Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Uintah High School
Wasatch High School
On a blustery, cold spring day, Wasatch defeated Region 8 foe Uintah, 4-0.
There was a northwest wind in the face of Wasatch for the first half. Uintah could not capitalize on the advantage as the midfield and defense of Wasatch closed very quickly on the Utes as they gained possession. In the 9th minute, a long ball was driven up top where Jesse Lopez and and Uintah defender seemed to tangle feet about the top of the penalty box. As the ball was poked past the GK, a Uintah defender tried to save the ball from trickling over the line. As the ball reached the line, going in, the defender aides Jesse’s shot with one last push.
Up 1-0 at the half the Wasps did not allow a single shot on goal for the Uintah Utes. Jesse Lopez earned a hat trick with two more goals in the second half while Gary Lopez also scored from a header, a perfectly placed pass from his brother Jesse. Harrison Cheal continued his great play up top with an assist, along with Chandler Hendry and Joseph Jackson. T
The team played excellent soccer with the ball moving quickly around, changing the point of attack and finishing good opportunities on goal.
The defense, again stellar, was lead by Carlos Vargas and Matthias Dunn aiding Ismael Munoz with his fourth shutout.
Wasatch is now in first place in Region 8 with a 3-0 record.
Shots on goal: 6
GK saves: 0
Corner Kicks: 7
Direct Kicks: 7
Indirect Kicks: 1
Shots on goal: 0
GK saves: 2
Corner Kicks: 6
Direct Kicks: 8