Three Region 9 teams emerge victorious in first-round of 3A soccer playoffs

Dixie vs. Uintah, Girls 3A State Soccer Playoffs, St. George, Utah, Oct. 15, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Dixie, Desert Hills and Cedar all survived and advanced in the first round of the 3A State Soccer Tournament Wednesday afternoon. Snow Canyon fell in a PK shootout to Juan Diego and Pine View dropped a 1-0 overtime decision to Bear River.

Cassidy Gray fights for a loose ball, Dixie vs. Uintah, Girls 3A State Soccer Playoffs,  St. George, Utah, Oct. 15, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News
Cassidy Gray fights for a loose ball, Dixie vs. Uintah, Girls 3A State Soccer Playoffs, St. George, Utah, Oct. 15, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

The defending-champion Flyers emerged from a 0-0 halftime scrum to take a 2-1 win over Uintah. Aubri Challis and Starlee Woobury each scored goal to put DHS ahead 2-1, though things got tense late with Uintah’s Lyndsey Bennion scoring late in the game. Dixie, 13-4-0, advances to the quarterfinals and will host Stansbury Saturday at 1 p.m.

Desert Hills took a 3-1 decision over visiting Morgan. Madi Hansen had the only goal of the first half, then added another after intermission. Brooklyn Lott also scored for Desert Hills. DH, 12-4-0, visits Bear River in a quarterfinal game Saturday.

Cedar downed Park City 2-1 on the Miners’ home field. The Lady Reds, 11-6-0, travel to Payson Saturday.

Snow Canyon battled Juan Diego to a scoreless tie through both halves and two overtimes. The Soaring Eagle keeper, Audrey Hall, stopped the first two SC shots, leading to the 4-1 edge and the win in the penalty kick phase of the game. SC finishes the year 11-6-0.

Pine View battled top-seeded Bear River tooth and nail, with the Bears finally breaking the scoreless tie on a Sadie Croney goal midway through the second half. Thye Panthers end the year 6-11-0.

The 3A playoff bracket is here.

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