Soccer squads pick up conference wins

Friday, September 14, 2012

Mountain Home High Schools soccer clubs picked up key victories during this year's boys and girls seasons over the past several days.

The Mountain Home Tigers boys soccer team picked up conference wins over Middleton and Emmett last week.

Mountain Home 2, Middleton 0

The Tigers handed Middleton its first conference loss last Tuesday, downing the Vikings 2-0 at Eastside Park in Mountain Home.

"A great win. Teamwork, unity, it's coming together -- that's good," said Tiger boys head soccer coach Jay Lockett.

"The Middleton coach said that was their first loss this year, so that puts us right in the hunt -- the top three."

Eduardo Dominguez and Paul Rooney scored goals for Mountain Home.

Jack Richelieu had nine saves on goal as goalkeeper.

"With Jack back there, it's pretty tough to get a goal on us," said assistant coach Tre Baham of the shutout effort by Richelieu.

Mountain Home 2, Emmett 0

The Tigers picked up another league win at Emmett Thursday, downing the Huskies 2-0.

Abe Salinas and Alex Dominguez each scored goals. Juan Salinas had two assists.

Jack Richelieu had nine saves on goal.

"We had a slow first half, but we played well in the second half. Great teamwork," said Coach Lockett.

The Tigers improved to 4-2-1 on the season. They hosted Nampa Monday at Eastside Park, travel to Caldwell today (Wednesday) and are on the road to Skyview on Saturday.

In other soccer action, the Lady Tigers picked up their first soccer win of the season Thursday against Emmett, beating the Lady Huskies 4-2 on the road at Emmett. Earlier in the week, they lost to Middleton.

Middleton 7, Lady Tigers 1

Mountain Home lost at Middleton last Tuesday, 7-1.

Madi McCloud scored Mountain Home's only goal while Venessa Estrella had 33 saves on goal.

Lady Tigers 4, Emmett 2

The Mountain Home girls battled back second half to pick up their first win of the season Thursday afternoon, beating Emmett, 4-2, at Emmett.

Christa Lewis had two goals and one assist. Missy Jessup scored one goal and had two assists and Kodi Vines had one goal.

Venessa Estrella had 15 saves on goal.

"It was a big-time win," said Coach Steven Speak. "It gave them a little bit of confidence and overcame their first-half frustrations."

Mountain Home was at Nampa on Tuesday before they host Caldwell on Thursday. The Lady Tigers remain at home against Skyview on Saturday for an 11:30 a.m. game.

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