Bus rides, chick flicks, hot weather, and well played soccer all made the soccer team’s trip to St. George challenging but awesome. The varsity team nearly came home with two victory’s against a pair of solid 3A schools.
Wednesday night, a battle to the end secured a 2-1 victory over 2014 3A state runner-ups Desert Hills. The Thunder had the Titans on the ropes late in the second half, but the defense didn’t break and were able to hold on for the win. KJ and Harris were at it again as they both scored their third goals of the season.
On Thursday, the team battled to a 1-1 draw against the Snow Canyon Warriors. Kyra Tolbert got the goal in the first half. The Warriors capitalized on their only second half opportunity and held on for dear life the rest of the game. Syracuse controlled the second half and had quite a few opportunities, but just couldn’t fine the back of the net.
The girls had a great time hanging out, traveling, and competing together. The Juniors and Sophomores won an epic battle of steal the flag before heading home Friday morning.
The team will begin region play on Tuesday against Viewmont (3:30 pm at VHS) as they begin their quest to become only the second Syracuse squad to make the playoffs.