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PREP SOCCER: Sandpoint defeated by Coeur d’Alene after late rally

by MAX OSWALD
Sports Reporter | September 17, 2023 1:00 AM

COEUR d’ALENE — Ronan Sternberg scored the go-ahead goal on an assist from Keaton Gust in the 75th minute to lift the Coeur d'Alene Vikings past the Sandpoint Bulldogs 2-1 in a nonleague match at the Coeur d'Alene High soccer field on Saturday.

After a scoreless first half, Sandpoint’s Jett Longanecker opened the scoring on a free kick in the 57th minute. Coeur d’Alene tied the match on a goal by Garrett Scheuermann in the 73rd.

“Today was a net positive,” Sandpoint assistant coach Dan Anderson said. “I thought the boys came out and played really hard — they played their hearts out. We had two tough calls, some tough chances; there are lessons to be learned and we’ll keep our heads high.”

Coeur d’Alene (7-1-0) hosts Lake City on Tuesday at Viking Field.

Sandpoint (4-3-0) hosts Moscow on Thursday.

First half — none. Second half — 1, Spt, Jett Longanecker (unassisted), 57:00. 2, Cd’A, Garrett Scheuermann (Maddox Le), 73:00. 3, Cd’A, Ronan Sternberg (Keaton Gust), 75:00.

Shots on goal — Spt 5, Cd’A 8.

Saves — Spt, Kai Longanecker, 7; Cd’A, Nolan Ludwig, 3; Grant Johnson, 1.