TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) The Sun Valley Community School sits atop the coaches poll in the 3A ranks. With only two losses on the year, the Cutthroats expected to breeze through round one.
But American Falls of the Southeast Idaho Conference came to play. The Beavers didn't care that the Cutthroats were enjoying an 11–game win streak headed into the state tournament.
In the first half, Adolfo Alvarez and Alexis Alvarez were forces of nature on defense for the Beavers.
The Cutthroats finally got on the board when Peter Morawitz took a shot that goes off the keeper, back to Morawitz, but there for cleanup duty is Cash Dart. The junior forward who missed a few weeks due to a concussion back in the lineup and gives the Cutthroats a 1-0 lead.
Sun Valley hangs on for the 2–1 win. The second goal came at the foot of a Beaver's player.
Here's player of the game Fletcher Stumph on how the Beavers came out stronger than expected.
Stumph said, "we came into the game expecting we were going to win pretty easily, but they proved to be the greater challenge and just a lot harder than we thought." "Passes need to be crisp or we were just going to lose them and then unforced errors were killing us in the first half. Definitely a stressful game towards the end, we don't like pk's so that own goal was fate, fate to win."
Cutthroats are now 18-2.
SVCS is making its fourth straight semi–final appearance, taking on Bonners Ferry Friday at 2 p.m.