BISHOP KELLY 2, CENTURY 0
Bishop Kelly didnt want a hint of doubt to interfere with a third consecutive 4A girls soccer state title, and after building a two-goal lead in only 25 minutes, finished off Century to complete the three-peat. Mickie Piechowski scored within the first 15 minutes, and Maddie Minnaert headed-in the second about 10 minutes later for Bishop Kelly.
We got off to a very good start and were very crisp, Bishop Kelly coach Curtis Eisenberger said.
The Knights kept pressing forward offensively throughout the rest of the game, but hunkered down defensively in the last 10 minutes. Goalkeeper Kindall Murie made three saves for her second shutout of the tournament, and Bishop Kelly extended its winning streak to 68 games.
Its pretty incredible that we could do it for three straight years and these girls deserve every bit of it, Eisenberger said. Its amazing, I cant even describe it.
MCCALL-DONNELLY 2, COMMUNITY SCHOOL 1
McCall-Donnelly successfully defended its state championship with a victory over Community School. Taylor Howell scored twice for the Vandals, including the game-winner early in the second half.
McCall-Donnelly beat Community School of Ketchum/Sun Valley twice during the regular season, and that gave the Vandals an edge against a familiar opponent.
We felt confident going in, although we knew they had improved since then, McCall-Donnelly coach Greg Pittenger said. The kids took care of business.
Howells first goal came in the 28th minute when she received a pass from Taylor Garber on the right wing and lifted it over the Community School keeper just inside the far post. The Vandals took the 1-0 lead into halftime, but Hannah Dies leveled the match at 1-1 within the first minute of the second half for Community School.
The match wasnt tied for long, with Howells winner in the 48th minute the result of Lindsey Hall, McCall-Donnellys leading scorer, hitting the post and sophomore Alyssa Tomevi collecting the rebound and finding Howell for the finish. The Vandals used their stubborn defense to maintain their lead, with Garber leading the unit.
The defense has been strong all year and especially in this tournament, Pittenger said. (Garber) won balls in the midfield and shut down their best players.
McCall-Donnelly won the 2011 title by playing well late in the season and flying under the radar, but Pittenger said it was tougher this season with higher expectations and getting other teams best shots.
The second was harder. Everyone was targeting us, Pittenger said. But having been there before, we were more comfortable.
FRUITLAND 4, AMERICAN FALLS 0
Brooke Teunissen scored twice to help lift Fruitland to a shutout of American Falls in the consolation championship. Shelbie Cleaver and Bryndee Ryan also scored for the Grizzlies.
TIMBERLINE 1, EAGLE 1
Timberline wins 5-4 in PKs
Timberline played three exhausting double-overtime games at state, but the Wolves pressed on to come from behind and beat Eagle to take third place in the 5A tournament. Timberlines Maison ONeill, a defender, scored her third goal in as many games with 15 minutes left to tie the game and force extra time, and Madison Apsey nailed the game-winning PK. Alexis Sutherlin, Courtney Lavin and Allegra Weeks combined to set up ONeill for the tying goal, and Hannah Griffin made five saves for Timberline.
It was a very taxing game, to play another 100 minutes, Timberline coach Ross Schultz said. Between districts and state we have always come back, which shows heart.
BOISE 2, MOUNTAIN VIEW 1
Boise won the consolation championship with a victory over District Three foe Mountain View.
POST FALLS 3, BOISE 0
Post Falls became the first non-District Three team to win the 5A boys soccer state title since 2003 with a win over Boise.
The senior-heavy Trojans were awarded a penalty kick 20 minutes in that Boise coach Mike Darrow disagreed with, and it proved difficult for Boise to overcome. With a young team, Darrow believes his squad will use the loss to build character and experience for next season.
Youre not always going to get the good bounces, Darrow said.
MOUNTAIN VIEW 1, SKYLINE 0 (2OT)
Mountain View survived a double-overtime thriller to grab third place in the 5A state tournament.
CENTENNIAL 2, BORAH 2
Centennial wins 3-2 in PKs
Finn Townsley and Reagen Philips scored for Centennial in regulation, and the Patriots beat Borah for the consolation championship. Bekir Cinac, Philips, and Juanjo Carmona converted their PKs for the win.
SANDPOINT 3, SKYVIEW 2
Skyview took a tough loss to Sandpoint in state championship game.
When youre down a goal and you have no more games to play and 10 seniors on the team, I told the guys you need to be crawling off this field. It showed, Skyview coach Shawn Pelton said. I didnt have any doubt in my mind we were in it and could win it, but the ball just didnt roll our way.
Cesar Sosa and Kevin Field scored for the Hawks.
I am 100 percent proud of them. They played well, fought well and had a great season. Its a great way to end as one of the two teams in the state who make it this far, Pelton said. We were one of them. Thats the nature of the beast.
GOODING 1, FRUITLAND 0
Gooding upended Fruitland, dashing the Grizzlies hopes for a state title in their first appearance in the state title match. Fruitland goalkeeper Sergio Gonzalez made 11 saves, but the offense couldnt break through despite seven shots on target. Gooding won its first state title since 2009.