Grantsville junior Whitney Wangsgard tied a Utah high school state record with eight goals as the Cowboys’ girls soccer team beat North Summit 15-2 in a non-region match Thursday in Grantsville.
Only two other girls soccer players in state history have scored eight goals in a single game. Provo’s Chandra Salmon was the first, accomplishing the feat in the Bulldogs’ 13-0 win over Payson in September 2005. Millard’s Krystyn Stevens scored eight goals in an 11-2 Eagles win against Grand in September 2010.
Wangsgard has 27 goals through the first five games of this season and 112 in her 36-game career, moving her into fourth place all-time — one goal ahead of former Stansbury star Michaela Didericksen, who scored 111 goals from 2012-15. The state record is held by Mountain View’s Shauna Rohbock, who tallied 131 goals from 1991-94. Alta’s Kealia Ohai (2006-09) and Lehi’s Amber Strode (1991-94) are tied for second all-time with 127 goals each.
Wangsgard also had three assists in Thursday’s victory for Grantsville (4-1). Freshman Sonya Scriven scored the first two goals of her high school career and McKenzie Allen had a goal and three assists.
Alyssa Roberts, Laura Sandberg, Autumn Barton and Elizabeth Whitworth each had a goal and an assist for Grantsville. Caprice Cortez and Kaylee Romney also had assists in the victory. Adalyn Enslen and Alexis Haynie split time in goal as 26 Grantsville players got playing time.
Grantsville traveled to Fillmore to face Millard in a non-region game that was not complete at press time Tuesday. The Cowboys will open Region 13 play at home Thursday against Providence Hall.