Cleats on the ground
Lone Peak High School Class C soccer finally kicks-off
After having numerous games canceled in the beginning of the season due to COVID-19, Lone Peak High School Big Horns soccer players finally got to get their cleats dirty in team play on Saturday, Sept 12.
Senior goalkeeper and captain Michael Romney had six saves against Park and senior captain Evan Iskenderian scored an unassisted goal. Lone Peak boys had seven shots on goal, total.
According to Big Horns soccer head coach Tony Coppola, the team showed a lot of grit and rose to the occasion with only having 12 players and playing against a team that was 4th in the state last year for Class A.
“The boys really stepped up, we got ahead early. They got an equalizer on us, but we continued to play and Coach Jeremy Harder and I are super proud of them. We’re looking forward to another shot at them this Thursday,” he said.
The Big Horns girls varsity soccer team lost to Park 0-3 in their first game. Coach Jaci Clack said nerves were the issue.
“I feel as though we were ready in all the ways we needed to be – whether fitness, skill, having the mindset, but we kind of got in our own way, we were pretty nervous,” she said.
Park scored all three goals in the first half and the Big Horns shut them down in the second half.
LPHS Lady Big Horns soccer players practiced hard, remedying mistakes from the first game. They saw victory with the second game on Tuesday the 15th – with a 9-0 win.