Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Sky View High School
Wasatch High School
Skyview visited long time pre-season opponent Wasatch. Both programs have done well over the years in their respective regions. This year Skyview will now be in the new 4A classification while Wasatch moved to 5A. It has never mattered what classification either school has been in, all matches have been competitive and close over the last ten years.
Tuesday’s match was just like all the previous ones. Competitive, exciting, and always with a thrilling ending. At the conclusion of 80 minutes, the score was a 1-1 tie. An excellent result for a pre-season meeting.
Wasatch scored early when Jaimi Hall, playing the center back, sent a long ball over the top of the defense, deep in the Bobcat’s defensive half. It bounced just in front of the goalkeeper, that was playing out near the top of the eighteen, and as she turned to gather the ball before going in the goal, Addy Larsen tapped it in goal by following up the play.
Halftime score was 1-0 for Wasatch.
Skyview then came out with a little more aggression and physicality. It was a back and forth match, each team having opportunities to score but each goalie made some good saves. Fifteen minutes into the second half Wasatch fouled a Skyview forward just outside the penalty box resulting in a free kick straight on goal. The Skyview player scored from a perfectly placed free kick tying up the score. It looked like the Bobcats would score again but the Wasp defense came up with some good stops.
The momentum shifted to the Wasps the last ten minutes but despite good opportunities, a goal was not realized.
With some injuries and bumps and bruises for both teams, it remained a tie. Both schools’ coaches are looking toward next year’s match to settle the score.
Shots on goal: 3
GK saves: 4
Corner kicks: 4
Direct kicks: 5
Indirect kicks: 2
Shots on goal: 6
GK saves: 3
Corner kicks: 7
Direct kicks: 4
Indirect kicks: 1