Hawks swoop on Devils in second half
by Greg Knight
The Times-Independent
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Red Devil junior Jaxen Saunders (No. 12) goes up against North Sanpete’s Luis Cruz last week at home.		         Photo by Greg Knight
Red Devil junior Jaxen Saunders (No. 12) goes up against North Sanpete’s Luis Cruz last week at home. Photo by Greg Knight

​ Despite leading North Sanpete 1-0 at halftime — and scoring two more goals in the second half — the Red Devil boys soccer team could not overcome a four-goal flurry by the Hawks in the second half to drop a 3A Region game, 4-3.

​ The first goal for Grand came in the opening minutes of the first half when freshman Rafe Saunders took an assist from senior Deklynd Chant to find the back of the net and give the Red Devils a 1-0 lead.

​ Grand County junior Juan Gonzalez found two more goals in the second half, with another assist coming from Chant. North Sanpete, however, found the goal a total of four times, with Hawks sophomore Luis Rodriguez scoring two against Red Devil keeper Jacob Shumway, and Carlos Navarro and Parker Lee each adding a goal in favor of the Hawks.

​ In all, Shumway faced seven shots-on-goal, recording three saves. Grand County logged eight shots-on-goal.

​ The loss drops Grand County to fourth place in region with a 4-4 record among Region 15 teams, and a 4-4 record overall.

​ The Red Devils will host South Sevier on Thursday, April 26 at 4 p.m. in the final regular season game of the year. The first round of playoff action is set to begin Wednesday, May 3 at a yet-to-be-determined location.

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