CIA starts Borealis tourney with convincing win

  • By Staff Report
  • Thursday, October 9, 2014 11:32pm
  • Sports

The Cook Inlet Academy coed soccer team started the Borealis Conference tournament in Wasilla on Thursday with a convincing 13-0 win over Nenana.

The Eagles led 3-0 at the half in their tourney opener — a tourney that in effect serves as the state tournament.

Timmy Smithwick had goals in the first and 17th minutes, and Connor Leaf added a tally in the second minute, to give CIA the advantage.

“We just had a really fine finishing performance in the second half,” CIA coach Kenny Leaf said. “It’s nothing to disparage Nenana, they played hard.

“But it was cold and windy and we played well.”

In the second half, Timmy Smithwick had three goals, Connor Leaf had three goals, Andrew Hammond had two goals, Madison Orth had a goal and Brady Hammond had a goal.

Coach Leaf said Andrew Hammond and Timmy Smithwick also had multiple assists in the second half.

Brady Hammond played most of the game in the net.

CIA continues play today with an 11:30 a.m. game against Tri-Valley and 3:30 p.m. game against Wasilla.

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