At Dixie High school, the Panthers (4-1-1) defeated the host Flyers 3-0 in convincing style.
Pine View started quick when Janzen Morgan found the back of the net in the ninth minute to pace the Panthers 1-0. Only a minute lapsed when Kali Stubbs tallied the second Panther goal giving the team a sense of command—something that Pine View coach Sam Johnston was happy to see.
“Getting an early goal just does wonders for confidence,” Johnston said. “It does wonders for defense, and it takes just a little bit of pressure off and allows players to go out and play loose.”
The 2-0 Pine View lead held up at halftime and then Panther senior Karlee Brundage extended the lead in the 68th minute from her header shot at close range. The 3-0 score remained intact and Pine View handed Dixie (3-2-1) its second loss in a row.
“We’ve been working on our crosses and on our wing play and we executed that well,” Johnston said. “I feel like tonight was the first time this season we played together as a team.”
Pine View is a team that seems to be finding its identity at the right time. They are 15-3-1 in the month of September of 2010 and this September.
Panther senior and co- captain Tahlia Egbert believes the team is starting to gel.
“We played together and with heart tonight,” Egbert said. “I think we play a challenging preseason schedule and by September we hopefully are able to do what coach is asking.
“We’re building confidence.”
Tayosha Turek earned the shutout for Pine View. Stubbs and Janzen also had an assist each to go along with their goals. Kenzi Hawes registered an assist.
At Desert Hills High school, the visiting Snow Canyon Warriors picked up a 3-1 win over the Thunder.
The two teams played at a standstill in the first half, 0-0, and then Snow Canyon (4-1-1) jumped ahead with two goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half.
Snow Canyon coach Kenny Kunde was looking for his team to respond in a positive way after coming off last week’s loss in Cedar.
“It’s good to win on the road,” Kunde said. “It’s our first region road win so we are learning to adapt to play on the road.”
Sarah Henderson scored twice and Callie Stewart tallied one for the Warriors.
At Hurricane, the Tigers were looking for its second region win, but they had to settle for a 1-1 tie with Cedar.
The Tigers went up 1-0 in the first half from a Lynne Taylor goal and the score held until the 80th minute. Then an unfavorable bounce prevented Hurricane (1-4-1) from holding on for a win.
Coach Lacy Kennington said the Tigers headed the ball into their own goalie box giving Cedar (4-1-1) the goal and tying the contest.
“We should have had them,” Kennington said. “Someone kicked it [ball] and it went off Ciarra and into our goal.”
The Tigers have been struggling to gain traction this season.
“We’ve just been getting knocked off by single goals,” Kennington said. “I thought tonight would be the night to pick up the win.
“It’s kind of hard to get the win when you score on yourself.”
REGION 9 GIRLS SOCCER STANDINGS
Cedar 4-1-1 (6-3-1 overall)
Snow Canyon 4-1-1 (6-2-1)
Pine View 4-1-1 (4-4-1)
Dixie 3-2-1 (7-2-1)
Desert Hills 2-3-1 (4-5-1)
Hurricane 1-4-1 (4-4-1)
Canyon View 0-6 (2-8)
REGION 9 GIRLS GOAL SCORING LEADERS
8 G Carly Stratton(Hurricane), Berkley Bundy(Desert Hills)
7 G Ashlee Braun(Canyon View), Aubri Challis(Dixie)
6G Tirsa Snyder(Snow Canyon), Kali Stubbs(Pine View), Lynne Taylor(Hurricane)
5G Katie Lawely(Canyon View), Brindley Oldroyd(Cedar), Makayla Warby(Cedar)
Thursday September 15
Snow Canyon at Canyon View 4:00PM
Desert Hills at Dixie 7:30PM
Hurricane at Pine View 7:30PM
KCSG thanks prep coaches and student-athletes for their time when asked for interviews. Keep up the hard work and good luck in your 2011 seasons.
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