Five teams posted wins, including two shutouts, while four others struggled on the field as the Mountain Home Soccer Club took to the field April 21. The following is a snapshot look at the competitive league's recent performance.
Fury Sonics 4, Strikers 2
Following a previous week's win, Mountain Home's under-10 boys team struggled to keep pace with the Fury Sonics in a 2-4 loss.
"Everyone played well (with) good shots on goal... decent passing and great hustle by the boys," said coach Adam Howell.
Kyle Love and Samuel Grayson maintained the offensive push toward the goal while Mike Milford and Devin Steele stood out as the Strikers' top defensive players.
Strikers 3, Crossfire Parma 2
Ashleigh Carpenter, Nina Courterier and Cassidy Richardson combined for a trio of goals as the Strikers outpaced the Parma Crossfire in a 3-2 victory.
"The teams were even in abilities," said Curtis Viall, who coaches the under-11 girls team. "We played with great energy throughout the whole game, which really made the difference."
However, the Strikers' defense made the difference in the game with goalkeepers Kaylee Andrus and Kaiya Huston stopping several direct shots, the coach added. Meanwhile, the midfield duo of Nina Courterier and Emily DeSantis "did a great job of hustling back on defense," he said.
Flash 6, Real Emmett 0
Sky Genneette, Melissa Jessup and Hannah Bideganeta each scored two goals as the Mountain Home Flash crushed Real Emmett in a 6-0 shutout.
"We are fine tuning some things, but we played well enough to beat a tough team," said Derek Sidberry, who coaches the under-16 girls squad. "I think we managed the game well and took things we worked on in training over to the game, which is what you want to see as a coach."
Kylee Carpenter and forward Breeanna Lopez led the team on offense with Carpenter applying pressure from the midfield while Lopez kept the Emmett defense busy. Meanwhile, Maria Villavicencio made three saves while recording a shutout at the goal with Roni Crone turning in another solid performance on defense.
Pride 2, Middleton Gold 1
A late-game penalty kick threatened to knot the score, but goalkeeper Leayssa Murray made two stops at the net as the Pride edged Middleton Gold in a 2-1 victory.
"We started strong, spending most of the time taking shots on goal," said Kent Ogaard, who coaches the under-12 girls squad.
Makenna Brenenstahl scored first off a front-of-net shot. Middleton came back in the second half to tie the score before Clarissa Lucas scored the game-winning goal.
The victory extended the team's winning streak as it prepared for its final three games.
Other weekend results
In other weekend contests, the Tigers extended their winning record to five as the under-14 girls shut out Middleton in a 6-0 win before they posted a second 4-2 against BC United from Emmett.
Meanwhile, the under-12 Tigers boys dropped to 2-4-0 as they fell to the Sawtooth United, 1-3. In addition, the under-14 United boys lost to Weiser, 3-7, while the under-17 boys were outgunned during a 3-7 loss to the Boys & Girls Club of Boise.