Girls soccer: Flyers lead charge as Region 9 goes 3-0

Dixie's Vanessa Bonilla (10), Dixie vs. Delta, Girls Soccer, Aug. 12, 2016, | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – Swarming around the goal mouth like angry bees, Dixie scored three goals in eight minutes en route to an 8-0 win over Delta in girls soccer on Friday night.

dixie-logoStarlee Woodbury started the scoring on a breakaway three minutes into the game. Kennedy Warnick followed with a corner kick that sailed directly into the goal with 32 minutes to go. Kelcee Call kicked in a rebound off a Warnick shot with 29 minutes to go.

Warnick addded another goal on another breakaway. Madee McNary got a goal in the final minute.

Dixie's Starlee Woodbury (23), Dixie vs. Delta, Girls Soccer, Aug. 12, 2016, | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News
Dixie’s Starlee Woodbury (23), Dixie vs. Delta, Girls Soccer, Aug. 12, 2016, | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Lindsey Barben got one second-half goal and Elizabeth Durrant added the final two to cut the match short. Eleven different players took shots.

“I think we’ve quite a bit of depth and I think Delta got tired trying to run their defense,” said Dixie coach Burt Myers.

Dixie’s defense also played well, keeping the Rabbits at bay.

“I dont think my goalie (Mashaun Estridge) touched the ball,” Myers said. “Actually she did a couple of times, but not on shots.

Myers said experience is key for his team this year.

“We have everybody back on defense,” he said. “I was happy with all 26 girls. I was very happy and content with the way we moved the ball.”

At halftime, members of the 2006 state championship team were recognized.

Desert Hills 3, Westlake 1

Drew Morby, Kodee Bracken and MaKayla Lewis scored for the Thunder.

desert-hills-logoDesert Hills and Westlake played head to head most of the first half. It took Desert Hills a little time to get used to the grass field and to each other, being their first game of the season. For Westlake, this was their fourth home game already this year.

Desert Hills possessed the ball and created several opportunities to get off shots.

The DH Thunder finally connected and scored the first goal with five minutes left in the half on a Morby 35-yard chip shot that hung up in the air against the wind and landed perfectly in the upper corner of the net.

Three minutes later, Westlake tied the game up just before the half.

In the second half, Desert Hills dominated the play and was able to score as both the starting outside wings were able to knock one in. The first goal came eight minutes into the second half with a line drive shot that just sailed past the keeper.  At the 10-minute mark, Bracken made a similar shot from the opposite side, making it 3-1.

Snow Canyon 2, Aztec, N.M 0

Addy Melendez and Ellie Christensen scored as the Warriors eased to victory.

snow-canyon-logo“We played pretty good,” said coach Kenny Kunde. “We controlled the pace and the possession.”

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