Sugar-Salem’s girls’ soccer team finished off their season with a bang Tuesday beating South Fremont 11-0.
“I really thought we possessed the ball super well,” said Sugar-Salem head coach Scott Terry. “Especially in the first half. There were just so many great combination plays in the middle of the field. The players were comfortable on the ball and they weren’t just kicking it to nowhere. They were doing a really good job of playing the possession and getting the ball into the right places. I loved that. We had tons of assists throughout the game. Especially there in that first half all eight of the goals that we scored in the first half I felt like were just quality goals. We had a great build-up, we combined well, we were going to the middle of the field.”
Sunny Bennion scored four goals, Morgan Teichert scored three goals and Haley Birch scored one and goa all in the first half.
“Those three were combining really well in the middle of the field,” Terry said. “I felt like they were being aggressive in taking their chances because it was so windy. They were willing to shoot from further out. That really paid dividends in that half and we were able to score on a lot of shots that were well outside the 18.”
Morgan Teichert scored two more goals and Avalon Blaser scored a goal in the second half.
The team had seven assists throughout the game. Lily Parker and Bennion had two assists, Blaser, Teichert and Birch each had an assist.
“It was really great to score 11 goals and then have seven of them assisted,” Terry said. “It’s not just one person dribbling and taking people on. It’s more of people combining together and scoring goals, which I loved.”
Sugar and Teton are tied going into the district tournament with 3-1 district records but Sugar will claim the number one seed. They will play either North Fremont or Firth in that game depending on who wins on Saturday.
“That’s always what you want going into the district tournament to have the first seed to set yourself up for success and hopefully continue to play the right way so you can find success in the tournament,” Terry said.
Sugar goes into the district tournament will a record of 14-1-1.
“It’s always the most fun time of the year,” Terry said. “It’s what you work for the entire season. I think the girls are excited about it. They’re excited to be able to show the work that they put in the entire season. We’ve had ups and downs the entire season but we’re excited to really play the games that matter most.”
* Standard Journal staff reached out to South Fremont coaches multiple times and they were unavailable to comment.