<strong>LOGAN—</strong> It’s hard to bounce back from a 3-1 loss. It’s even harder if you have to do it the very next day, but the Logan Grizzlies did just that.
After falling to the Weber Warriors Wednesday, the Logan Grizzlies beat Woods Cross 1-0 in their second game in as many days. Jose Beto Rincon scored just two minutes into the game for the Grizzlies and goalkeeper Sean Lyne got the clean sheet to bring home the win.
“I thought we played a good game,” Logan head coach Tod Martin said. “That is back-to-back games against two quality teams. It’s early in the season so to go back-to-back is tough, especially where yesterday’s game was a physical game so I feel good that we were able to come out with a win.”
It didn’t take long for Logan to threaten the Woods Cross goal. Just 25 seconds into play the Grizzly strikers used some precise passing to penetrate the Woods Cross defense and get a shot that went just wide.
Just a couple minutes later, Rincon received a pass in front of the goal with a defender on him and the goalkeeper on his way out. Rincon quickly flicked the ball up over the keeper’s head and sent the shot into the back of the wide-open net.
The Wildcats showed some frustration in the 25th minute as the Woods Cross players began fighting with each other after four WX defenders struggled to take the ball from a lone Logan forward. The Grizzlies controlled possession throughout the first half with patience, crisp passing and engaging defense. Woods Cross struggled to push the ball past midfield without Logan immediately taking the ball away.
“We made adjustments defensively,” Martin said. “I also think they didn’t have anybody up top that was as dangerous as Jaden Bybee. So with that we were able to get numbers back. So the adjustments we made and having Woods Cross lack as good of a striker up top helped us defensively today.”
Bybee is the Weber senior who scored a hat trick against the Grizzlies just one day prior.
“We were talking a lot more today,” Lyne said. “Yesterday we weren’t talking at all, we just weren’t communicating with each other. Today we were able to get our guys back and make sure we had all their guys marked.”
Logan improves to 2-3 on the season but has yet to score more than one goal in a match this year. The Grizzlies travel to Box Elder Thursday, March 28, to begin Region 5 action.