Blazing hot with her scoring touch, Christine Estep came close to a single-game scoring record for the Sun Valley Community School girls’ soccer team in Tuesday’s 9-0 home High Desert Soccer Conference win over Wendell.
Top Cutthroat scorer Estep (22 goals) tallied six goals plus an assist to earn “Player of the Game” honors for coach Kelly Feldman’s unbeaten Cutthroats (13-0-2, 12-0-0 HDSC).
Estep, a junior, was last year’s second-leading Cutthroat scorer with 19 goals and now has 56 for her three-year career. She came close to Ellie Swanson’s single-game scoring record of seven goals set back during the 2010 season.
Adding single goals in the well-balanced Cutthroat attack at the Dumke Family SVCS Sagewillow Campus soccer field were Marit Kaiser (13 goals), Tatum Minor (12) and Alli Rathfon (10).
Rathfon chipped in with two assists as the Cutthroats captured their 46th consecutive home triumph.
Feldman’s team is outscoring opponents 99-7 for the campaign and now has 11 shutouts in its 15 games. The Wendell girls fell to 7-5-1 for the year.
Coach Richard Whitelaw’s Cutthroat boys (12-1-2, 12-0-1 league) handled the visiting Wendell Trojans 5-1 Tuesday with senior sweeper and co-captain Shea Brokaw taking “Man of the Match” mention.
Brokaw joined the scoring with his first goal along with Ridley Lindstrom (2 goals, 17 season), Cash Dart and Fletcher Stumph. The teams played in rapidly diminishing daylight. Wendell dropped to 5-7-1.
The Cutthroat teams wrapped up their regular season Thursday, Oct. 10 with home games against Buhl.
High Desert Conference tournament first-round games at Sagewillow on Saturday, Oct. 12 are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. for the No. 1-seeded Cutthroat girls against Bliss, and at 2:15 p.m. for the No. 1 Sun Valley boys against Declo.