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Boise Invitational: Saturday Recap

Judge Midfielder Daniel Voytovich
Judge Midfielder Daniel Voytovich

Saturday was a big day for the Boise Invitational with 13 games taking place in 12 hours time. Bingham went 2-0 on the day with wins over Tigard (OR) and Rocky Mountain (ID). Judge beat Eagle (ID) and Juan Diego finished their trip with a 3-0 record, beating Bishop Kelly (ID) 6-4. Lone Peak lost two games in the morning to Centennial (NV) and Palo Verde (NV).
The game of the day was Judge taking on Eagle. The game started with great plays by both teams but shots were either wide or saved, keeping the game scoreless through the first half of the first quarter. Judge was then penalized for an illegal stick and charged with a 3 minute, non-releasable penalty. Eagle was able to take advantage with a huge outside rip by Zane Friedt. Despite the disadvantage, Judge was able to score while man down when Daniel Voytovich took the ball from the center X and drove the left side of the field past two defenders and slotting it top shelf from the wing for the goal. Judge scored again just 30 seconds later when Zach Gill scored for the Bulldogs, giving them their first lead of the game. Eagle would tie the game at 2 when Hayden Newland found the back of the net.

Judge Midfielder Daniel Voytovich
Judge Midfielder Daniel Voytovich
The second quarter was filled with great defense and excellent goalie saves. Eagle was able to score two goals in the quarter when Trevor Pattee and Grant Hill were able to find space in the Judge defense. Just as time was expiring, Bulldogs Midfielder Ethan Shaw found the back of the net, making the score 4-3 for Eagle at the break.
Judge would take that momentum and get two early goals to reclaim the lead. Both teams traded goals in the middle of the quarter and then Eagle went on a two goal run to take a 7-6 lead with 2:46 left in the third quarter. Judge Attackman Douglas Gosselin tied the game late in the third quarter when he pushed from X, faked a pass to the top of the box and cut back towards goal, sending his defender to the turf and slotting it home.
Judge would regain the lead at the 3:44 mark in the fourth quarter, but Eagle answered just a minute later. The game-winning goal came at the 2:14 mark when Gosselin again found the back of the net. Eagle would get an opportunity to tie the game on the last possession of the game, but an errant pass found its way out of bounds and Judge sent it to the sky on the restart for the win.
In the nightcap, Bingham faced Rocky Mountain (ID) on their home field, under the lights in front of a hometown crowd. Bingham scored the first goal at the 9:59 mark when Jordan Brough was behind the goal and found Talen Little cutting down the middle. Little caught and shot for the easy goal. Tyson Conrad would add to the Miners lead late in the first quarter with a goal of his own.
Bingham Midfielder James Packer
Bingham Midfielder James Packer
Rocky Mountain scored their first goal of the game at the 10:28 mark in the second quarter when Carson Plant found the back of the net on a huge outside rip. Bingham would quickly answer on the next possession when Brough caught a pass from Josh Croall and slotted past the goalie. Rocky Mountain would score next when their goalie, Sam Hewes walked the ball up the center of the field on a clear and found Shan Rogers who then took it to the hole and scored. Bingham won the ensuing face-off, Brigham Jewkes scooped up the ball and led the fast break and found Brough wide open who then was able to place his shot and score, giving Bingham a 4-2 lead.
Bingham dominated the third quarter with four goals and only allowing one. The fourth quarter saw no scoring with both teams showing the effect of a long day on the fields.
Thursday, March 13
Juan Diego 11 – Mountain View (ID) 10 – OT
Friday, March 14
Judge 8 – Bishop Kelly (ID) 6
Juan Diego 19 – Granada (CA) 8
Faith Lutheran (NV) 12 – Lone Peak 11 – OT
Centennial (NV) 12 – Bingham 10
Saturday, March 15
Centennial (NV) 20 – Lone Peak 4
Judge 9 – Eagle (ID) 8
Palo Verde (NV) 18 – Lone Peak 5
Juan Diego 6 – Bishop Kelly (ID) 4
Bingham 11 – Tigard (OR) 3
Bingham 8 – Rocky Mountain (ID) 3
Sunday, March 16
Judge v. Casa Grande (CA)

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