Tuesday , October 10, 2017 - 8:18 PM
SYRACUSE — Syracuse’s girls soccer starters aren’t getting a whole lot of time on the field lately.
They didn’t play the full game last Thursday at Fremont because the Titans had already locked up the Region 1 title and they had a bye two days before that.
Playing West Jordan in the first round of the 6-A state tournament Tuesday — a team Syracuse demolished 8-0 in the first game of the season — the starters were out 10 minutes before the end of the first half.
That’s because Syracuse was ahead 10-0. Sophomore forward Ashlyn Hall and freshman attacking midfielder Caroline Stringfellow had four goals each.
The game ended by mercy rule 10 minutes into the second half and Syracuse won 10-0 to advance to the quarterfinals.
“That was outstanding … they did what they’re supposed to do,” Syracuse coach Taylor Allen said. “That was expected. Kind of feels like the first round of the Eastern Conference (playoffs) in the NBA. They got the same problem we do, right?”
It took a few minutes, but once the goals started, they didn’t stop.
Hall scored the first two goals of the game in the 11th and 12th minutes with Stringfellow assisting on the first. Hall's second goal was unassisted.
Stringfellow then scored three straight goals in the 14th, 16th and 17th minutes. Hall assisted on her first two and Abbie Riley assisted on the third.
Stringfellow assisted Hall’s third goal of the game in the 19th minute and a goal by Sarah Wynn in the 20th to give Syracuse a 7-0 lead.
Stringfellow tallied her fourth goal of the game in the 22nd minute, assisted by Savannah Allen, and Hall netted her fourth goal of the game in the 26th minute. Stringfellow assisted Hall.
Lauren Burnett capped the scoring in the 31st minute, with Stringfellow tallying her fifth assist of the game. That was it for the starters.
The win could have been even bigger if not for a couple Syracuse shots that hit the post.
Hall said the team came out without an offensive mindset but things changed following an injury to a West Jordan player.
“After the player went down, we just came and talked and we talked about how we need to pick it up and play like we know how to play and come out firing,” Hall said.
Stringfellow and Hall have combined for 45 goals this season. Stringfellow leads the way with 25.
Syracuse will host Pleasant Grove in the quarterfinals Thursday.
“We have to keep working hard in the first five minutes and putting in our shots and following our shots and working hard from the back to the front,” Stringfellow said.
Gabby Segura was the starting goalkeeper but gave way to Brooklyn Stringfellow.
Segura said she kept talking to her defense in order to stay engaged despite not having much to do.
“It’s just part of being a goalie, I guess,” Segura said. “Some games you just stand there, then other games you just kind of have to do your part.”
6-A First Round
LAYTON 3, HERRIMAN 2
HERRIMAN — Layton took a 2-0 lead into the halftime break and held off a second-half Herriman surge for a road playoff win.
Abbee Smith headed in a Corinne Case free kick and Kinlee McMillan finished a Sydnee Elmore cross for Layton’s first-half scoring. Case headed in an Atley Thompson corner kick in the second stanza.
Herriman kept the game close by scoring twice in the second half.
Layton will host four-seed Lone Peak in the second round Thursday.
NORTHRIDGE 3, RIVERTON 0
LAYTON — Northridge broke open a scoreless match with three second-half goals in a shutout of Riverton.
Tiani Fonoti scored twice and Kendell Petersen added a goal for Northridge.
Mekell Moss earned the clean sheet in goal.
Northridge will play at Region 4 champion American Fork in the second round Thursday.
DAVIS 2, COPPER HILLS 0
WEST JORDAN — After a scoreless first half, Lexie Hibler and Alexa Maple each scored in the second stanza to win at Copper Hills and send Davis on to the second round.
Halle Moffat earned the shutout.
Davis will travel to face three-seed Bingham in the second round Thursday.
5-A First Round
VIEWMONT 2, ALTA 0
BOUNTIFUL — Viewmont scored a goal in each half on the way to the first-round win at Alta
Sailor Uffens and Shealee Heywood each scored for the Vikings.
Lydia Pitt earned the shutout.
Viewmont will travel to face Region 8 champion Timpanogos in the second round Thursday.
CORNER CANYON 2, ROY 1 (OT)
DRAPER — Corner Canyon scored a golden goal in extra time to eliminate Roy from the 5-A tournament.
After a scoreless first half, Roy struck first on a Hannah Dalebout goal off a Teya Truillijo corner kick in the 49th minute. Corner Canyon equalized to force overtime.
Roy ends the season at 4-11.
TIMPVIEW 3, BOUNTIFUL 1
PROVO — Timpview beat Bountiful in the first round of the state 5-A playoffs.
With Timpview leading 1-0, Bountiful‘s Keira Morrell equalized to forge a 1-1 tie at halftime.
Timpview took control with two quick goals in the second stanza for the final margin.
Bountiful’s season came to and end with an 8-7 record.
BRIGHTON 2, WOODS CROSS 1
WOODS CROSS — After a scoreless first half, Bingham scored twice to upset Woods Cross in the first round.
Woods Cross ends the season at 10-2-4.
UTAH MILITARY ACADEMY 7, ST. JOSEPH 3
RIVERDALE — Utah Military Academy took a 4-1 halftime lead on the way to the victory over St. Joseph in the region contest.
Utah Military Academy (5-7, 4-7 2-A North) got three scores from Gabby Faulkner and two goals from Haley Slater. Ashley Torres and Kayli Parker each found the back of the net once.
Ashey Spratlen scored in the first half for St. Joseph (5-9, 5-6). Gracie Fergus scored twice in the second stanza.
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