After playing the first four of its 16 regular-season games away from home, the Wood River High boys’ varsity soccer team opens its home season today, Wednesday with a game against Mountain Home Tigers in Hailey.

Opening kickoff is 4:30 p.m. today for the “Great Basin 10” West Division game between Wood River (2-1-1, 1-0-1 GBC) and Mountain Home (2-1-0 GBC). The Tigers lost 2-0 at home to Twin Falls last Wednesday after 4-1 GBC road wins at Burley and Pocatello.

Wood River coach Luis Monjaras traveled with his varsity to Oregon over Labor Day weekend for two games.

Friday, the Wolverines lost 3-0 to host LaGrande High School. Monjaras said, “The boys had a hard time settling down and playing composed.”

Saturday, Wood River took the field in Milton-Freewater against McLoughlin Union High School and rallied for a 2-1 victory behind goals by senior Rafael Muñiz and sophomore Froilán Enríquez.

Monjaras said, “McLoughlin scored in the 16th minute on a nice corner kick and header. Rafael scored in the 26th minute on a 1-v-1 with the goalkeeper. And Froilán scored in the second half at the 60th minute.”

“We played very well on a very hot day after a tough loss.

“We have a lot of players battling injuries so we brought up a few junior varsity players for this trip. Froilán was one of those players and he responded well to the varsity transition. He will be a good addition to the varsity team.

“It was a good trip to see and play other teams out-of-state. It gave the boys and the team more confidence and team chemistry.”

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