ST. GEORGE — Snow Canyon sophomore Angel Muniz scored the game-winning goal with only seconds left, securing the win over Pine View 3-2.
Warrior senior Chase Jenkins dribbled the ball down the left side, when Pine View keeper came out to challenge, stopped Jenkins but ended up bobbling the ball.
“All I did was attack the goalie and the next thing I know the ball is about to go out of bounds and I needed to get it to the middle,” Jenkins said. “I saw Angel out of the back and I just wanted to get it to the middle to him.”
After Jenkins came out with the ball after the keeper lost control, he passed the ball to the middle in front of the goal, hoping that Muniz or some other Warrior could pass the ball into the goal.
Muniz sprinted down the field, sensing the opportunity and pummeled the ball into the back of the net with only minutes left on the clock.
“I just didn’t even know what happened I was so excited,” Muniz said. “All I was thinking was get it on frame, and then I saw it go in.”
The entire game came with highs and lows for both teams. Pine View started off the game with a goal from Michael Wade, his fourth goal of the season, in the fourth minute on a breakaway, giving his team the early lead.
Both teams each were given penalty kicks, Snow Canyon in the 10th minute and Pine View in the 23rd minute, both attempts being blocked by their respective keepers.
In the 30th minute Warrior senior captain Navy Dalton scored an equalizer with a strong header to the back of net.
Snow Canyon then found their momentum and put in a second goal from sophomore Branson Stafford, gaining the lead in the 44th minute, shortly after start of the second half. Stafford traveled down the left wing and with his outside foot shot the ball which crossed the goal and ricocheted off the right inside post and into the goal.
After the goal, Pine View started to play with more urgency. With only three minutes left in the game, Panther Federico Resendis scored an equalizer with a strong, well struck ball, that soared brilliantly to the upper right netting of the goal.
With only seconds left in regulation, Muniz scored the game-winner snatching the win from Pine View.
“There were a lot of lows and highs,” said Snow Canyon head coach Isaac Klingonsmith. “Overall, it was a good team effort. We gave it all we had and Pine View is a great team. They’re going to have our number now and they are going to be tough to beat next time at their home.”
Pine View will face Canyon View on the road on Tuesday at 4 p.m. and Snow Canyon will stay at home to play Hurricane on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Cedar 6, Canyon View 0
The Redmen offense stole the show with Brock Shipp scoring twice and Jeff Rogers, Jonny Brower, Michael Briana and Noah Hill each adding a goal. Court Einfeldt and Kaeland Osborne shared the shut out as keepers for Cedar.
Next up for Cedar is Desert Hills on the road Tuesday at 7 p.m. while Canyon View will take on Pine View at home on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Dixie 1, Hurricane 0 (2 OT)
With only three minutes left in the second overtime period Flyer player Alex Green found the net, granting his team a victory 1-0 on Thursday. Dixie keeper Hayden Mathews earned a shut out, his third of the season.
Both teams have Snow Canyon next on their schedules. Hurricane will play first at Warrior field on Tuesday at 7 p.m. followed by Dixie on Flyer field on Friday at 7 p.m.
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