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MHS Boys’ Soccer kicks off season in St. George

Mar 16, 2023 11:36AM ● By Nathan Howe

Garrett Grow plays for MHS in the game versus Juab on March 10.

The Morgan High soccer team kicked off their season this last weekend in St. George. They played three games against Emery, Juab and Snow Canyon. The first game was Thursday against Emery. JV won 9-0, blowing Emery out of the water. Varsity took home the win with a score of 7-1.

Friday’s games were played against Juab at Desert Hills High School. JV had another blowout game with a score of 8-0 mercy ruling Juab’s JV team. Varsity, unfortunately, lost 2-1 in a very close match. Their goal was scored by Owen Tolman. Tolman was awarded a penalty kick very late in the game and pounded the shot right past the goalie.

The final game was on Saturday against Snow Canyon High School. JV wasn’t so lucky this time, and they barely squeaked out the win with a 1-0 game. The JV match was very tight, and both teams put up an amazing battle.

Varsity was a whole different story. The action was back and forth the whole game, with lots of crazy shots by the offense and tons of good defensive stops. Tyson Adams was the goal scorer for Morgan, with an assist from Rory Williams. The game ended up 1-1, but they went into overtime. It was the “golden goal” rule where once one team scored, the game was over.

Three minutes into overtime, head coach Seth Wallace decided to put in senior striker Cooper Castro. Within about one minute of Castro entering the match, Beau Johnson crossed a ball right to Cooper’s feet, and he scored, ending the game 2-1 for a Morgan win.

Head coach Seth Wallace shared with the team. “Good preseason games, boys! Let's take this mentality into the regular season and win games.”

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