Sedona Red Rock High School’s girls soccer team’s undefeated streak came to an end when it dropped its 3A Region 1 opener to No. 4-ranked Veritas Preparatory Academy 3-1 at home on Wednesday, Jan. 17.

The Scorpions [6-1-1, 0-1 3A Region 1], ranked No. 15 as of press time, had trouble generating any true scoring threats while the Falcons [8-1, 1-0] played most of the game in its offensive half of the field.

Two goals in the final 11 minutes lifted the Sedona Red Rock High School boys soccer team to a 4-3 win over Veritas Preparatory Academy on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at John Ordean Stadium.

Scorpions sophomore forward Michael Lagorio secured the win from the penalty spot with seven seconds remaining, and the team improved to 2-0 in 3A Region 1 play and 4-3 overall.

Hannah Ringel, a 2017 Sedona Red Rock High School graduate, made her NCAA debut with the University of Idaho track and field team.

Twenty-seven days after its last game, Sedona Red Rock High School’s boys soccer team returned to action, splitting its pair of games with a resounding 25 goals in total between them.

The Scorpions [3-3, 1-0 3A Region 1] gave up 14 goals between the two games, beginning with an 8-1 home loss to Tonopah Valley High School on Tuesday, Jan. 9, in which three key players were missing. On the road the following day, they allowed six more against Wickenburg High School, but put eight past the Wranglers to secure the win.

As the goalkeeper came out to cut down the angle, Sedona Red Rock High School girls soccer sophomore forward Amari Sonn slotted the ball into the far corner to ice the game at 3-1 with seven minutes remaining.

Victory over the NFL YET College Prep Acad-emy was in hand, extending the No. 13-ranked Scorpions’ undefeated start to its power-point schedule to six games, but in the end it was a frustrating game. Sonn’s goal came on her ninth shot of the game. The team had 10 second-half shots on goal, 17 total shots, but only managed to perforate the net once in the second half.

Before the start of the season, when asked about the Central Region perhaps getting more competitive, Sedona Red Rock High School girls basketball senior guard Liza Westervelt made things clear.

“If there’s one team I will refuse to lose to, it’s Camp Verde,” Westervelt said. “That’s the one team that I hate to lose to.”

In her first game against the Verde Valley rivals, she had 27 points, including 25 in the first half on nine for nine shooting and six for six from beyond the arc, en route to a 62-36 Scorpions win on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

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