Hooe's Two Goals Inch South Closer to State


by Jake Ryle

EAGLE RIVER, Alaska--To steal a line from former USA Hockey Head Coach, Herb Brooks, "Great moments are born from great opportunities".

The South Anchorage High School girls soccer team was presented with a great opportunity--a chance to clinch a state playoff berth with a win against Chugiak.

This year's tournament format is different than in years past--only three teams from the Cook Inlet Conference have an opportunity to play for the state title.

Down 1-0 at halftime, Chugiak rallied back with a goal from Jessi Beverlin (assist to Holly Brehmer and Trystan Hall).

South's Morgan Hooe racked up two goals in the contest, one in each half. Her second half goal came in the later stages of the final half off a corner kick. Hooe managed to jump higher than the surrounding players on the left side of the goal post, which happened to be just high enough for a header into the goal.

That goal gave the Wolverines a 2-1 advantage; however, Chugiak would tie the game with less than 15 minutes to play off a goal from Brehmer.

While it's not a win, South earned a point for the tie in the standings--and now must beat winless Bartlett in their season finale for a trip to the state tournament.

For the Lady Mustangs--Chugiak must win their finale against Eagle River, and must have Service lose to both Dimond and East for an opportunity to play at state.

FINAL (girls soccer): South 2, Chugiak 2.