ERHS girls soccer plays to a draw; CHS downs East
Eagle River High sophomore Sam Coy rebounded from an injury in the first half to score the game-tying goal on an assist from freshman Nikki Boggs in the 77th minute to earn a 1-1 draw with Service in Cook Inlet Conference girls soccer action Saturday, March 24 at The Dome. The tie put the Wolves’ conference record at 0-1-1.
Service took a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 37th minute, Eagle River head coach Lauren Mason said.
Each goal was aided by a bit of luck, she said.
“The goal that we gave up today was kind of fluky,” Mason said. “And the goal we scored ourselves was a little fluky. It probably should have been 0-0.”
With teammates out of town and injuries, Eagle River only dressed 11 players, Mason said. The Cougars’ goal came with just 10 Wolves on the field, as Coy sat out 25 minutes in the first half, she said.
Despite a winless record, Eagle River has made progress early in the season, Mason said.
The Wolves hung with South — last year’s Class 4A state champions — until a goal in the final two minutes lifted the Wolverines past Eagle River 1-0 in the season opener. The team shouldn’t be too upset with tying Service, either, Mason said.
“They’re not terrible results,” she said.
The mistakes Eagle River is making have been identified and are fixable, Mason said.
“We’re making strides,” she said.
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.
The Wolves take on crosstown rival Chugiak on Saturday, March 31 at 2:50 p.m. at The Dome.
Chugiak 2, East 0
Two first-half goals lifted Chugiak to a 2-0 CIC win over East on Saturday, March 24 at The Dome. With the win, the Mustangs improved to 2-0 in the conference.
Alexis Day scored the first goal on an assist from Catherine Jorgensen. Day was one of five JV players brought up to varsity for the match, head coach Paul Brehmer said.
Holly Brehmer added a goal on a penalty kick to seal the victory.
Chugiak didn’t allow a goal in its first two games.
“It’s a good group, and it’s a good start,” coach Brehmer said.
Chugiak wasn’t at its best, coach Brehmer said, but won the possession game, which led to the victory over East.
“We had a little better possession game than they did,” he said. “Not that we excelled today, but we did a little better than they did.”
Dimond 5, Chugiak 1
Dimond handed Chugiak a 5-1 conference loss Tuesday, March 27 at The Dome. The loss drops the Mustangs to 2-1 in the CIC.
Day scored Chugiak’s lone goal.
With two starters who left for a band concert early in the match coupled with injuries, Chugiak had a short bench, coach Brehmer said.
“Against a good team, it’s pretty tough to hang with them like that,” he said.