CIA soccer completes sweep of season-opening road trip

The Cook Inlet Academy coed soccer team finished a 3-0, season-opening, Borealis Conference road trip by defeating Holy Rosary Academy 4-1 on Friday in Anchorage and defeating Lumen Christi 5-0 on Saturday in Anchorage.

Hunter Moos had a hat trick for CIA in both games.

In Friday’s game, CIA opened the scoring in the 18th minute when Moos pounced on a loose ball and scored unassisted from 15 yards.

In the 38th minute, Moos struck again, this time with Sophie Nelson dishing up the first of her two assists.

A few minutes into the second half, James Anderson got the ball in his own half of the field and beat several defenders before he made it 3-0.

Holy Rosary then cut the gap to 3-1, but Moos completed his hat trick when a blast from Nelson was saved by the goalkeeper, but Moos was there to head in the rebound.

In Saturday’s game, Moose notched another hat trick, scoring in the second, 10th and 57th minutes.

In the second minute, he converted the pass of Addie Nelson with a left-footed shot. In the 10th minute, Moos and Sophie Nelson connected on a combination play. In the 57th minute, center back Jiabao Leaf sent a long ball into the box, which Moos collected for another goal.

The other goals came from Addie Nelson and Linnaea Dohse. In the sixth minute, Nelson scored unassisted with a shot of 15 yards. In the 61st minute, Dohse chipped the goalkeeper at close range after getting a pass from Moos.

“We spread the field well today in the attack,” CIA coach Kenny Leaf wrote in an email. “We’re moving the ball wide, and showing an ability to finish in front of the net.

“Players are proving to be coachable, and there’s nothing that pleases me more.”

The Eagles are on the road again this week with a Thursday game at Tri-Valley, a Friday game against Nenana and a Saturday date with Delta.

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