Leader Sports Writer
With only one game on the schedule last week, the Bear River girls’ soccer team took advantage of their time on the field, scoring eight goals in the first half to defeat Grantsville.
The Bears then took the rest of the week to get ready for the second half of region play as they had a bye last Thursday. Bear River traveled to Tooele yesterday and will face Stansbury Thursday.
Against Grantsville, senior Sarah Huber and junior Marisa Hobbs each netted hat-tricks, three goals, while sophomores Sadie Croney and Whitney Wilcox also found the back of the net to secure the 8-0 win.
The second half only lasted 10 minutes because of a new rule allowing only 10 minutes of second half play if one team is up by eight goals.
Senior captain Josie Summers also recorded her second shutout in as many games.
“We knew we could score and we wanted to get our strikers and attackers a lot of shots on goal,” said coach Gene Wilcox. “Getting ready for Tooele, they always play well at home and we know we will have to go out and play our style of soccer to get a win.”
Bear River is one game under .500 on the season, although they sport a 3-2 Region 11 record, which has them tied for third-place with Morgan.