Chugiak rises to the test over Eagle River

Sanders, Sorensen help ‘Stangs salvage split


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Chugiak keeper Brian Sorensen makes a save during a conference match against South on April 28.

MIKE NESPER

Brady Sanders scored in the fifth minute to lift Chugiak to a 1-0 win over Eagle River and salvage a season split between the two local sides on Tuesday, May 1 at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium.

With the win, Chugiak improved to 3-8 in the Cook Inlet Conference while Eagle River fell to 3-8 overall and 3-7 in the CIC.

The quick strike is a good example of how one play can determine the outcome of a game, Mustangs’ head coach Mikey Evans said.

“That’s they way this game goes,” he said. “One defensive letdown and it haunts you for 76 minutes.”

Chugiak keeper Brian Sorensen played outstanding, Eagle River head coach Max Solodkii said.

“He kept them in it,” Solodkii said. “That was the difference.”

Solodkii said his team played hard the entire match.

“The boys didn’t give up,” he said. “That’s all I can ask for.”

Eagle River won the first meeting between the two teams 3-0 on March 31.

 

Chugiak 6, Bartlett 1

Sanders racked up four goals to lead Chugiak to a 6-1 Cook Inlet Conference win over Bartlett on April 24.

 

East 3, Chugiak 2

East handed Chugiak a 3-2 Cook Inlet Conference loss April 25.

 

South 5, Chugiak 1

South downed Chugiak 5-1 on April 28.

The Mustangs host Juneau-Douglas on Friday, May 4 at 5 p.m. and Service on Monday, May 7 at 5 p.m.

 

WVHS 4, Eagle River 0

West Valley handed Eagle River a 4-0 nonconference loss April 27.

 

Eagle River 4, Bartlett 0

Quinn Hulse, Kevin Waterman, Josh Oberlander and Ryan Leavey scored for the Wolves.

The Wolves host South today (Thursday, May 3) at 5 p.m. then play East on Saturday, May 5 at 3 p.m. at Dimond.

 

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