<strong>BRGIHAM CITY –</strong> In an exiting girls soccer match on Thursday afternoon, Sky View put together a strong second half against an aggressive Box Elder team. The Bobcats then hung on to win 3-2 in dramatic fashion.
“We are peaking at the right time,” Sky View coach Doyle Geddes said. “I’m real proud of the way we played today. We made plays when we had to.”
In a match that didn’t see any scoring in the first half, the second half was a battle between two teams fighting for playoff position with one game remaining.
Sky View scored goals from Madison Siddoway and Jordan Brown to start the second half to put the Bobcats up 2-0. Box Elder responded by converting on a controversial place kick to make it 2-1.
Brenna Porter then made it 3-1 for the Bobcats when she found the back of the net.
Box Elder again answered quickly when they scored in the 67th minute to cut the deficit to 3-2.
The Bobcats, however, were able to protect the one goal lead and preserve the win.
“It was a nail biter down the stretch,” Geddes said. “It was an exciting match, probably a bit more dramatic than it should have been but we are excited with the outcome.”
With the win, it makes the Bobcats a lock for the second seed in the playoffs that start a week from Tuesday. More importantly, the win means Sky View will be at home to start the state tournament.
“We’ve had a lot of great matches lately,” Geddes said. “It was another strong outing and we like where we stand heading into the playoffs.”
Sky View will finish its season against Mountain Crest next week and then prepare for the playoffs.
LAKERS 2, MUSTANGS 0
Bonneville scored one goal in each half and held Mountain Crest scoreless to remain unbeaten in Region 5 action Thursday. The loss was the Mustangs third loss in a row, with the losing streak coming at the worst possible time.
With only one game remaining in the regular season, Mountain Crest has fallen into third place in the Region 5 standings. Meanwhile, surging Sky View has vaulted MC into the No. 2 spot. With Thursday’s loss to the Lakers, Mountain Crest cannot get that No. 2 spot back – even with a win at Sky View on Oct. 2.
<strong>ROYALS 4, GRIZZLIES 0</strong>
Brittany Scadlock scored three goals and Roy jumped on Logan early, going up 3-0 in the first half, on the way to the Royals second Region 5 victory.
Logan was never able to get anything going against the Royals who have won two of their past three games after starting the season 0-12. With the loss, Logan falls to 3-5-1 in the Region 5 standings and is currently on the outside looking in at the No. 4 position.
The Grizzlies close the regular season on Oct. 2 with a home game aganst Box Elder.