3A soccer playoffs: Warriors advance to quarterfinals; Cedar, Hurricane fall

Snow Canyon vs. Morgan, Girls Soccer 3A State Playoffs, St. George, Utah, Oct. 12, 2016, | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – Megan Weston scored a goal and had an assist to help Region 9 co-champion Snow Canyon beat Morgan 3-1 on Wednesday. The win came in the first round of the Class 3A girls soccer playoffs. The Warriors will next be at Canyon View on Saturday in the 3A Quarterfinals.

snow-canyon-logo“Compliments to Ashley Brindley for her amazing goal off my assist,” Weston said.

That goal came barely six minutes into the game. Weston got her own goal off a Samantha Lindsay throw-in with 33 minutes left in the first half.

Morgan closed within 2-1 on Regan McGreer’s goal with 12:33 remaining in the game.

Brielle Hoskins scored off Adi Melendez’ corner kick with 1:58 left to push the score to its final tally.

Snow Canyon's Megan Rodgers (00) makes a save, Snow Canyon vs. Morgan, Girls Soccer 3A State Playoffs, St. George, Utah, Oct. 12, 2016, | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News
Snow Canyon’s Megan Rodgers (00) makes a save, Snow Canyon vs. Morgan, Girls Soccer 3A State Playoffs, St. George, Utah, Oct. 12, 2016, | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Shortly before that goal, Snow Canyon goalkeeper Megan Rodgers made a save on a header from Morgan’s Haylee Gardner which could have tied the score.

“Overall, we’re a team of really talented players,” Weston said. “The whole team is what it’s all about.”

“Our girls played hard,” said SC assistant coach Brian Brough, who was in charge because head coach Kenny Kunde was serving a one-game suspension. That came about as the result of a miscommunication regarding a junior varsity game against Canyon View. The Warriors played only junior varsity players, but Canyon View reported it to the newspapers as a varsity game. That created a situation where SC had played too many games. Since a penalty of a forfeit would have affected the playoffs, the Region 9 principals sanctioned Kunde instead.

“Of Hoskins’ goal, Brough said, “She has worked hard all season and is always active.

“Credit Morgan for coming all the way down here and giving us a run,” said Brough. “We did exactly what we wanted to do, play it wide and get it inside.”

Juan Diego 4, Cedar 0

Daviana Vaka scored twice to lead the Soaring Eagle past the Lady Reds. Annamaria DiGeronimo and Heaven Kelley had the other goals.

Audrey Hall got the shutout for the Soaring Eagle, which scored its first three goals in the first 16 minutes of the game. Juan Diego, 11-5-1, will visit Park City Saturday in the state quarterfinals.

Logan 2, Hurricane 0

Abby Craig got the shutout for the Grizzlies, who advance to the quarterfinals with a 12-3-1 record. Hurricane ends the year with an 8-8-1 record, a four-win improvement from 2015.

3A Girls Soccer First Round results
Tooele 1, North Sanpete 0
Ridgeline 0, Desert Hills 0 (3-1 PK win)
Logan 2, Hurricane 0
Stansbury 8, Juab 0
Snow Canyon 3, Morgan 1
Canyon View 7, Grantsville 0
Park City 8, Richfield 0
Juan Diego 4, Cedar 0

3A Quarterfinals (Saturday)
Ridgeline (6-8-2) at Tooele (11-4-2), 1 p.m.
Stansbury (12-4-1) at Logan (12-2-1), 1 p.m.
Snow Canyon (11-6-1) at Canyon View (9-7-0), 1 p.m.
Juan Diego (10-5-1) at Park City (11-6-0), 1 p.m.

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