Badger soccer squads get homecoming wins
September 25, 2012
The homecoming coverage on this site
inadvertently omitted two big highlights as the
Badger soccer squads both sent the Priest
River Spartans home in defeat, the boys in a 7-0
shutout, the girls winning 8-1.
In boys action on Lindberg field, junior forward
Victor Mendez tallied two first-half goals and
also collected an assist, and freshman forward
Jake Tremble scored once and assisted on two
other goals as the Badgers won handily.
Junior midfielder Oscar Lopez assisted on
Mendez’s second goal, while senior defender Evan
Moe was the beneficiary of Tremble’s second
assist in the 18th minute, giving Bonners Ferry
a 4-0 lead.
Freshman forward Tucker Dirks notched his third
goal of the season just before halftime to make
the score 5-0.
In the second half, concentrating on ball
movement and the short-passing game, the Badgers
scored twice, the first in the 55th minute when
sophomore Chase Dinning scored an unassisted
goal, and later in the 77th minute when senior
defender Kody Rice tallied his first career goal
off a nice pass from sophomore midfielder Matt
Senior Garrett Skeen saw second-half field
playing time after minding the nets in the first
half, with senior midfielder Keaton Tremble ably
filling Skeen’s duty in goal in the second half
to preserve the shutout, during which the
Badgers allowed the Spartans only two shots on
With the win the Badgers moved to 3-0 in league
play, with two league games coming up this
weekend, putting the boys in a tie for first
place league standings with St. Maries.
Orofino comes to town for a 2 p.m. contest
Friday, which also serves as the team’s Senior
Day. The boys head to St. Maries on Saturday for
a 1 p.m. match against the second-place
Lumberjacks. They'll face Stillwater Christian
at 4 p.m. Tuesday, and their final league match
comes at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 4, as they
travel to Priest River.
In the girls game, powerhouse senior forward Liz
Racer scored five of the Badgers eight goals,
Jocelyn Palacios, Lindsay Taggart and Kerstin
Oxford each added one, all scored in a shutout
first half. Priest River made their only goal at
53:32 minutes into the match.
Both teams had the same number of shots on goal,
a dozen, and Badger goalie Tessa Payne was
credited with eight saves.
The win holds the Badger girls at the top of the
Intermountain League, with a league record of
7-0-1, with their final two league games this
The girls will face Orofino at noon Friday at
home; they travel to take on Coeur d'Alene
Christian at 1 p.m. Saturday. The girls travel
to Stillwater Christian for their last game of
the regular season at 4 p.m. next Tuesday.
District play for both Badger boys and girls
begins Saturday, October 6.
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