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Top seeds win with ease in CIC tourney openers

Kayla Cossaboom of South is congratulated after scoring a goal on Bartlett at the Cook Inlet Conference Girls Soccer Tournament Thursday May 19, 2011 at Anchorage Football Stadium.
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Bailey Butcher of South brings the ball upfield against Bartlett at the Cook Inlet Conference Girls Soccer Tournament Thursday May 19, 2011 at Anchorage Football Stadium.
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Keeper Angela Piccard of Bartlett launches the ball upfield against South at the Cook Inlet Conference Girls Soccer Tournament Thursday May 19, 2011 at Anchorage Football Stadium.
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A header by Kaitlyn Zanders of South flies wide of the net as Bartlett defender Yevinia Osborne watches at the Cook Inlet Conference Girls Soccer Tournament Thursday May 19, 2011 at Anchorage Football Stadium.
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Marlee Davis of Bartlett, left, slows down Morgan Hooe of South at the Cook Inlet Conference Girls Soccer Tournament Thursday May 19, 2011 at Anchorage Football Stadium. South defeated Bartlett 8-0.
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A Bartlett player gets to the ball ahead of Jessica Harmon of South at the Cook Inlet Conference Girls Soccer Tournament Thursday May 19, 2011 at Anchorage Football Stadium.
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Georgianna Hoss of South re-directs a pass into the net for a goal against Bartlett at the Cook Inlet Conference Girls Soccer Tournament Thursday May 19, 2011 at Anchorage Football Stadium.
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Kelsie Luddington of South, right, moves the ball ahead of Samantha Veilleux of Bartlett at the Cook Inlet Conference Girls Soccer Tournament Thursday May 19, 2011 at Anchorage Football Stadium.
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Bridget Caudle of Bartlett prepares to meet the ball against South at the Cook Inlet Conference Girls Soccer Tournament Thursday May 19, 2011 at Anchorage Football Stadium.
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Victoria Houser of Bartlett, left, challenges Georgianna Hoss of South for the ball at the Cook Inlet Conference Girls Soccer Tournament Thursday May 19, 2011 at Anchorage Football Stadium.
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Amanda Bigelow, left, and Kyla Jines-Dunbar of Bartlett combine efforts to strip a South player of the ball at the Cook Inlet Conference Girls Soccer Tournament Thursday May 19, 2011 at Anchorage Football Stadium.
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Kaitlyn Zanders of South kicks the ball over her head and back upfield against Bartlett at the Cook Inlet Conference Girls Soccer Tournament Thursday May 19, 2011 at Anchorage Football Stadium.
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South keeper Sarah Johnson secures the ball from Samantha Veilleux of Bartlett at the Cook Inlet Conference Girls Soccer Tournament Thursday May 19, 2011 at Anchorage Football Stadium.
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Pajai Thao, left, and Marlee Davis of Bartlett converge on the ball against South at the Cook Inlet Conference Girls Soccer Tournament Thursday May 19, 2011 at Anchorage Football Stadium.
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The top-seeded South girls and Dimond boys throttled teams from Bartlett to easily advance to today's semifinals of the Cook Inlet Conference girls soccer tournament. South beat the Golden Bears 8-0 and Dimond grabbed a 6-0 victory.

Travis Merritt scored two goals for the Dimond boys, including the game-winner, while the South girls got goals or assists from nine players.

Thursday's first round featured eight matches at three locations -- Anchorage Football Stadium, Dimond ad Chugiak. All of the remaining action will be at AFS, including Saturday's championship matches.

All three of the early boys' games ended in shutouts. Besides Dimond's win over Bartlett, South blanked Eagle River 4-0 and Service stopped East 2-0. Chugiak and West met in the late game.

Service prevailed with a pair of goals by sophomore Adam Klie, who struck 90 seconds into the match on a pass from freshman Ihro Raguindin and again in the second half on a rocket volley off Eduardo Hernandez's cross. Conor Deal recorded the shutout.

In girls action, Service slipped past West 1-0, Dimond shut out East 6-0 and Chugiak topped Eagle River 6-1 to join South in today's semifinals.

Meghan Dotten's header off a corner kick in the second half lifted Service to victory, while Kelly Cobb's three goals and two assists powered Chugiak. Holly Brehmer added two goals and Sue Fleurant scored once for the Mustangs, who lost the shutout when Eagle River's Jackie Klecha scored the match's final goal.

Dimond's Bobbye Pendleton scored two goals in the opening 15 minutes of the second half to break open a scoreless game and the Lynx rolled from there, getting additional goals from Lizzie Gogolowski, Jocelyn Humble, Jessica Todd and Haley Martin .

Just about everyone contributed to the scoring in South's win over Bartlett. Three players had a pair of goals -- Morgan Hooe, Jessica Harmon and Georgianna Hoss, who also added an assist. Bailey Butcher notched two assists and one goal, while Kayla Cossaboom racked the other goal. Assists came from Lexy Cardwell, Kaitlyn Zanders, Andrea Isby and Bonnie Gale, who handed out two, and goalkeeper Sarah Johnson picked up the shutout.

Region III tourney

The Palmer boys soccer team beat Homer on penalty kicks after the teams dueled to a 1-1 tie, earning the Moose a shot at Grace Christian in today's semifinals of the Region III soccer tournament at Colony.

Grace advanced with a 3-1 win over Nikiski. The Grizzlies will meet the Moose at 1 p.m. today. At 5 p.m., Wasilla meets Colony in the other semifinal; Wasilla advanced by nipping Soldotna 2-1 and Colony steamrolled Kenai 7-1.

In girls action, Wasilla beat Kenai 4-1 while Soldotna, Kenai and Colony all posted shutouts. Soldotna edged Grace Christian 1-0 and will play Wasilla at 11 a.m. The 3 p.m. semifinalf will feature Kenai, which beat Palmer 3-0, and Colony, a 5-0 winner over Skyview.


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