Despite a strong start filled with a lot of possesion and some early shots by the Wildcats, it was Millard South who got on the board first after a long throw in and some fumbling around in the box, the ball was sent out to a midfielder who slipped it under a diving Sam Fedde. The Wildcats stormed back with 3 goals in 20 minutes. Junior Andrew Hall got the Cats level after receiving a nice pass from Braedan Evans. Hall took a couple of touches and slotted the ball home from the top of the box for his first goal of the year. about 10 minutes later it was free kick expert Kolby Fahner who laced his second dead ball goal of the season on a rising shot over the wall and under the bar for a 2-1 lead. Sophomore Desmond Marshall put the Wildcats up 3-1 with a low left footed shot that found the post and into the back of the net. However with 2 minutes to play, more confusion and sloppy play led to the Millard South 2nd goal. Up 3-2 at half, and with the better run of play, it was the Wildcats game to lose. And they did. Two very similar plays, starting with some soft challenges by Millard West, resulted in 2 goals from the left side of the Milard South attack in a span of 5 minutes by one player who simply wanted the ball more than everyone else and made the most of the chances. With 17 minutes to go the boys were left chasing the game yet again this year. While a few more shots were generated there wasn’t enough of a scoring threat to get the job done. The lessons are getting harder, the margin of error is getting thinnner – this will be one that stays with them for awhile. If the boys are looking to be a cinderella team this year, they are surely setting the stage.
- 3 Millard West High School
- 4 Millard South High School
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