Wasatch outlasts Logan 3-2 on the pitch

<strong>HEBER CITY—</strong> The Logan High girl’s soccer team suffered a heartbreaking defeat Tuesday, falling to Wasatch, 3-2, in overtime after giving up a two-goal lead in the second half. 

“We just didn’t have our legs under us tonight,” Logan head coach Mitch Peterson said. “The girls were pretty wiped out. We just had a lot of breakdowns. A lot of our varsity players made mistakes that I’ve never seen them make before.”

In a back and forth affair, the Grizzlies found the back of the net a minute before the half when freshman Kanyan Ward scored on an assist from Alex Hollingsworth in the 39th minute to give Logan a 1-0 lead at the intermission.

The Grizzlies picked up where they left off to start the second half, scoring in the 41st minute when Caitlin McCuskey found Jamie Dyer for the two goal advantage.

However, it wasn’t to be as Wasatch came storming back with goals in the 51st and 70th minutes to pull even.

“We just couldn’t hold it,” Peterson said. “(It was) kind of a bad night. We had a lot of uncharacteristic defensive breakdowns, midfield breakdowns. We just couldn’t finish, I think fatigue set in after games Thursday, Friday and Saturday and then today.”

In the extra session, the Wasps completed the come-from-behind win, tallying the golden goal in the 85th minute.

Despite the loss, Peterson said he was encouraged by the team’s abilities, especially that of Taylor Horsley, who had two headers on goal that nearly put that game away. 

With the loss, Logan fell to 1-4 overall on the season, while Wasatch improved to 3-1. The Grizzlies will have a week off before region competition begins August 28th.

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