|Mingus offense too much for Scorpions|
|Written by Brian Bergner Jr.|
|Friday, 23 December 2011 00:00|
The Sedona Red Rock High School girls soccer team tried to exact revenge from last year’s 1-0 loss against the Marauders, but its rival had other plans Thursday, Dec. 15, winning 3-0.
“It was tough, but everyone played their best and that’s what we have taken away from the loss. We did hold our own, but in the end they took too many shots, which led to their three goals,” junior goalkeeper Sierra Winters said.
The cold December weather didn’t stop these two teams from playing the game they love, despite temperatures in the low 30s with a windchill making fans feel they were in a deep freeze.
Mingus took 20 shots, 15 of which were on frame in the 3-0 loss for the Scorpions. Winters allowed three goals, two of which came midway through the second half. She did record 12 saves, however, a career best.
Sedona on the other hand, managed only two shots all night in the blistering cold.
“Their team [Mingus] is outstanding,” fifth-year Sedona Head Coach Tom Cadigan said. “I’m proud of our girls; they held their own against a really good team. We came out and challenged them, and they beat us, simple as that.”
The Marauders led 1-0 at halftime and Sedona felt they were in it, but after 60 minutes of play, Mingus put the game away with two goals, and the Scorpions’ hope for victory dropped out of sight just like the temperature.
Leading the Marauders was senior striker Torey Braly, who had two goals and an assist for the other goal scored by Mingus junior teammate Gabi Guerro.
Mingus senior goalkeeper Taylor Brott stood motionless most of the game against the Scorpions, recording only two saves and her fourth shutout of the season.
It isn’t the last time these two squads will meet as Sedona is scheduled to go to Mingus on Friday, Jan. 13.
Sedona has a two-week break during the Christmas vacation, but students will return Monday, Jan. 2, and travel to Flagstaff High School.
The Scorpions are 1-3 this season and will be looking to get a win against the Eagles on Jan. 2. The scheduled start time against Flagstaff is set for 3 p.m.