CIA finishes 3rd at Tri-Valley Soccer Tournament

  • Thursday, September 13, 2018 4:10pm
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The Cook Inlet Academy coed soccer team stands at 9-1 overall this season after finishing in third place at the Tri-Valley Soccer Tournament, which took place Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Eagles were able to topple host Tri-Valley 4-2 in the third-place game Saturday.

CIA struck in the fourth minute of the game when Addie Nelson finished off a cross from Linnaea Dohse. However, the Warriors came back to tie it a little less than 20 minutes later on a long shot.

The Eagles retook the lead just before halftime when Hunter Moos scored from 18 yards out, but early in the second half Tri-Valley came back to tie the score again.

CIA took the lead for good in the 57th minute when Jiabao Leaf hit a long free kick to Dohse, who redirected to Moos for the finish. Dohse assisted on a goal to Moos, whose finishing off of a hat trick accounted for the final score.

Cook Inlet’s first loss of the season came Friday in the tournament semifinals. Susitna Valley avenged a 2-1 loss to CIA earlier in the season with a 2-0 victory. The Rams scored 20 minutes into the game, and despite a lot of possession, the Eagles could never find the equalizer. After an apparent goal by the Eagles was ruled offside in the second half, Su-Valley put the game away with another goal in the 73rd minute. This was the first time CIA had been shut out all season.

Cook Inlet started the tournament with a 5-0 defeat of Nenana on Thursday and a 5-3 defeat of Lumen Christi on Friday.

Thursday, four different Eagles players dented the back of the net, with Moos scoring twice by the sixth minute. Also scoring for Cook Inlet were Jamie Hyatt on an assist from Annika Castenholz, Dohse, and Cobe Young on an assist from Sophie Nelson. Lucas Cragg and Jackson Cross shared the shutout in goal for the Eagles.

Early Friday, CIA struck first in the 12th minute when Addie Nelson delivered a corner kick that was finished off by her sister, Sophie. After the Archangels drew even, Moos scored twice before the end of the half for a 3-1 advantage.

Shortly into the second half, James Anderson stretched the lead to 4-1 with a left-footed volley from the top of the penalty area. But Archangels senior Jamie Martin scored twice within 90 seconds to cut the gap to 4-3.

Moos iced the game by completing yet another hat trick on a long ball from Leaf.

The Eagles won the sportsmanship award at the tournament. Addie Nelson, Sophie Nelson, Moos and Leaf made the all-tournament team.

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