3A state soccer roundup: McCall-Donnelly girls, Weiser boys to play for state titles

STATESMAN STAFFOctober 26, 2013 

CALDWELL — The McCall-Donnelly girls soccer team shut out its opponent for the second straight day to advance to Saturday’s 3A state championship game.

The Vandals topped Filer 5-0 Friday at Vallivue High to give them a shot at winning their third consecutive state championship.

Alyssa Tomevi and Taylor Howell each notched two goals, and Brooke Thomas contributed a goal and an assist to improve McCall’s overall record to 18-1-0.

McCall-Donnelly plays Community School — a 3-1 winner over Marsh Valley in Friday’s other semifinal — at 10 a.m. Saturday at Middleton High.

The two teams also met for last year’s state championship, with McCall-Donnelly pulling out a 2-1 win.

Through two state tournament games, the Vandals have outscored their opponents 10-0. Community School has won by a similar margin, outscoring Shelley and Marsh Valley 10-1.

WEISER 8, AMERICAN FALLS 1

CALDWELL — It took 19 minutes for Weiser to put its first goal on the board, but once the Wolverines got rolling they didn’t stop, cruising to a victory in the 3A boys soccer state semifinals.

Six players tallied goals for Weiser, including Juan Martinez and David Calderon, who notched two apiece.

Weiser (15-2-1) held American Falls scoreless in the first half, and goalkeeper Zach Johnson recorded 11 saves in the win.

“They just have come together so well,” Weiser coach Kathy Bokides said. “I’m really proud of them.”

Weiser advances to the championship game, where it will go up against Gooding (13-1-2) — the defending champion — at 1 p.m. at Middleton High.

“Obviously they have to be pretty good to be back here,” Bokides said of Gooding, which beat Sugar-Salem 2-0 in the other semifinal. “I think they had a tough district bracket and a tough state bracket. They’re a good team.”

The Wolverines are making their first appearance in the state championship game for the first time since 2000, when they won it all.

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