Wood River 1, Canyon Ridge 0 (OT)
HAILEY — Josset Guzman received a pass from Lucas Beste and netted a golden goal five minutes into overtime. The score gave the top-seeded Wolverines a 1-0 win for their first Great Basin Conference title since 2010.
“Canyon Ridge brought everything with them. They came to play. Either team could have won today,” Wood River coach Luis Monjaras said. “The boys did a really good job. They stayed very composed. They didn’t get desperate.”
The win also snaps Wood River’s one-year absence from the 4A state tournament. The Wolverines (14-2-1) will face Mountain View (10-5-2), the third seed out of District 3, in the first round of state next Thursday at Brothers Park in Caldwell.
No. 2 Canyon Ridge (11-4-2) will host No. 3 Burley on Saturday. The winner will advance to state, and the loser will be eliminated.
Burley 3, Twin Falls 1
BURLEY — The Bobcats kept their season alive and ended the Bruins’ in Wednesday’s Great Basin Conference tournament game.
Burley led 1-0 at halftime and built the lead to 3-0 in the second half. Sergio Varela scored the lone goal for fourth-seeded Twin Falls (6-6-6).
“I’m so proud of my team,” Bruins coach J.J. Stagge said. “We played beautiful soccer.”
Stagge said junior offensive midfielder Jake Hillman exited the game in the first half due to a concussion, and he didn’t return. Two Burley seniors received red cards in the game, which means they’ll miss the next one.
Giovanni Ruiz, Alan Quintanilla and Jesse Cardenas scored for the No. 3 Bobcats (10-7-1), who play at No. 2 Canyon Ridge on Saturday in a loser-out, winner-to-state game. The Riverhawks have beaten Burley by one goal in each of their three matchups this season.
“It’s gonna be a battle,” Burley coach Angel Anguiano said. “Hopefully we can get them when it really does matter.”
Canyon Ridge 2, Jerome 0
TWIN FALLS — The Riverhawks stayed alive with a win Wednesday in their Great Basin Conference tournament loser-out game.
Jade Higley opened the scoring in the fifth minute (Caitlin Crist assist), and Laura Lopez scored the final goal in the 28th (Ashley Conrad assist).
Third-seeded Canyon Ridge (10-7-1) will play at No. 2 Wood River on Saturday in a loser-out, winner-to-state game.
The No. 5 Tigers finished with a 6-11 overall record.
“We have a very young team, so our future looks pretty good,” Jerome coach Robert Garcia said.
Shoshone 3, Wendell 0
SHOSHONE — The Indians concluded the regular season with a 25-6, 25-2, 25-15 nonconference win on Wednesday.
Cierra Hennings and Allysen Huyser each had six kills, Monce Rivas had five kills and Bailee Owens and Patti Fitzgerald combined to dish out 14 assists for Shoshone (12-6), which earned the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the Snake River Conference tournament, which begins Saturday in Murtaugh.
“Anything can happen in tournaments,” Shoshone coach Melissa Martin said. “A little bit nervous, but we can do it if we put our minds to it.”
Wendell plays at Declo Monday to begin the best-of-three Canyon Conference tournament.
Burley 3, Canyon Ridge 0
BURLEY — The Bobcats handled the Riverhawks 25-12, 25-8, 25-7 for a Great Basin Conference win Tuesday night.
Burley (7-2 in conference) plays at Jerome on Thursday, and Canyon Ridge plays at rival Twin Falls the same day.