Bear River scored three quick goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half to defeat Stansbury 3-1 Thursday at Stansbury Park.
The Stallions struck first 20 minutes into the game when Taylor Johansen worked hard to find the net after just missing a goal with a header two minutes earlier. The Stallions had several other chances to score goals in both halves, but came away with only one goal for the match
Both teams threatened to score at about the same rate throughout the contest. Stansbury coach Brandon Anderson was displeased with the officiating.
“I don’t usually like to talk about it, but in the first half 90 percent of the calls went against us. All I ask for is some consistency in officiating. The officiating was ruining any momentum we had. Call after call went against us and it slowed down the game and was frustrating. Let kids play the game or call it equally,” Anderson said.
“Still the loss falls on our shoulders. We lost our shape (positioning) on the field and that worked against us,” the coach said.
Stansbury will limp into today’s game at Tooele. Two Stallions starters, Josh Gallegos and Josh Meyer, injured ankles in the Region 11 battle against the Bears.
After the match at Tooele, the Stallions travel to Morgan on Friday.