During last week’s region-opening game against the Uintah High Utes, the Tooele Buffaloes boys soccer team got back into the win column early in the season.
In a game that was relocated to the Deseret Peak Complex, the Buffaloes and Utes played in less-than-ideal conditions as a blustery wind mixed with snow flurries made for a frigid game.
Tooele seemed unfazed, though, as it came onto the field with early pressure against the Utes. Despite letting up an early goal to trail 0-1, the Buffaloes carried the play for the remainder of the half and netted a goal to tie the game at one before the break.
It was more of the same at the start of the second half, as Tooele kept Uintah at arm’s reach and maintained the pressure. The Buffaloes scored again to pull ahead 2-1 and, after a brief period of pushback from the Utes, they added another goal to widen the lead to 3-1.
The score held for the remainder of the game and Tooele came away with its second win of the young season. Casen Walker, Deven Randle and Carter Clayton all contributed a goal each for the Buffaloes and Hunter Rhea and Austin Galloway earned an assist each.
The Buffaloes now sit at 2-2 and will face the Cottonwood Colts on Friday. The game starts at 3:30 p.m.