POCATELLO 3, PRESTON 1
Pocatello defeated Preston for the first time since 2012, winning 3-1 on the road Saturday.
Lexi Arroyo, Adi Spillett and Alexis Hubbard scored for the Indians.
Pocatello (4-0, 4-0 4A District 4-5) hosts Century on Monday. Preston (2-2, 2-1 4A District 4-5) plays Monday at Minico.
TWIN FALLS 6, CENTURY 1
Century was drubbed 6-1 at Twin Falls on Saturday.
The score was 3-0 by halftime and Ansley Kerley scored the Diamondbacks’ only goal at the end of the match.
“Twin Falls is really good,” Century coach Matt Shutes said. “It was one of those days that nothing seemed to go right.”
Century (2-3, 2-2 4A District 4-5) plays Monday at Pocatello.
AMERICAN FALLS 4, BUHL 1
AMERICAN FALLS 7, FILER 0
American Falls obliterated the opposition Saturday at Buhl, beating the Indians 4-1 and Filer 7-0.
“We had some great passing, especially in the second game,” Beavers coach Nate Armstrong said.
Halle Romero scored three total goals in the two games to lead American Falls (4-3, 1-1 3A District 5), which plays Tuesday at Snake River.
MARSH VALLEY 3, THUNDER RIDGE 0
Marsh Valley rode a hot start to a 3-0 win at Thunder Ridge on Saturday.
Hailey Smedley, Ansley Marshall and Korbie Bowman scored for the Eagles, who led 3-0 at halftime.
“They wanted to play a quick-release game and they did it,” Marsh Valley coach Rachelle Gilbert said. “It worked out really well for them and the other team adapted and it was a lot harder to score in the second half.”
Marsh Valley (6-1, 2-0 3A District 5) plays Tuesday at Malad.
MALAD 2, FILER 1
MALAD 1, BUHL 0
Malad squeaked by two opponents Saturday at Buhl High School, beating Filer 2-1 and Buhl 1-0.
“My girls left everything they had on the field,” Dragons coach Shenell Clark said. “I was just super proud of their performance today.”
Hailey Williams was Malad’s leading scorer Saturday with two goals.
Malad (3-1, 0-1 3A District 5) hosts Marsh Valley on Tuesday.
CENTURY 2, TWIN FALLS 1
Century outlasted Twin Falls 2-1 on Saturday at home.
Kam Murdock scored the game-winner, in the latter half of the second half. Mike Montanez scored the Diamondbacks’ other goal.
“This is a good win,” Century coach Rocky Rhoads said. “Twin Falls is a very talented team. They’re well-coached.”
Century (4-0-1, 4-0 4A District 4-5) hosts Pocatello on Monday.
PRESTON 1, POCATELLO 0
Pocatello hung tough against Preston, but suffered a 1-0 home loss Saturday.
The lone goal was scored in the fourth minute.
“We played awesome,” Poky coach George Asboe said. “We would have 15- to 20-minute stretches where Preston couldn’t get out of their defensive third. We earned a lot of respect today and everybody on the team played hard.”
Asboe highlighted some of his players’ quality play, including Garrett Force, Trey Northrup, Logan Johnson, Tryston Hunt and Bridger Blanchard.
Pocatello (0-5, 0-4 4A District 4-5) plays Monday at Century. Preston (2-1-1, 2-1-1 4A District 4-5) hosts Minico on Monday.
AMERICAN FALLS 5, BUHL 1
AMERICAN FALLS 5, FILER 0
American Falls won both home games Saturday, beating Buhl 5-1 and Filer 5-0.
Jose Jaime was the Beavers’ top player for the day, tallying three goals and two assists in two games combined.
“We scored relatively quickly and it got us momentum,” American Falls assistant coach Caroline Wight said. “The boys are just really working well together, even as we change it up.”
American Falls (6-0-1, 1-0 3A District 5) plays Tuesday at Snake River.
SNAKE RIVER 5, FILER 1
SNAKE RIVER 2, BUHL 1
Snake River went 2-0 Saturday, beating Filer 5-1 and Buhl 2-1 at American Falls High School.
Arim Delora led the Panthers with three goals in two games combined.
“We played really good even though we played back-to-back,” Snake River coach Jose Carranza said. “I was really impressed with the effort they put in.”
Snake River (5-3, 1-0 3A District 5) hosts American Falls on Tuesday.
Century at Utah Champions Classic
Century finished fourth in the Utah Champions Classic in Lehi on Saturday.
After going 3-0 on Friday, the Diamondbacks went 2-2 on Saturday, which they started with a 2-0 win over Timberline and a 2-1 win over Sky View (Utah).
“It was just kind of nice to get tested and get pushed a little and respond and get better,” Century coach Breanne Robinson said. “Overall, we got better, we got tougher.”
Century (6-2, 2-0 4A District 4-5) hosts Jerome on Tuesday.
Idaho Falls swim meet
Kaitlyn Shelley and Coleman Sandy each won two events to lift Century to the combined team title in a season-opening swim meet Saturday in Idaho Falls.
Shelley took the 100-meter butterfly and the 100-meter backstroke. The Century girls beat Thunder Ridge 170 to 130.
Highland finished third, Bonneville fourth and Pocatello fifth.
Aliya Jordan won the 50-meter freestyle and the 100-meter breaststroke for Highland.
Sandy won the 50- and 100-meter freestyle races for the Century boys, who finished with 153 points.
Thunder Ridge narrowly beat Highland for second, 112 to 110. Benjamin Long won the 200-meter individual medley and the 500-meter freestyle for the Rams.