Miners girls soccer gets second at high school state championships

"The game was one of the biggest moments for us," senior and co-captain Kendall Hassel told TownLift

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The Park City High Girls Soccer Team took second place at the 4A State Championships, competing against the Green Canyon Wolves from Logan on Saturday at the MLS stadium in Salt Lake City ,with a final score of 2 – 0.

RSL's Stadium.
RSL’s Stadium during Saturday’s game. Photo: TownLift

“The game was one of the biggest moments for us. Our girls soccer team at PCHS hasn’t gone to a state final for some time now so being able to have the opportunity to play at such a big stage was one to remember for all of us,” senior and co-captain Kendall Hassel told TownLift. “We walked into the stadium and everyone kind of took a deep breath … You always dream to be playing on the professional field as a young soccer player and it was just incredible to see it come true. We fought hard throughout the whole game and even though it may not have come out our way, I am so beyond proud of what this team has done and accomplished this season.”

It was 0-0 at halftime, then the Miners lost a penalty kick from the Wolves, putting the first point on the board. That shot got through Park City junior and keeper Olivia Johnson despite her attentive play throughout the match. 

Even with junior Miner defender Abby Hanton illustrating why her soccer strengths have already gotten her communicating with college soccer recruits, Green Canyon was able to finish out the match with their second goal coming just three minutes before the game-ending whistle.

Miners soccer girls, second at State.
Miners girls soccer second at State in RSL’s Stadium. Photo: Courtesy of Jen Johnson

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