Friday , August 15, 2014 - 11:11 PM
PLEASANT VIEW – The Weber High girls soccer team was doing all the right things to get in position for goals in the first half of its game against Morgan Friday, but it wasn’t taking enough shots.
All that changed in the second half, and Morgan didn’t have an answer.
Sophomore Mylee Broad and junior Ryan Virgil each scored with under two minutes left in regulation and Weber overcame a 2-1 second-half deficit to knock off Morgan 4-2 Friday.
Broad’s goal gave Weber a 3-2 lead.
“The first half we possessed the game, but we didn’t take shots,” Weber coach Felipe Diaz said. “We passed too much… If you don’t take a shot you’re never going to win the game. In the second half we finally found the space and we fixed what was going wrong.”
Weber fell behind 2-1 after consecutive goals by sophomores Kazarie Kephart and Savannah VanOrden in the 49th and 57th minutes. The Warriors had taken a 1-0 lead in the 47th minute on a goal by senior McKayla Thomas that came off a corner kick.
“I just tried to make them understand that if we panic after we receive goals against, it doesn’t help,” Diaz said. “In soccer, you need to stay concentrated, you need to stay relaxed and keep playing your game. Have confidence in what you’re doing.”
Sophomore Ashton Healy equalized in the 64th minute.
Both teams were coming off wins in their respective season openers with Weber knocking off Woods Cross 3-1 on Tuesday and Morgan defeating Stansbury 5-3 on Wednesday.
ROY 2, HURRICANE 0 (THURSDAY): At St. George, Allie Scadlock scored on a cross from Katie Stimpson in the first 30 seconds of the game and Rhyan Tafoya added another goal in the first half to lead Roy to a 2-0 victory over Hurricane Thursday.
“They played really well – much better than the other day,” said Roy coach Jake Shulz, comparing the result to the 4-0 defeat to Clearfield on Tuesday. “Better organized and the defense started to click a little bit and worked together.”
OGDEN 4, JUDGE MEMORIAL 1: At Ogden, sophomore Kelsey Trudeau scored twice and Ogden dominated Judge Memorial 4-1 Friday for the Tigers’ first win of the season.
Trudeau scored in the 27th minute to give Ogden a 2-0 lead and then scored Ogden’s final goal of the game in the 74th minute.
Junior Jaimee Hansen tallied the Tigers’ first goal of the game in the 11th minute off an assist from senior Maddie White and then assisted on a goal by White in the 47th minute.
“They came out and played a lot better,” said Ogden coach Jason Steiner, comparing the result to the 3-1 defeat at the hands of Northridge on Tuesday. “We had a lot better passing to the midfield and we connected with our forwards a lot better.”
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