Soccer roundup: Thunder nab Dixie again, grab share of lead

DH's Tanner Browning (19) celebrates with teammates after his second-half goal vs. the Flyers, Dixie at Desert Hills, St. George, Utah, April 5, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – Friday night the Desert Hills Thunder grabbed a share of first place in Region 9 with a 2-0 whitewashing of the Dixie Flyers at Thunder Stadium.

Thunder midfielder Spencer Rhoton toes the ball, Dixie at Desert Hills, St. George, Utah, April 5, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Thunder midfielder Spencer Rhoton toes the ball, Dixie at Desert Hills, St. George, Utah, April 5, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

No one would blame Dixie if the Flyers said they didn’t want to schedule Desert Hills anymore. Against the rest of Region 9, the Flyers are 5-0 and have out-scored opponents 10-1. Against the Thunder, Dixie is 0-2 and has been out-scored 3-0.

Vincent Enfield shut Dixie out for the second time this season and the Thunder got second-half goals from Tanner Browning and Chase Thompson.

Dixie goal keeper Tristan Cowles had only allowed one goal in the last five matches before Friday.

The two teams are in a deadlock atop the region now with 15 team points apiece. Both are three points ahead of third-place Pine View.

The Flyers, 7-4-1 overall, had their five-game winning streak snapped with the loss. Dixie plays Hurricane Tuesday night at Walt Brooks Stadium.

The Thunder, 8-2-1 overall, have won two straight since been buried 4-0 by Pine View. Desert Hills has Tuesday off and plays at Cedar next Friday.

Pine View 3, Hurricane 2

The Panthers got a huge road win as Braden Johnston scored two goals and Shaen Gass added another. It was a revenge win for Pine View, which lost 2-1 to the Tigers eawrlier in the year. PV also keeps pace (three points back) with Dixie and Desert Hills in the region race. The Panthers are 4-5-0 overall, but 4-3-0 in region play. Pine View battles Snow Canyon Tuesday at Panther Stadium.

Hurricane, which got goals from Koy Gubler and Zack Wolsleger, fell to 6-4-1 overall and 3-3-1 in region, still good enough for 10 points and a tie for fourth in region play. The Tigers play at Dixie Tuesday night.

Snow Canyon 2, Canyon View 0

Tyson Brough and the Warriors defense earned the shutout, SC’s second in region play and third of the year. Navy Dalton and Stephen Kleiner each scored for the Warriors, breaking a three-game losing streak.

The Warriors, 3-6-1 overall and 3-3-1 in region, play at Pine View Tuesday.

The Falcons, 2-9-0 overall and 0-7-0 in region, look for their first win at home vs. Cedar Tuesday.

Dixie's Alex Green (left) tries to get one past DH keeper Vincent Enfield Friday night, Dixie at Desert Hills, St. George, Utah, April 5, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Dixie’s Alex Green (left) tries to get one past DH keeper Vincent Enfield Friday night, Dixie at Desert Hills, St. George, Utah, April 5, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
DH's Tanner Browning (19) squeezes past Dixie keeper Tristan Cowles in the second half Friday night, Dixie at Desert Hills, St. George, Utah, April 5, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
DH’s Tanner Browning (19) squeezes a shot past Dixie keeper Tristan Cowles in the second half Friday night, Dixie at Desert Hills, St. George, Utah, April 5, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Heavy action in the box for Dixie keeper Tristan Cowles (00), Dixie at Desert Hills, St. George, Utah, April 5, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Heavy action in the box for Dixie keeper Tristan Cowles (00), Dixie at Desert Hills, St. George, Utah, April 5, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

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DH's Tanner Browning (19) celebrates with teammates after his second-half goal vs. the Flyers, Dixie at Desert Hills, St. George, Utah, April 5, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
DH’s Tanner Browning (19) celebrates with teammates after his second-half goal vs. the Flyers, Dixie at Desert Hills, St. George, Utah, April 5, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

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