Mountain Crest High School girl’s soccer faced off against
their third opponent of the week and their second in two days when the
Hurricane Tigers came to Hyrum. The Mustangs were hanging on to a two game win
streak but as it’s early in the season were looking to get back into shape.
“We’ve got a ton of subs and when I sub I don’t feel like I’m
losing anything,” Mountain Crest head coach Dennis Giles said. “Today we tried a lot of sophomores and got
them an opportunity to get in the game. It’s the preseason if we have to
sacrifice a win to get some girls some experience then that’s okay.”
The Mustangs didn’t have to sacrifice a win. They beat
Hurricane 2-0 and recorded their third shut-out of the week.
The Tigers got some scoring chances early but Mountain Crest
settled into their game and controlled the ball on their end of the field.
“For the first ten minutes I thought ‘oh my gosh, these guys
can play the game,’ and they played really hard,” Giles said. “Once we got
going and got our wheels under us we figured it out.”
The Mustangs tallied a goal in each half. Goal number one
came late in the first period Shantel Crosby worked the ball inside and scored
from five yards out.
The second came in the right hand corner when Randi Davis
gave Mountain Crest a two goal cushion in the second period. The Mustangs were patient
and worked the ball to create many scoring opportunities.
“We possessed the
ball better, moved the ball better, got up to peoples feet like we’ve been
working on and we got opportunities to score,” Giles said. “We created
(opportunities) we are creating more and more and more and the kids are
starting to get there.”
<em>Photos by Curtis Ripplinger</em>