Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 30, 2022
Sports Wrap – March 30, 2022

Schedule

Soccer

Tooele at Payson March 30

Uintah at Stansbury March 30

Grantsville at South Summit March 31

Cottonwood at Tooele April 1

Stansbury at Hillcrest April 1

Stanbury at Cedar Valley April 4

Grantsville at Layton Christian April 5

Baseball

Grantsville at Ogden March 30

Tooele at Stansbury March 31

Ogden at Grantsville April 1

Tooele at Hillcrest April 5

Stansbury at Payson April 5

South Summit at Grantsville April 5

Grantsville at South Summit April 6

Softball

Providence Hall at Grantsville March 30

Tooele at Payson March 31

Stansbury at Cedar Valley March 31

Tooele at Grantsville April 6

Grantsville Girls Golf

The Cowboys sit in second place in Region 13 standings after three matches with the Morgan Trojans first, Ogden third, South Summit fourth, Ben Lomond fifth and LCA sixth.

Grantsville’s Makena Bohman has led the way so far with rounds of 98, 90 and 93. Hailie Fraser has fired 100, 103, and 120. Alivia Jefferies shot her best round on Thursday with 99. She also has rounds of 102 and 104. Skylar Ekins’ best round of the year was 101. Others on the roster include Lindsey Brown, Riley McBride, Bailee Landon, Brooklyn Berret and Nikki Dong.

Final 4

Saturday, April 2

Villanova vs. Kansas 4:09 p.m.

North Carolina vs. Duke 6:49 p.m.

Monday, April 4 TBD

Jazz lose at Dallas

Without four rotation players, including multiple centers, the Jazz found themselves extremely short handed in a 114-100 loss to Dallas on Sunday night — a game with massive postseason implications

Just minutes before tipoff, it was announced that three-time defensive player of the year Rudy Gobert would miss Sunday’s vital showdown in Texas.

With no Gobert to protect the paint and no Bojan Bogdanovic, Utah’s second-leading scorer, to stretch the defense, it meant the Jazz were going to be without two key components on both ends of the court.

Despite being massively shorthanded, Utah showed a lot of heart and a lot of fight before falling 114-100 to Dallas on Sunday night. With the loss, the Jazz moved into the No. 5 spot in the NBA standings, one game behind the No. 4 Mavericks and one game ahead of No. 6 Denver.

“The biggest thing is I thought we competed,” head coach Quin Snyder said postgame. “It was one of those times you come in after a loss and are proud of the team. I thought our guys dug in, I thought we battled. If we keep doing that, get some guys healthy and keep that mindset, that’s the key thing for us to take from this.”

Jazz Schedule

Lakers at Jazz March 31

Jazz at Golden State April 2

Memphis at Jazz April 5

Oklahoma City at Jazz April 6

RSL falls short

Real Salt Lake (3-1-1, 10 points) fell 1-0 to Sporting Kansas City, ending the team’s season-opening four-game unbeaten streak. Despite injuries realized just prior to each half’s kickoff, RSL and KC remained scoreless until the game’s 81st minute, when KC Captain Jonny Russell provided what proved to be the game-winner.

In the moments before the match began, Head Coach Pablo Mastroeni was forced to make a late change to his lineup, starting rookie MF Jasper Löffelsend in place of the injured DF Johan Kappelhof, whose calf tightened up during pre-game warmups. This change saw the team move from three defenders in the back to the more traditional four-back setup.

In his first start of the season, FW Jonathan Menendez nearly opened his scoring account in the fifth minute, breaking through two defenders to go one-on-one with KC ‘keeper Tim Melia, but a kick-save kept it out of the net. In the 28th minute, it seemed as if Menendez would have another shot at goal, when FW Sergio Cordova played a short pass across the face of goal to an unmarked Menendez, but a defender intercepted the offering and cleared it out of bounds.

DF Erik Holt found himself looking at goal in the 42nd minute when Cordova headed it down into his path, but Melia once again was able to make the save. Despite continued pressure from both sides, the first half ended with Sporting KC having the majority of simple possession in first 45:00, and RSL having more dangerous opportunities with counter attacks, but the score still deadlocked at 0-0.

Coming back from the halftime break, Homegrown DF Jaziel Orozco made his professional and Claret-and-Cobalt debut as a second-half substitution for Holt, whose left foot plantar fasciitis forced another unexpected substitution.

Sporting Kansas City began to gain momentum in the second stanza, pushing for goal with several opportunities right out of the gate. In the 61st minute, RSL GK Zac MacMath was forced to make a point-blank save to preserve the scoreline. Menendez, yet again, almost gave RSL the lead in the 62nd minute, sprinting half the distance to goal, beating two defenders for a clear shot, the ball skipping just inches to the left of the post.

Sporting Kansas City broke the stalemate in the game’s 81st minute, when Johnny Russell skipped a left-footed shot out of MacMath’s reach to take the 1-0 lead. RSL continued to push towards goal but were unable to break through, despite the returns to action of 2021 stalwarts Damir Kreilach & Rubio Rubin, the match ending in favor of the home side.

UP NEXT: Real Salt Lake travels to Colorado Rapids next Saturday, April 2nd at 7:00 p.m. MT, where the team will look to begin its quest towards the Club’s 13th Rocky Mountain Cup title, keeping it in Utah for a second consecutive year.

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