Thursday, September 28, 2017
Wasatch High School
Timpanogos High School
Once again, an exciting game between Wasatch and #2 ranked Timpanogos. The last time these two teams played resulted in an OT victory by the Timberwolves. The second game was very similar, with another 3-2 victory for Timpanogos.
The Wasps were pumped up and ready to play on senior day for the Timberwolves. In the 17th minute of play, Quincy Downey sent a beautiful cross to her cousin, McKell Gagon which was promptly one touched into the back of the net. Timpanogos continued to press forward but Wasatch had the run of play in the first half.
In the second half Wasatch continued their offensive push with a second goal, this time McKell Gagon to Quincy Downey from a corner kick. With a two goal lead Wasatch seemed to be on their way to victory.
In the 61st minute the Timberwolves scored their first of three rapid goals with a forward challenging three Wasatch defenders and then finished with a goal. The defense had been playing fantastic repelling each attack, either Hannah Johnston with great saves or the defenders with patience and fronting the attackers.
The Timberwolves continued with a relentless attack when a foul just outside the penalty area resulted in a fantastic goal from a direct free kick. The third goal was scored in the 67th minute similar to the first Timpanogos goal.
At that point, Wasatch began a desperate push for the tying goal. It seemed like much of the last ten minutes of the game were spent in front of the opponents goal with numerous breakaway opportunities. Each of the three final breakaways ended with the Timberwolve GK making a great save.
The players played their hearts out, only once again to finish another Region 8 game with a close loss. The players are resilient and will come out against the last Region 8 opponent Springville this next week.
The winner of senior night at Wasatch will be playing the first place team from Region 6 in the 5A State Soccer Tournament.
Shots on goal: 8
Goalkeeper Saves: 10
Corner Kicks: 2
Direct Kicks: 2
Indirect Kicks: 1
Shots on goal: 13
Corner Kicks: 7
Direct Kicks: 3
Indirect Kicks: 0