Juneau Jambaars win one of three games in warm-up for Alaska State Cup

Smith, Lawson score goals for the boys soccer team

Posted: Monday, July 30, 2007

The Juneau Soccer Club Jambaars Under-15 boys team won one of three games at the Nike Crossfire Challenge in Redmond, Wash., on Friday and Saturday.

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The Jambaars opened with a 4-0 loss to the FC Portland Navy from Oregon.

Taylor Lehnhart made 17 saves as Andy Lawson, Andy Miles, Max Smith and Raphael Betit recorded shots on goal for Juneau.

The Jambaars bounced back with a 2-1 win over the Spokane Shadow '92.

Juneau scored twice in the first half to seal the win. Max Smith headed in a corner kick from Peter Jorgensen in the 28th minute and Lawson scored on a breakaway four minutes later for the Jambaars.

Adam Nesheim had two shots on goal while Ben Gelotte, Lawson, Smith and Jorgensen recorded one shot each.

Lehnhart turned back 10 of 11 shots in the win.

On Saturday, Juneau fell to the Crossfire Premier 92 Glory 3-0.

Crossfire scored twice in the first half and once more after halftime in the win.

Lawson had two shots on goal while Gelotte and Zander Hoke posted one shot each in defeat.

Lehnhart turned back six shots in the loss.

Up next for Juneau is the state championship tournament, the Alaska State Cup, in Kenai on August 5.

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