Lady Devils’ soccer squad drop final region game to Manti on the road
by Aidan Guzman-Newton
The Times-Independent
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Sophmore defender Kyha Gritts pushes her way in front of a Manti defender to reach the ball. 		   Photo by Kenny Kirkham
Sophmore defender Kyha Gritts pushes her way in front of a Manti defender to reach the ball. Photo by Kenny Kirkham
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The Grand County High School girls’ soccer team lost their only match last week, 7-0, while away at Manti on Oct. 3.

The loss concludes the regular season for the girls’ team, with a 3A Region South record of 2-1-7.

The squad had an incredibly tough game against Manti; the Lady Templars are currently the top-ranked team among all of 3A teams in the state.

The Lady Devils were simply not playing at their best last week as they had trouble completing passes and making any opportunities to score. Manti had no trouble capitalizing on Grand’s weakness and taking every opportunity they could to score.

The Lady Devils played a clearly better first half and almost kept up pace with Manti, excluding a couple of blunders that led to eventual goals for the Templars. Grand ended the first half with a score of 3-0 in Manti’s favor.

The second half turned out to be much worse for Grand as Manti’s offense had no trouble working around the Lady Devil defense and taking multiple shots on substitute goalkeeper Josie Camps. Camps is still filling in for Lady Devil starting goalkeeper Veda Gritts, who is still injured. Camps performed very well at keeper, saving the majority of shots taken by the Lady Templar offense.

The Lady Devils’ first playoff game was on Wednesday, Oct. 11 against Juab. Scores for this game were not available in time for print and will be reported in the Oct. 19 edition of The Times-Independent.


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