Timberlake sweeps Grangeville; girls leading scorer Connolley hurt

Soccer

— Grangeville’s soccer squads made a long drive to play three games last Saturday, Sept. 2, against Intermountain League competition.

Timberlake posted a 7-0 win over the GHS girls, in a contest which tilted sharply away from Grangeville during the second half.

“We were holding our own,” head coach John Cuffe said, “but in the second half, the girls were just wiped. Timberlake has an ample roster, and it is tough without any substitutions. It’s just so tough to play against fresh legs late.”

Grangeville’s leading scorer, Naomi Connolley, who posted a hat trick during last week’s win at Priest River, was injured during the game and Cuffe said it’s not clear when she will return to play.

Grangeville is scheduled to host Priest River on Saturday, Sept. 9, in a double-header with the boys slated at noon and the girls at 2 p.m.

“We were very competitive at their place,” Cuffe said, “so I believe the girls feel they can win.”

GHS boys stumble, lose 5-0, 4-1 at Timberlake

SPIRIT LAKE — A double-header with Timberlake and Bonners Ferry pushed Grangeville down the Intermountain League standings as both of the Bulldogs’ 3A opponents won.

Grangeville (1-3, 1-2 IML) now rates fourth in the conference, with Timberlake undefeated and St. Maries one game ahead in the standings.

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