Thursday , September 21, 2017 - 8:50 PM
LAYTON — An accidental golden goal is still a golden goal.
Sophomore Abbi Sanford lofted a ball from about 40 yards out that turned out to be the game-winner midway through the second period of extra time and Fremont defeated Northridge 3-2 on a blustery Thursday afternoon.
“I thought it was going to hit the crossbar or something,” said Sanford, who admitted she was merely trying to send it into the box for someone else to finish.
Did she know, at any point, as she saw the ball travel toward the goal that it was going to go in?
“When it went in, I did,” she said simply, before breaking out in laughter.
How did it feel to win a game in such exciting fashion?
“Lit,” she said before again breaking out in laughter.
The victory avenged Fremont’s loss to Northridge earlier in the season while powering the Silver Wolves past the Knights in the Region 1 standings. Fremont now has 16 points with the potential for 25 by the end of the season while Northridge has 15 with the potential for 24.
“It was a huge win,” Fremont coach Kelly Parke said. “I told these girls every game from here on out could be deciding for second or watching the playoffs from home, so three points is really big right now.”
Fremont survived a pair of Kendell Petersen goals. The BYU commit scored less than a minute into each half, her 10th and 11th goals of the season. Petersen has scored seven of Northridge’s eight goals in its last three games.
Sidney East scored Fremont’s first goal of the game in the 24th minute, capitalizing on a corner kick by Ambree Gibson. The Silver Wolves equalized again in the 69th minute following another corner kick when Sierra Thornock took the corner and Brynlee Meyerhoffer punched it in.
LAYTON 5, CLEARFIELD 0
LAYTON — Layton took a 2-0 lead into halftime and added three second-stanza scores in the region win.
Abbee Smith and Kinlee McMillan scored in the first half for Layton (7-4-1, 4-2-1 Region 1). McMillan’s goal came off an Ashley Arnes corner kick. Brynlee Roberts, McMillan and Atley Thompson scored in the second half, with Roberts assisting Thompson on a cross.
Meg Edwards posted the clean sheet in goal.
Clearfield dropped to 1-10-1 overall, 0-8 in region play.
GREEN CANYON 3, BEAR RIVER 0
GARLAND — Green Canyon (5-3-3, 2-3-1 Region 12) scored twice in the first half and shut out Bear River (2-9, 0-6) in the region contest.
MORGAN 4, JUDGE MEMORIAL 3
MORGAN — Morgan broke a 2-2 halftime tie with two second-half scores to capture the Region 13 tilt.
Morgan (7-5, 5-0 Region 13) got two scores each from Logan Duran and Rhylee Freeman.
Judge Memorial (4-5, 3-2) couldn’t match Morgan’s second-half surge.
BOUNTIFUL 2, VIEWMONT 1
BOUNTIFUL — After a scoreless first half, Bountiful found the back of the net twice in the second stanza for the region victory.
Ashley Wilkinson and Keira Morrell scored for Bountiful (7-5, 3-3 Region 5).
Viewmont (8-3-2, 4-2) got a goal from Sailor Uffens.
SYRACUSE 4, WEBER 1
SYRACUSE — Weber took a 1-0 halftime lead, then Syracuse scored four goals in the second stanza for the region win.
Caroline Stringfellow, Savannah Allen, Kelsey Steed and Ashlyn Hall each scored for Syracuse (12-1, 8-1 Region 1).
Natalie Davis netted the lone goal for Weber (3-7-3, 1-6-1).
WOODS CROSS 2, BOX ELDER 0
BRIGHAM CITY — Woods Cross scored once in each half in the shutout win at Box Elder.
Woods Cross (7-1-4, 4-0-1 Region 5) got goals from Sara Noel and Emma Bronson. Rachel Noel earned the shutout.
Box Elder fell to 4-5-3, 1-4-1 in the region.
ST. JOSEPH 5, APA-WEST VALLEY 0
OGDEN — St. Joseph took a 2-0 halftime lead then ran away from American Preparatory Academy-West Valley for the region win.
Gracie Fergus booted both first-half goals for the Jayhawks (4-6, 4-3 2-A North). Syd Brown, Sophie Bokinskie and Emma Morgan each found the back of the net in the second.
Ashley Spratlen (first half) and Fergus (second half) shared the shutout.
APA-DRAPER 4, UTAH MILITARY 2
RIVERDALE — Utah Military Academy took a 1-0 halftime lead but American Preparatory Academy-Draper (5-3, 5-2 2-A North) scored four times in the second half for the region win Wednesday.
Utah Military (1-5, 0-4) got goals from Haley Slater and Gabby Faulkner.
OGDEN 2, TOOELE 0
TOOELE — Ogden scored a goal in each half and kept Tooele off the scoreboard for the Region 11 win Wednesday.
Aleah Knowles booted the first goal for the Tigers (9-3, 7-2 Region 11) in the 15th minute on a Lana McCurry assist. Alysia Butters completed the scoring in the 65th minute.
Allison Collinwood earned the clean sheet in goal.
Tooele dropped to 4-8 overall, 2-7 in region play.
BONNEVILLE 6, JUAN DIEGO 1
DRAPER — Bonneville scored four first-half goals on the way to the region road win Wednesday.
Isabel Togisala scored two goals for Bonneville (9-1-1, 7-0 Region 11). Jaycee Stein, Karly Conolly, Katelyn Fletcher and Abby Kunzler each scored once for the Lakers.
Juan Diego (4-9, 4-5) scored its lone goal in the second half.
Justin Johnson contributed to score roundups.
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