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Bringing home some hardware | Preston Citizen

Bringing home some hardware

October 23, 2012

Girl’s soccer places fifth at state 



PHS sports writer

The Preston girl’s soccer team made good on their goal to bring home some hardware from the 4A State tournament over the weekend. Though they lost the first round, Preston won the next two giving them the fifth place consolation title and trophy on Saturday.

The Indians started off with the defending state champions Bishop Kelly on Thursday. The Knights took that one away 4-0. Down by just two at the half Preston hoped to come back strong in the second but it just didn’t happen.

“We played them tough, but ultimately they took advantage of their opportunities better than we did,” said Coach Brandon Lyon.

Preston’s Brynn Chipman pressures a Bishop Kelly player on Thursday during the first round of the state soccer tournament in Idaho Falls. The Indians dropped the match 4-0, but came back to win the consolation bracket and fifth place on Saturday.

On Friday Preston faced Middleton. It took a good 20 minutes for Preston to settle into the game and Middleton put some good pressure on. Though the opposing team threatened, arguably their best chance came when they were able to get off a great shot from just outside the 18.

Preston keeper Lacee Rallison had to really stretch to get a hand on the ball and deflect it enough that it bounced off the crossbar. That save was the turning point in the game. Though it was 0-0 at the half, the momentum had already swung in Preston’s favor. In the 50th minute Kenidee Hyde make a great shot under pressure to the far post after receiving a throughball from Whitney Alder.

“Middleton came at us early on and had us on our heels for the first 15-20 minutes, but we were able to settle in and control the game from then on,” said Lyon. ”

This story is sponsored by Elect Tom Loertscher.

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