Varsity Extra

Friday’s state soccer semifinal roundup (Oct. 23)

  5A GIRLS SEMIFINALS

Centennial 1, Boise 0 (OT)

Centennial junior midfielder Sally Culig scored the game-winner, handing Boise its first loss of the season in a rematch of last year’s state championship game. Culig’s goal was only the fourth goal the Braves have given up this season. Senior goalkeeper Asha Tullock preserved the shutout for the Patriots with five saves. Centennial has yet to give up a goal during the tournament, but next faces a Lake City team that has put up six goals in two games.

Lake City 2, Mountain View 1

Since the Idaho High School Activities Association began sponsoring the state soccer tournament in 2000, Lake City is one of just two teams outside of the Treasure Valley to win a title. The Timberwolves’ win means the title match will include a team outside of District Three for the first time since 2012, which also is the year Lake City won the championship. Senior Camryn Wendlandt scored both goals for Lake City, which will take on defending champion Centennial at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Rocky Mountain High.

4A GIRLS SEMIFINALS

Preston 1, Bishop Kelly 0

Preston ended Bishop Kelly’s streak of playing in five straight state championship games. Junior forward Morgan Hall scored the only goal to give Preston a shot at winning the first state title in program history when it takes on Twin Falls at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Middleton High.

Twin Falls 3, Century 2

Twin Falls will try for its first championship after holding off three-time champion Century. Since 2000, only Sandpoint, Century and Bishop Kelly have won the 4A title, with Sandpoint and BK accounting for the past eight. Twin Falls got one goal apiece from Alexa Rierson, Madison Glascock and Leslie Varela.

3A GIRLS SEMIFINALS

Weiser 5, Marsh Valley 1

Weiser junior forward Lauren Bouvia kept up her torrid pace, scoring four more goals to increase her tournament total to 13 and season total to 124, which is a national record. The Wolverines face defending champion Coeur d’Alene Charter at 10 a.m. Saturday at Middleton High in the championship. Weiser has never won a state title.

Coeur d’Alene Charter 2, Timberlake 0

Coeur d’Alene Charter, a 2A program, moved one win away from its second straight title with a shutout of Timberlake. Juniors Mary Nicklay and Cecelia McAfee each scored a goal, and keeper Jacklyn Jensen made 10 saves.

4A BOYS SEMIFINALS

Lakeland 3, Bishop Kelly 0

Three players scored goals for Lakeland, which is seeking its first championship in program history. Lakeland has yet to allow a goal in the tournament, while the the Hawks have scored seven.

Century 1, Caldwell 0

While the Century girls have won state three times, the boys will try for their first when they take on Lakeland at 7 p.m. Saturday at Middleton High. Like Lakeland, Century has not allowed a goal in two tournament wins. Junior Brandon Bob scored the game-winner for the Diamondbacks.

3A BOYS SEMIFINALS

Weiser 2, Sugar-Salem 0

The Wolverines join their female counterparts in the state championship game after Rodolfo Paloato and Jose Perez found the back of the net against Sugar-Salem. Weiser last won a state title in 2000.

Community School 3, Teton 0

Senior forward Jay Fitzgerald accounted for all three of Community School’s goals, increasing his tournament total to eight, a classification record. The Cutthroats have scored nine goals in two games while allowing none.

Statesman staff

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