GIRLS SOCCER: Bonneville beats Green Canyon in PKs to advance to 4-A semis

Saturday , October 14, 2017 - 6:57 PM

RYAN COMER, Standard-Examiner Staff

WASHINGTON TERRACE — The similarities between Bonneville’s 4-A quarterfinal match against Green Canyon Saturday and the Lakers’ 4-A quarterfinal match against Timpview last year were striking, though there was one crucial difference. 

This time, the Lakers refused to drown in their sorrows after a late game-tying goal.

Green Canyon equalized during stoppage time in the second half, but Bonneville regained its composure throughout two periods of extra time and defeated the upstart first-year program 5-3 in a shootout.

Bailey Hassell completed the Lakers’ perfect round of penalty kicks to send Bonneville to the 4-A semifinals next week at Hillcrest High School.

“I don’t ever want to go through that again,” Bonneville coach Rob McDaniel said. “That was not fun.”

Bonneville will face Region 9 champion Snow Canyon, which defeated Logan in a shootout Saturday, next Friday at 3:45 p.m.

In last year’s 4-A quarterfinal, Bonneville held a 1-0 lead until about seven minutes left when Timpview equalized. The Thunderbirds went on to put two more goals on the Lakers to advance.

“Luckily there wasn’t more time left (when Green Canyon scored),” McDaniel said. “Luckily, there was only, I don’t know, half a minute or whatever left.”

McDaniel said as the Lakers came off the field after the second half, a couple players provided critical leadership by pointing out they dropped their heads after Green Canyon scored and that they couldn’t do that.

“I was too mad to say anything because we shouldn’t have let that happen, so they just lifted each other up,” McDaniel said.

McDaniel attributed Green Canyon’s goal to a defensive letdown, saying the players “kind of backed off” and “started standing a little bit.”

Senior Bryce Reynolds, committed to Houston Baptist University, said she thought the Lakers were already thinking about next week when Green Canyon scored.

“After this game, it’s never going to happen again,” Reynolds said.

McDaniel said he let the girls decide who would take the penalty kicks and when, a strategy Hassell said is effective because confidence is so significant.

“The most important thing is confidence and knowing that you’re going to make it, so the coach lets us step up and say who’s going to take it,” Hassell said.

Isabel Togisala scored first, Jaycee Stein scored second, Hailey Price scored third and Reynolds scored fourth before Hassell finished Green Canyon off.

Brooke Fowers, Hannah Peterson and Kylie Olsen each made penalty kicks for Green Canyon. Peterson was responsible for the game-tying goal. Catherine Wilkerson missed Green Canyon’s second attempt wide left.

Bonneville goalkeeper Ashley Croyle nearly ended the shootout before Hassell stepped up for her opportunity by getting her hand on Green Canyon’s fourth shot – taken by Olsen – but the ball found the back of the net anyway.

Bonneville scored its first goal in the 47th minute. Togisala sent in a corner kick that Green Canyon failed to clear. The ball landed right in front of Hassell, who punched it in for her 11th goal of the season.

OGDEN 3, SPANISH FORK 1

SPANISH FORK — Ogden built a 2-0 halftime lead and defeated the top seed from Region 10 to advance to the 4-A semifinals.

Alysia Butters, Jacoba Egbert and Kadrey Howell all scored for the Tigers.

Ogden will square off against Region 12 champion Sky View next Friday at 6 p.m. at Hillcrest High School.

SKY VIEW 4, PARK CITY 1

SMITHFIELD — Westminster commit Kylee Griffin tallied her 22nd and 23rd goals of the season and Sky View used a three-goal second half to get past Park City.

Sidney Barlow, a Utah State commit, tallied her 22nd goal of the season. Sarah Spencer also scored for the Bobcats.

The two teams were tied 1-1 at halftime.

MORGAN 4, JUAB 0

MORGAN — Logan Duran scored her 21st and 22nd goals of the season and also picked up an assist as Morgan cruised past Juab and into the 3-A semifinals.

Duran scored both her goals in the first half. Morgan Cragun and Rhylee Freeman each scored in the second half. Duran assisted Cragun’s goal.

Cragun and Freeman each have 12 goals this season.

Morgan will face Region 15 champion Manti next Friday at 3:45 p.m. at Jordan High School.

Contact Standard-Examiner sports reporter Ryan Comer at rcomer@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @RyanComerSe and on Facebook.

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