Girls soccer: Peregrina hat trick leads Ogden over Ben Lomond 6-0
OGDEN — Before a corner kick in the 57th minute, Ogden forward Neveah Peregrina looked at a group of spectators nearby and asked, “Hey, should I try and score?”
Upon the fans’ encouragement, she said, “I’ll curve it, but not yet.” Then, rather than volleying to the goal box, she checked it off a teammate, crossed right, and launched a long shot that bent perfectly into the net.
The goal capped off a hat trick for the wildly confident sophomore as Ogden High girls soccer prevailed 6-0 over Ben Lomond on Wednesday afternoon, on the road against their Harrison Boulevard neighbors.
The Tigers took a 2-0 lead into halftime in a competitive half, but they blew the doors off the Scots in the second half with four goals, two of them in the first two minutes after halftime.
“The first half, we were a little slow,” Ogden head coach Ryan Robinson said. “The second half, we came out determined to play our best, and I think the energy in the game picked up. That was the difference in the game for sure.”
Peregrina’s hat trick led the Tigers, who have now won their fourth straight game. Senior Tori Kalista was impressive for the Tigers as well, scoring two goals.
Leading an aggressive offense all game long, Peregrina cut through the Scots in the sixth minute to put Ogden on the board first with a side-footed bump off an assist.
Ogden’s two-minute microburst after halftime, shared between Peregrina and Kalista, gave the Tigers a 4-0 lead and effectively put the game away, securing Ogden’s seventh win of the season and moving them to 4-0 in Region 13.
“We weren’t as good on offense as we usually are,” Ben Lomond head coach Sarah Espinoza said. “That would have relieved a lot of pressure on our defense.”
The Scots fell to 4-6 overall with a 2-2 mark in Region 13.
Ogden will play host to the defending 3A champions next Monday when Morgan comes to town. Ben Lomond will go on the road next Monday to face South Summit.