Grand’s first goal was scored by sophomore Koby Sobremesana on a penalty kick in the first half. Richfield later came back to tie the game with a goal by Noah Mesi. But with about 10 minutes left in the contest, Sobremesana struck again, weaving through multiple defenders to kick a shot from the right side into the net. The Red Devils held on to win, giving Grand a 6-6 final region record and the No. 4 spot in the 2A East division.
With the victory, Grand earned a date at the state playoffs, which are scheduled to get underway Wednesday, May 1 at the home fields of the higher-seeded schools.
The Red Devils will travel to Ogden to take on the 2A Central division’s top team, the St. Joseph Jayhawks, at 4 p.m. St. Joseph has a 9-0 record in region play this season, having scored 40 goals over those nine games while only allowing opponents to score four.
The 2A state soccer tournament is single-elimination. The second-round games are scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 4, also at the home fields of the higher-seeded schools.