosted Bartlett on Tuesday, April 24 and East on Wednesday, April 25, but scores were not available before the Star went to press. Chugiak hosts South on Saturday, April 28 at 5 p.m.
The “Birchwood Bowl” traveling trophy will be on the line as Chugiak and Eagle River square off Tuesday, May 1. The boys play at 5 p.m. followed by the girls at 7.
Chugiak and Eagle River split in their first meeting of the season March 31. Chugiak’s girls won 1-0 while Eagle River’s boys defeated the Mustangs for the first time in school history 3-0.