Aldstadt, Hidden Valley boys edge St. Mary's at home

MURPHY — Hidden Valley's Caleb Aldstadt scored on an assist from Robin Klimczak four minutes into the second half, and the goal stood up as the Mustangs defeated St. Mary's, 2-1, in nonconference boys soccer Thursday.

Hidden Valley (3-0) tried a new lineup in the first half and forged a 1-1 deadlock by intermission.

In the second half, the Mustangs went to their regular lineup.

"We played really well," said Hidden Valley coach Tim Hannah. "The guys fought all the way through. It was a pretty physical game, and they kept composed and kept playing and I think that was the difference in the game. We didn't get rattled, just kept plugging along."

St. Mary's (2-2-1), opened the scoring in the 26th minute, when Renzo Marchini tallied an unassisted goal from about 12 yards out.

Two minutes later, Kevin Payne took a pass from Klimczak and fired in a shot from 5 yards out.

The Crusaders dictated the pace and had more possessions throughout, said coach Paul Coughlin, whose team out-shot the Mustangs, 13-4.

Center defender Noah Kotler had a solid game, said the coach, and forward Pancho Acuna-Miranda was aggressive and took some powerful shots.

Hidden Valley's defense was keyed by sweeper Jason Kellogg.

PHOENIX 5, EAGLE POINT 0 — Omar Iboa and Jalisco Macias each had a goal and an assist for Phoenix in a nonleague game at U.S. Cellular Park.

The Pirates led 2-0 at halftime.

David Espana got Phoenix (2-1) on the board in the sixth minute off an Iboa assist.

In the 31st minute, Iboa tallied, with Macias assisting.

Macias boomed in a shot just outside the box early in the second half to give Phoenix a 3-0 lead.

Francisco Serano scored a pair of goals late. James Castillo assisted on the second goal.


EAGLE POINT 3, PHOENIX 2 — At Eagle Point, senior Ellen Radcliffe scored two goals and had an assist as Eagle Point registered its first victory of the season.

Radcliffe scored unassisted in the 14th minute, then two minutes later cracked a shot from 25 yards that was deposited into the net.

The Eagles (1-5) took a 3-0 lead when Sarah Lilly converted off a Radcliffe assist in the 22nd minute.

Hilary Sinner scored both Phoenix goals. Sinner scored in the first half when she won a corner kick close in, then tallied on a penalty kick in the 60th minute.

Freshman Ali Nesberg made some key saves in net for the Eagles.

ST. MARY'S 3, HIDDEN VALLEY 1 — At Murphy, McKenzie Krieser scored all three goals for St. Mary's in the nonconference match.

Krieser gave St. Mary's a 1-0 lead in the eighth minute.

Hidden Valley (2-1) answered five minutes before halftime when Rachelle Flick notched a goal off a Dana Powell assist.

Krieser gave the Crusaders (5-0-1) the lead for good in the 64th minute, then tallied again about six minutes before the game ended.

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