Chugiak, Eagle River boys lose conference matches
Local teams square off Saturday
Chugiak’s Mat Johnson works the ball up the field during the Mustangs’ 3-1 loss to East at The Dome on March 24.
STAR PHOTO BY MATT TUNSETH
Service High handed Eagle River’s boys a 9-0 loss Saturday, March 24 at The Dome in Cook Inlet Conference soccer action. The loss dropped the Wolves to 0-2 in CIC play.
“It was pretty tough today,” head coach Max Solodkii said. “Once in a while, you’re gonna have days like that.”
Eagle River came out sluggish against the Cougars, Solodkii said.
“It was a lack of energy,” he said. “That was probably the biggest factor.”
But the day wasn’t all negative, Solodkii said.
“We had some moments of brilliance,” he said. “We did some good passing around.”
Some of the Wolves’ struggles were due to eligibility, Solodkii said. Eagle River was playing together as a full team for the first time against Service, he said.
Solodkii said the team can’t dwell on the loss and will regroup this week.
“You live and learn,” he said. “What happened happened. It’s all in the past now.”
Eagle River played West on Wednesday, March 28, but a score was not available before the Star went to press. Check www.alaskastar.com for updates.
Eagle River will take on crosstown rival Chugiak on Saturday, March 31 at 1:15 p.m. at The Dome.
East 3, Chugiak 1
Conference foe East High handed Chugiak a 3-1 loss Saturday, March 24 at The Dome. With the loss, Chugiak fell to 1-1 in the CIC.
Dylan Glassmann scored the Mustangs’ lone goal on a penalty kick in the first half.
The Mustangs were fortunate to receive a penalty kick and should have been shut out, Chugiak head coach Mikey Evans said.
Evans said he was eager to get back to practice this week to fix the mistakes made against the T-Birds.
Before taking on rival Eagle River, Chugiak plays Dimond today (Thursday, March 29) at 6:30 p.m. at The Dome.