Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

October 14, 2021
Stallions, Cowboys knocked out in soccer playoffs

Stansbury and Grantsville soccer teams concluded their seasons with losses in the second round of the playoff this week

The Stallions lost 5-2 at home to Murray Tuesday, while the Cowboys lost 3-0 at Real Salt Lake Academy in Draper Wednesday.

Murray spent most of the first half on Stansbury’s end of the field and led 3-0 at intermission and then scored early in the second half to go up 4-0.

“We did not play our best game, especially that first half, I don’t know if it was not having played for two weeks, or if the girls were a little nervous, or if I just had the wrong gameplan, probably a combination of everything, but we didn’t play our brand of soccer like we are used to,” said Stansbury coach Spencer Call.  

“We couldn’t connect passes in the middle or final third of the field and that caused us to be on our defensive heels the whole first half. But credit to Murray for being a really good team. I was super proud of the girls for not giving up, and fighting like crazy to get back in the game,” the coach said.

Stansbury fought back and scored twice in the second on goals from Lexi Hatch and Danical Silvestri.

“I feel really lucky to have been able to coach these eight seniors for the last three years, great girls on and off the field. They improved from nine wins as sophomores to 11 wins as juniors and they set a program record with 13 wins this season. I’m gonna miss them,” Call said.

Stansbury finished second in Region 7 with a 10-2 record. Cedar Valley finished the region season undefeated. The Aviators defeated East 2-1 Tuesday and will play Lehi today.

Grantsville finished the season at 8-10 and 4-6 in Region 13.


Mark Watson

Sports Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Mark directs all editorial coverage of sports in addition to reporting on a wide range of events from high school football to international racing. He has a wealth of journalism experience, having worked for four other newspapers in the state. Mark grew up in Tooele County and graduated from Grantsville High School and Brigham Young University.

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