Tuesday , August 20, 2013 - 1:09 AM
PLEASANT VIEW — A tough Tuesday loss helped the Weber High girls soccer team turn things around in practice and earn an impressive 2-0 victory over Bonneville on Friday afternoon in preseason action.
After a tough opening 5-1 loss to Skyline, the Warriors were ready for the Lakers.
Emma Bushell scored in the fourth minute on an assist from Skylee Schenck. Ten minutes later, goalkeeper dropped kicked the ball forward and sophomore Ryan Virgil added the second goal.
“From there, things evened out shot-wise,” Weber coach Sheena Knight said. “It was a tight battle the rest of the way.”
Pitman earned the shutout, with help from defenders McKayla Thomas and Brittany Gardiner.
“After the loss, we really worked on some things hard,” Knight said. “Today we possessed the ball much better and worked hard on being as strong and physical as we need to be.
“Nikki was awesome; she was really strong today.
Tough loss on Tuesday, worked on it. Possesse the ball much strong and physical like we need to be,” Knight said.
Weber has two preseason games next week before Region 1 play gets under way.
“It will be a competitive region; it always is,” Knight said. “We expect to be right in there.”
• SKY VIEW 10, HUNTER 1: At Smithfield, the Bobcats roughed up the 5-A Wolverines.
In other games, Layton-Hillcrest was postponed, while Spanish Fork played at Mountain Crest.
• SKYLINE 3, NORTHRIDGE 1: At Salt Lake City, Ally Daugirda scored a hat trick for the Eagles. Adrianna Arrambide scored for the Knights.
• BEAR RIVER 3, UNITAH 1: At Garland, Sadie Croney scored twice and Whitney Wilcox added a goal for the host Bears.
• PIUTE 11, ST. JOSEPH 1: At Richfield, this state 1-A tournament rematch wasn’t too close as the Jayhawks continued to struggle in the early season.
Piute scored six in the first at-bat to put St. Joseph in a hole.
David Donlevy’s double was one of two hits for the Jayhawks (0-4). Nick Gruet took the loss.
Coach Steve Mendez’s squad jumps right back into action against Manila on Monday at Ogden High, the Jayhawks’ home field this season.
Varsity coaches are encouraged to report the results of the their games by calling 801-625-4261 or 801-625-4264.
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