CIA soccer has homestand

The Cook Inlet Academy soccer team finished 3-0 on a recent homestand, defeating Delta 2-1 on Thursday, Tri-Valley 9-1 on Friday, and Nenana 7-1 on Saturday.

The Eagles finish the regular season with a 17-1-2 record, and will be the top seed at the Alaska School Activities Association state tournament next week in Palmer.

On Thursday, the Eagles topped the Huskies for the third time this season.

CIA got on the board in the third minute, when Scott Habermann forced a nice save by the Delta goalie on a header. Madison Orth hammered home the rebound.

Early in the second half, Connor Leaf fed Habermann as the Eagles went up 2-0. In the final minute, Delta beat CIA goalie Koebryn Mlynarik on a penalty kick.

On Friday, CIA cruised past Tri-Valley in Borealis Conference play.

CIA got on the board first in the 11th minute when Riley Smithwick crossed to Nicole Moffis. Moffis then assisted a Habermann goal. Leaf scored five minutes later, then Timmy Smithwick made it 3-0 in the 32nd minute before the Warriors scored just before half.

CIA dominated the second half, and Moffis assisted on three early goals — by Orth, Timmy Smithwick and Riley Smithwick. Orth and Leaf scored later in the half, before Keefe O’Dell had the final goal.

Since Saturday was CIA’s final home game this season, the Eagles honored seniors Mlynarik, Bryce Horton, Cara Davidson, O’Dell, Megan Bauder and Habermann.

CIA got goals from seven different players in the game — Orth, Bauder, Riley Smithwick, Timmy Smithwick, Habermann, O’Dell and Andrew Hammond.

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