The Logan boy’s soccer team kept up with Weber for most of the game Wednesday, but a few defensive miscues proved too costly as the Grizzlies fell to the Warriors, 3-1. Dixie State recruit Jayden Bybee had two second-half goals to finish with a hat trick for the home team. Andrew Chavez scored for Logan (1-3-0) in the first half.
Aside from the critical errors that led to Bybee’s goals in the second half, Logan coach Tod Martin was pleased with the way his team played. He hopes to improve their defensive effort for Thursday’s home game against Woods Cross.
“We were able to swing the ball around really well,” Martin said. “We defended well for 86 minutes, then we just had a few lapses where we didn’t do the basics, and they were able to capitalize on them. I’d like them to get the ball off their feet so the physicality doesn’t affect them as much, and just get numbers back defensively.”
Martin said that his team has a lot of work to do to come together, but sees the Grizzlies remaining non-region games as good opportunity to do so.
“It was a very difficult game, and I’m happy that they never gave up and they kept working the entire time,” Martin said. “We knew coming in that we didn’t have a lot of experience this year. We have the talent, but we knew that if we worked hard we could get the experience and get better each and every game. We just need to keep getting better as we prepare for region.”
Logan takes on Woods Cross Thursday at 4 p.m.