SANDPOINT — Zander Moore and Chris Koch scored first half goals, leading Sandpoint past Post Falls 2-0 in nonleague boys soccer Wednesday at War Memorial Field.
The Bulldogs (6-5) broke a scoreless game with a pretty goal in the 28th minute, when Chris Koch headed a ball forward from midfield, a well-time ball that found a streaking Zander Moore behind the defense. Moore took a touch, then blasted a shot past the keeper for a 1-0 lead.
Shortly after, Koch took a shot that ricocheted off the crossbar, finding Logan Buckout, who netted his first goal of the season for a 2-0 lead.
“This is our most well put together game of the season, and it bodes well for Moscow,” said Bulldog head coach Evan McNeley, looking ahead to a Saturday clash with Moscow. “I’m proud of how the boys have grown this season, from freshmen to seniors.”
Garrett Chandler stopped three shots to earn his first shutout in goal, as the Bulldog defense shut down the Trojans (4-10) for most of the game.
Cole and Dylan Baillie, Julian Reichold, Tyler Moore, Curtis Hauck and Buckout were honored on Senior Night. McNeley lauded the group for the way they go about their business.
Sandpoint hosts Moscow on Saturday at noon at Pine St Field. The Bears (7-6, 2-1 4A IEL) can claim the league title with a win by two goals or more; the Bulldogs (3-0 4A IEL) can snatch the crown with a win of any variety.
First half — 1, Spt, Zander Moore (Chris Koch), 28:00. 2, Spt, Logan Buckout (Koch), 35:00. Second half — None.
Shots on goal — Spt 8, PF 3.
Saves — Spt, Garrett Chandler, 3; PF, Carson Cooke, 2, and Kael McGowan, 4.
n Bulldog girls blank Trojans
POST FALLS — Jordie Breeden finished two goals off assists from Emi Lynch, as Sandpoint rolled to a 4-0 blanking of Post Falls on Wednesday in nonleague soccer.
The Bulldogs (9-3-1) also got goals from Riley Walkington and Jezza Hutto, and strong midfield play from Shelbie Mohler.
“It was absolutely a team effort. We had 20 players play, and every single player played confident and well, it was really cool to watch,” said head coach Conor Baranski.
Sandpoint is at Moscow today.
First half — 1, Spt, Riley Walkington (Piper Frank), 21:00. Second half — 2, Jezza Hutto (Shelby Mohler), 61:00. 3, Spt, Jordie Breeden (Emi Lynch), 71:00. 4, Spt, Breeden (Lynch), 73:00.
Shots on goal — Spt 28, PF 3.
Saves — Spt, Hattie Larson, 1, Shea Kilpatrich 2; PF, Carly Shacher, 16.
n Wampus Cats earn season sweep of 3A Badgers
BONNERS FERRY — Three Wampus Cats hit double figures in kills, and Brooke Stevens had a big night with 40 set assists, six kills, nine digs and three aces, as Clark Fork earned a 14-25, 26-24, 25-14, 27-25 win over Bonners Ferry during the Dig Pink cancer awareness fundraising night.
Ellie Kiebert hammered 16 kills to go with 21 digs, Tessa Sutton added 13 kills and seven digs and Hailey Bristol 10 kills, 20 digs and two aces, as the Wampus Cats (11-5) earned the season sweep over the 3A Badgers.
Derr, who is currently battling cancer, was one of many on hand who were honored, as teams wore pink to honor both cancer victims and survivors and to raise money. She called the night “overwhelming.”
Ellie Lambert tallied 17 digs and Aleehia Valliere eight to anchor the back row on a night with some tight sets.
Clark Fork is at Wallace tonight.