Girls soccer team defeats South Summit, loses to Manti
by Robin Willscheidt
Contributing Writer
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Hannah Rice moves the ball downfield for the Lady Devils during Grand’s 6-0 loss to Manti on Sept. 17.
Photo by Jeff Richards
Hannah Rice moves the ball downfield for the Lady Devils during Grand’s 6-0 loss to Manti on Sept. 17. Photo by Jeff Richards
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The Grand County High School girl’s varsity soccer team had a mixed week, suffering a loss to Manti on Tuesday, Sept. 17 and claiming victory over South Summit two days later.

The Sept. 17 home game pitted the Lady Devils against the Manti Lady Templars, and Grand came out on the short end, losing by the score of 6-0.

“The girls just needed to figure out what they needed to do,” coach Mike Camps said of the Manti match.

Lady Devil team captain Caitlin Pfnister said the team just couldn’t find its stride against the Lady Templars.

“We didn’t come out with any intensity. We were very flat and just continued to play like that the whole game,” said Pfnister, a junior at GCHS.

The Lady Devils were down 3-0 at halftime against a tough Manti team.

“[Manti] came out and scored very quickly,” said Pfnister, “and some of the girls began to think that they didn’t have a shot anymore.”

On Thursday, Sept. 19, the Lady Devil’s found redemption in a road match against the South Summit Lady Wildcats. Grand won that match with a final score of 2-1.

The Lady Devils took control of the game early on and ended halftime with a 2-0

“That was a good game,” coach Camps said. “The girls came ready to play.”

Pfinster said the Lady Devils had to overcome playing on an unfamiliar field surface and showed a lot of heart throughout the match.

“When we came out, the field was all turf, and we weren’t used to that. We stretched quickly so that we could have more time to practice,” Pfnister said. “In the end the girls came ready to win. That desire to win really showed. We talked and moved as a team. We fought for the ball and didn’t give up on it.”

Skyla Sheldon, a sophomore, and Shaylee Dalton, a senior, scored both goals for the Lady Devils. Abbie Camps defended the field as Grand’s goalie.

The GCHS junior varsity girls had opposite results, winning against Manti on Sept. 17 by the score of 4-1 and losing 3-1 on Sept. 19 to South Summit.

“The game against Manti was great,” Pfnister said. “The girls really pulled together as a team.”

The Lade Devils were scheduled to play North Sevier on Tuesday, Sept. 24 in Moab and are scheduled to travel to Gunnison for a game on Thursday, Sept. 26.

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