Region 7 standings


Skyline            9     0    1   .950    15    2    2  .842
Hillcrest           6     2    2   .700      7    8    2  .471
Olympus          5     4    1   .550      5  11    1  .329
Herriman         3     6    1   .350      7  11    1  .395
Murray             3     6    1   .350      5    8    4  .412
Westlake          0     8    2   .100      2  12    2  .188
SKYLINE GIRLS SOCCER - 2012
2012 schedule (15-2-2, 9-0-1)

Aug. 7 - DAVIS (L 1-2)
Aug. 10 - at Sky View (W 4-0)
Aug. 11 - at Mountain Crest (W 1-0)
Aug. 16 - at Park City (Tie 1-1)
Aug. 22 - SYRACUSE (W 6-1)
Aug. 23 - HIGHLAND (W 4-0)
Aug. 28 - at Murray* (W 2-0)
Aug. 30 - at Westlake* (W 3-0)
Sept. 6 - HERRIMAN* (W 6-1)
Sept. 11 - HILLCREST* (W 7-1)
Sept. 13 - OLYMPUS* (W 5-0)
Sept. 18 - WESTLAKE* (W 4-0)
Sept. 20 - MURRAY* (W 5-1)
Sept. 25 - at Herriman* (W 5-0)
Sept. 27 - at Hillcrest* (Tie 1-1)
Oct. 2 - at Olympus* (W 3-1)
---4A state tournament---
Oct. 9 - EAST (W 3-1)
Oct. 11 - TIMPANOGOS (W 1-0)
Oct. 16 - vs. Bountiful (L 0-1)

* - Region 7 games. Home games in CAPS


2011 results (16-4, 9-1)

Aug. 9 - at Viewmont (L 0-3)
Aug. 11 - EAST (W 1-0)
Aug. 16 - at Jordan (L 1-2)
Aug. 18 - PARK CITY (W 1-0)
Aug. 19 - MOUNTAIN CREST (W 1-0)
Aug. 25 - at Davis (W 2-1)
Aug. 30 - WESTLAKE* (W 5-1)
Sept. 1 - MURRAY* (W 3-0)
Sept. 8 - at Herriman* (W 2-0)
Sept. 13 - at Hillcrest* (W 2-0)
Sept. 15 - OLYMPUS (L 1-2)
Sept. 20 - at Westlake* (W 3-1)
Sept. 22 - at Murray* (W 4-1)
Sept. 27 - HERRIMAN* (W 6-0)
Sept. 29 - HILLCREST* (W 2-0)
Oct. 4 - at Olympus* (W 1-0)
-----4A state tournament-----
Oct. 11
- BOX ELDER (W 5-1)
Oct. 13 - BOUNTIFUL (W 2-1)
Oct. 18 - vs. Bonneville (W 2-1)
Oct. 21 - vs. Timpanogos (L 0-1)

* - Region 7 games. Home games in CAPS
Region                Overall
W    L    T    Pct.     W    L    T   Pct.
SEASON SCHEDULE
Tuesday, Aug. 7

Davis 2, Skyline 1
Fremont 8, Herriman 2
East 3, Olympus 2
Murray 4, Taylorsville 3

Thursday, Aug. 9

Desert Hills 1, Herriman 0
Bingham 2, Hillcrest 0
Mountain View 4, Westlake 0

Friday, Aug. 10

Skyline 4, Sky View 0
Riverton 2, Olympus 0
Murray 2, Desert Hills 2

Saturday, Aug. 11

Skyline 1, Mountain Crest 0
Pleasant Grove 2, Hillcrest 0

Monday, Aug. 13

Hillcrest 2, Uintah 1

Tuesday, Aug. 14

Herriman 2, Lehi 1
Stansbury 2, Westlake 1

Wednesday, Aug. 15

Woods Cross 3, Olympus 1

Thursday, Aug. 16

Skyline 1, Park City 1
Herriman 5, Taylorsville 1
Highland 2, Olympus 1 (OT)
Pleasant Grove 2, Murray 0
Jordan 3, Hillcrest 0
Westlake 1, Payson 0

Tuesday, Aug. 21

Bingham 6, Herriman 1
Park City 6, Olympus 1
Murray 1, Lehi 1
American Fork 3, Hillcrest 2
Westlake 6, Hunter 0

Wednesday, Aug. 22

Skyline 6, Syracuse 1

Thursday, Aug. 23

Skyline 4, Highland 0
American Fork 4, Olympus 1
Murray 1, Jordan 1
Spanish Fork 5, Westlake 4

Friday, Aug. 24

Riverton 1, Herriman 0
Meridian (Idaho) 3, Hillcrest 2

Tuesday, Aug. 28

Skyline 2, Murray 0
Olympus 1, Herriman 0
Hillcrest 5, Westlake 0

Thursday, Aug. 30

Skyline 3, Westlake 0
Hillcrest 4, Herriman 0

Thursday, Sept. 6

Skyline 6, Herriman 1
Hillcrest 2, Olympus 0
Westlake 2, Murray 1

Friday, Sept. 7

Bonneville 3, Westlake 0
Tuesday, Sept. 11

Skyline 7, Hillcrest 1
Herriman 3, Murray 2
Olympus 3, Westlake 0

Thursday, Sept. 13

Skyline 5, Olympus 0
Herriman 2, Westlake 0
Murray 3, Hillcrest 2

Tuesday, Sept. 18

Skyline 4, Westlake 0
Hillcrest 3, Herriman 1
Olympus 1, Murray 0

Thursday, Sept. 20

Skyline 5, Murray 1
Herriman 2, Olympus 0
Hillcrest 2, Westlake 1

Tuesday, Sept. 25

Skyline 5, Herriman 0
Hillcrest 1, Olympus 1
Murray 3, Westlake 2

Thursday, Sept. 27

Skyline 1, Hillcrest 1
Murray 2, Herriman 1
Olympus 3, Westlake 2

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Skyline 3, Olympus 1
Westlake 1, Herriman 1
Hillcrest 2, Murray 0

4A state tournament
First round
At home fields
Tuesday, Oct. 9

Skyline 3, East 1
Timpanogos 3, Mtn. Crest 0
Bountiful 5, Herriman 0
Timpview 4, Sky View 1
Bonneville 4, Orem 1
Clearfield 1, Olympus 0
Box Elder 4, Maple Mtn. 3 (OT)
Woods Cross 2, Hillcrest 1 (OT)

Quarterfinals
At home fields
Thursday, Oct. 11

Skyline 1, Timpanogos 0
Bountiful 3, Timpview 0
Bonneville 3, Clearfield 0
Woods Cross 2, Box Elder 1 (OT)

Semifinals
AtJuan Diego
Tuesday, Oct. 16

Bountiful 1, Skyline 0
Bonneville 3, Woods Cross 1

Championship
At Rio Tinto Stadium
Friday, Oct. 19

Bonneville 1, Bountiful 0
Oct. 16 - Bountiful 1, Skyline 0

Story of the game - Jenny Skedros scored the game's only goal in the
first half and Bountiful made it stand up as the Braves edged Skyline to
advance to the 4A state championship game.

Skyline's highlights - This match was played on turf at Juan Diego
and the players had to deal with wind and occasional rain. The Eagles
missed several scoring chances late and were shut out for the only
time all season.

Bountiful's highlights - The Braves avenged a loss to Skyline in last
year's quarterfinal. Goalie Charity Cole made a lot of stops, including
one when she held the ball between her ankles. Bountiful did lose one
of its top players - Kennedy Merrick - to injury. The win was the Braves'
ninth straight and - in three postseason matches - they hadn't given up
a score.

What we learned from this game - For Skyline, the last two matches
were filled with irony. The matches were so similar to last year except
the opposite team won. Bountiful's score here was helped by the rainy
conditions. In the long run, though, that won't matter. Bountiful went on
to play Bonneville for the title.

Coach Castillo's comments: Not yet available

Links: All of the local media was here with reporters and photo-
graphers. For the Deseret News story,
click here. For the Salt Lake
Tribune,
click here. For the D-News box score, click here.


Oct. 11 - Skyline 1, Timpanogos 0

Story of the game - Ashley Aberton's first-half corner kick goal was the
game's only score and Alli Spencer made several saves as Skyline
held off Timpanogos in the 4A state tournament quarterfinals.

Skyline's highlights - Playing on their home field for the last time,
Aberton connected on a corner kick from the left side and curved
directly into the net only five minutes into the game. Spencer was the
game's hero as she turned away at least three point-blank shots late
in the game.

Timpanogos's highlights - The Timberwolves were the defending
state champs and had reached the title game in each of the last three
years. Amanda Marshall, Katie Henderson and Madison Moreno were
each turned away after getting good shots.

What we learned from this game - Both teams were energized for
this game because it was a rematch of last year's title contest.
Ironically, it was almost the same as 2011 except the other team
finished on top.

Coach Castillo's comments: I reminded my players they were
Timpanogos, They were the defending champions and they wouldn't
go down easily. Those last 10 minutes were the longest 10 minutes of
my career.

Links - All of the local media was at this game with reporters and
photographers. For the Deseret News story,
click here. For the Salt
Lake Tribune,
click here. For the Provo Herald, click here. For the D-
News box score,
click here.


Oct. 9 - Skyline 3, East 1

Story of the game - Ashley Aberton scored twice and Lauren Harmon
netted another goal as Skyline downed East in the opening round of
the 4A state tournament.

Skyline's highlights - Playing on their home field, the Eagles were
held to a scoreless tie but Aberton and Harmon scored early in the
second half for a 2-0 lead. Aberton's penalty kick score put the game
away.

East's highlights - Madison Roemer gave the Leopards some hope
with a goal midway through the second half. East finished with a 7-6-2
record. The Leopards are normally very successful but had injury
problems this season.

What we learned from this game - This was a tough first-round draw,
but the Eagles performed well. They had to avoid looking past this
match because Timpanogos was likely waiting, and that's who
eliminated them last year.

Coach Castillo's comments: Over the years, East was dominating the
region and were one of the top teams. I felt their region was the
toughest. Our players knew going to the playoffs wouldn’t be a walk in
the park. East played us evenly in the first half, but I think we wanted it
more. We were the more aggressive team. I give East a lot of credit.
They didn’t quit.

Links - There was no local media coverage of this game. To read the
Deseret News brief,
click here.


Oct. 2 - Skyline 3, Olympus 1

Story of the game - Lauren Harmon scored twice and Ashley Aberton
added another goal as Skyline upended Olympus and gained
momentum for the upcoming 4A state tournament.

Skyline's highlights - This was a night game played on Oly's new turf
field and all the players were excited. The Eagles jumped on Oly
quickly and weren't threatened.

Oly's highlights - Whitney Back was easily the Titans' leading scorer
during the season and scored their lone goal here. Oly lost three of
their last four matches but already had third place in the standings
clinched. This was their "Senior Night."

What we learned from this game - The season ended with this
annual rivalry game and the Eagles were motivated. Coach Castillo
also noted the excitement of playing under lights for the first time all
season.

Coach Castillo's comments: After we let Hillcrest tie us, we were
ready. We dominated the game. It was 3-1, but they took a goal away
from us. The girls played fantastic. We had quite a few people watching
the game. We noticed the East team was there watching us. East knew
they had to play us in the playoffs.

Links - There was no local media coverage of this game. To read the
Deseret News brief,
click here.


Sept. 27 - Skyline 1, Hillcrest 1

Story of the game - Emily Cassell's goal gave Skyline the lead, but the
Eagles couldn't hold on and ended up tying Hillcrest in a Region 7
contest.

Skyline's highlights - The game was tied at half and Cassell's shot
briefly gave the Eagles some momentum. Coach Castillo said he
played conservately. Skyline also missed some shots and that
eventually proved costly.

Hillcrest's highlights - This was "Senior Day" for the Huskies and, with
a new field being constructed nearby, this could have been their final
home game. Hillcrest tied the match with about five minutes left and
celebrated afterward.

What we learned from this game - The tie felt like a loss to Skyline,
also because the Eagles lost defenseman Liza Zenger to an ACL
injury. The Eagles had the region title wrapped up and a lot of players
got into the game.

Coach Castillo's comments: They were very animated to play us. After
they scored, I put my starters back. We had plenty of opportunites to
score, but we didn’t take advantage.I felt that if we were going to have a
letdown, I’d rather have it be here instead of in the playoffs.

Links - There was no local media coverage of this game. To read the
Deseret News brief,
click here.


Sept. 25 - Skyline 5, Herriman 0

Story of the game - Five different players scored for Skyline as the
Eagles went to Herriman and routed the Mustangs for their eighth
straight Region 7 win.

Skyline's highlights - The victory clinched Skyline's fourth straight
region crown. Ashley Aberton, Cate Christensen, Holly Daugirda,
Jaslyn Masina and Lauren Harmon scored. Coach Castillo was able
to let everyone play. Alli Spencer and Hillary Weixler shared time in
goal.

Herriman's highlights - The Mustangs were a streaky team. They had
won three of their last four matches, and were coming off a 2-0 win
over Olympus. After this, they lost two matches and barely made the
postseason.

What we learned from this game - Skyline handled Herriman better
than any other region team, outscoring the Mustangs 11-1 in two
contests.

Coach Castillo's comments: They (the Mustangs) weren't’ mentally
ready. I did see it in the body language. It had rained the day before
and the field was wet and slippery. The ball was bouncing funny. I put
Hillary in the game at goal with about 25 minutes to go. She will be my
goalie in the future.

Links - There was no local media coverage of this game. To read the
Deseret News brief,
click here.


Sept. 20 - Skyline 5, Murray 1

Story of the game - Ashley Aberton scored twice as Skyline broke
open a close game early in the second half and went on to defeat
Murray in a Region 7 game.

Skyline's highlights - This was "Senior Day" for the Eagles. Murray
scored early, but the Jaslyn Masina tied it and the score was 1-1 at
half. Aberton, Emily Cassell and Hannah Morris found the net after
that. Alli Spencer wasn't threatened after the early score.

Murray's highlights - The Spartans started out playing tough and
Marissa Earley's perfectly-hit free kick from distance got through to the
net. After Aberton's first score, they lost their momentum.

What we learned from this game - Murray liked to grind out games.
The Spartans had five matches go into overtime during the season.
Skyline didn't let it happen here and its seniors celebrated in style.

Coach Castillo's comments: They came to our house and we played
with more confidence. They packed the defense, but we were able to
score from inside and outside. Murray scored the first goal and they got
really excited. In the second half, we took over. Senior Day is an
important event for the soccer players. I didn’t have to say much to get
them all excited.

Links - The Deseret News had a reporter and a photographer at this
game. To read the D-News story,
click here. For the box score, click
here.


Sept. 18 - Skyline 4, Westlake 0

Story of the game - Ashley Aberton, Emily Cassell, Jaslyn Masina and
Lauren Harmon each scored goals as Skyline remained undefeated
in Region 7 with a convincing victory over Westlake.

Skyline's highlights - The Eagles led 2-0 at halftime and never let up.
Coach Yamil Casillo was out of town, so Paul Cassell took over. Alli
Spencer had her second straight shutout.

Westlake's highlights - The Thunder played the Eagles tougher last
time - on their home field. Westlake was blanked for the fourth straight
time and six in its last seven games.

What we learned from this game - This was a good game to miss as
Westlake's offensive miseries didn't make the Thunder much of a
threat for an upset. Skyline edged closer to the region title.

Coach Castillo's comments: I was out of town – out of the country
(Niagara Falls). I remember telling the girls to trust the assistant coach.
While I was away, they were texting me updates. The girls had a good
game. I could tell by the score.

Links - There was no local media coverage of this game. To read the
Deseret News brief,
click here.


Sept. 13 - Skyline 5, Olympus 0

Story of the game - Ashley Aberton scored three times as Skyline
broke a scoreless tie in the second half and downed rival Olympus in
a Region 7 game.

Skyline's highlights - The Eagles avenged a tough loss last year to
the Titans. Aberton was helped by goals from Emily Cassell and
Hannah Morris. Coach Castillo felt Skyline just wore down Olympus
with its deeper bench. Alli Spencer picked up another shutout.

Oly's highlights - The Titans kept the game close. Anesa Curic turned
away several Skyline shots until the team lost its momentum. After a
tough start, Oly had won three of its last four matches.

What we learned from this game - Skyline finished the first half of the
region season undefeated and outscored its opponents 23-2. This
was the third of five straight home games.

Coach Castillo's comments: In three years, including this year, we lost
just one game in region and it was Olympus (last year) who beat us in
overtime on our field. I reminded them. We were hungry and had a
sour taste in our mouth. No matter how good or bad their season is,
they are going to play us tough, but we shut them down.

Links - There was no local media coverage of this game. To read the
Deseret News brief,
click here.


Sept. 11 - Skyline 7, Hillcrest 1

Story of the game - Jaslyn Masina had a "hat trick," scoring three
times to lift Skyline past Hillcrest and remain undefeated in Region 7.

Skyline's highlights - The Eagles led 3-0 at halftime and kept the
pressure on Hillcrest. Cate Christensen, Elizabeth Armstrong and
Holly Daugirda also had a goal apiece as Skyline reached its highest
scoring total of the season.

Hillcrest's highlights - Karra Gourley scored the Huskies' goal in the
second half. The Huskies finished second in region in 2011 and came
into this game 3-0 in region and tied with Skyline. This was easily their
worst loss of the year.

What we learned from this game - Coach Castillo said Skyline came
in motivated because they were playing on their home field for the first
time and they had rival Olympus coming up next, This game was over
early.

Coach Castillo's comments: They (the Huskies) have some good
athletes. It’s always a battle with us. I challenge my players, and my
players took it to heart. We scored on them early. We caught them by
surprise. I was not expecting that we would beat them by that much.
We sent a message to them that we were in charge.

Links - There was no local media coverage of this game. To read the
Deseret News brief,
click here.


Sept. 6 - Skyline 6, Herriman 1

Story of the game - Ashley Aberton, Holly Daugirda and Jaslyn Masina
scored two goals apiece as Skyline rolled past Herriman in a Region
7 contest.

Skyline's highlights - The Eagles played again at Wasatch Junior
High and scored twice in the first 15 minutes. Herriman tried to keep
up with the Eagles' fast pace and finally folded. Skyline led 3-0 at half,
but gave up a goal for the first time in four games.

Herriman's highlights - Ashlee Burge finally got a goal into the net
past Alli Spencer. By then, however, the Mustangs trailed 4-1. This was
the fifth of five straight losses to Herriman. After this game, they played
pretty well and eventually made state.

What we learned from this game - Most teams try to slow Skyline's
attack, but Herriman pressed forward and couldn't keep up. Coach
Castillo was able to get everyone into the game and Skyline improved
to 3-0 in region.

Coach Castillo's comments: This was another game that I got to play
a lot of my reserves. I got 22 players and I played everybody. I thought
they (the Mustangs) were better the year before. They competed more
closely last year.

Links - There was no local media coverage of this game. To read the
Deseret News brief,
click here.


Aug. 30 - Skyline 3, Westlake 0

Story of the game - Emily Cassell, Cecile Murdock and Ashley Aberton
scored second-half goals as Skyline shook off Westlake's upset
attempt and won this Region 7 game.

Skyline's highlights - Playing at Westlake, the Eagles were frustrated
until finally scoring in the last 15 minutes of the game. Skyline had
several chances, but had to deal with several offsides calls. Alli
Spencer picked up her third straight shutout.

Westlake's highlights - The Thunder didn't score, but gave it their best
shot. They couldn't match Skyline's speed, but played with an attitude
that gave Skyline fits until losing the momentum.

What we learned from this game - Westlake had trouble scoring, and
didn't have more than two goals in any region game. The game was
close, and the Eagles felt relieved there at the end.

Coach Castillo's comments: Very frustrating game. That game was
ugly. They played us like they had nothing to lose. Everybody plays
their A game against us because we’ve been dominating region for
the last four years.

Links - There was no local media coverage of this game. To read the
Deseret News brief,
click here.


Aug. 28 - Skyline 2, Murray 0

Story of the game - Ashley Aberton and Julie Jacobs each scored for
Skyline as the Eagles escaped with a narrow victory over Murray in a
Region 7 matchup.

Skyline's highlights - The Eagles started slowly as Murray packed its
defense and forced outside shots. Aberton's goal came 25 minutes
into the game and then Jacobs put the game away with a second-half
score. GK Alli Spencer was rarely threatened and recorded another
shutout.

Murray's highlights - The Spartans came in with a game plan and it
worked. Murray had problems scoring all season, but its defense had
kept it in games. Their plan frustrated Skyline for a while.

What we learned from this game - Skyline knew what to expect from
Murray coming into the game, so there were no real surprises. Jacobs'
shot was particularly impressive because she connected from almost
midfield.

Coach Castillo's comments: They are one of the most frustrating
teams to play. They pack everyone back on defense. When we play
them, we practice a lot of shooting from outside. Julie had a beautiful
shot.

Links - There was no local media coverage of this game. To read the
Deseret News brief,
click here.


Aug. 23 - Skyline 4, Highland 0

Story of the game - Ashley Aberton, Elizabeth Armstrong, Hannah
Morris and Jaslyn Masina each scored for Skyline as the Eagles
surprised Highland in a non-region game.

Skyline's highlights - Playing once against at Wasatch Junior High,
the Eagles dominated. Skyline used its speed advantage to take a 2-0
lead at halftime and GK Alli Spencer was never threatened. Emily
Cassell had two assists.

Highland's highlights - The Rams came in with a 5-0 record and were
ranked among the top five 4A teams at the time. This was the first of
three straight losses and they finished 8-7-1 and missed the
postseason.

What we learned from this game - This was a big game at the time
because Highland was perceived to be a quality team. Skyline's speed
and much-deeper bench made the difference.

Coach Castillo's comments: The Rams discovered reality. We
controlled their key players. They never threatened to score. Emily had
a good game.  She is known for being at the right place at the right
time. Highland couldn’t keep up. Once they got behind 2-0, they
started to quit.

Links - There was no local media coverage of this game. To read the
Deseret News brief,
click here.


Aug. 22 - Skyline 6, Syracuse 1

Story of the game - Ashley Aberton and Jaslyn Masina scored two
goals apiece as Skyline had its best offensive game of the season so
far and whipped Syracuse in a non-region contest.

Skyline's highlights - This was Skyline's first home game, but it was
actually played at Wasatch Junior High due to flooding problems on
Skyline's field. The Eagles were fired up and raced to a 3-0 halftime
lead. Everyone on the roster got to play.

Syracuse's highlights - Katie Duncan scored the Titans' only goal on
a penalty kick midway through the second half. After winning their first
two matches, this was Syracuse's second-straight loss. The team had
bus troubles just before they arrived at Skyline.

What we learned from this game - Coach Castillo was thrilled at the
offense. Besides Aberton and Masina, Emily Cassell and Holly
Daugirda found the net.

Coach Castillo's comments: Our field was flooded. This also brought
the team together. We called them (Syracuse) just before they
boarded their bus and rescheduled the game. Then the Syracuse bus
broke down a few blocks from school. Our girls got in their cars and we
picked them up and took them to the field. It was a good time for them
to start playing good soccer.

Links - There was no local media coverage of this game. To read the
Deseret News brief,
click here.


Aug. 16 - Skyline 1, Park City 1

Story of the game - Ashley Aberton and Maggie Reigelsperger scored
goals for their teams, who battled for 100 minutes without claiming a
non-region victory.

Skyline's highlights - There was no score until midway through the
second half when Aberton took a pass from Jaslyn Masina and buried
the shot. Skyline had several other scoring chances before overtime,
but couldn't finish. Both teams playing more slowly in overtime as the
heat and fatigue affected them.

Park City's highlights - Reigelsperger's shot came on a penalty kick
with about 10 minutes remaining, but the Miners had trouble taking
advantage of the momentum. Sophomore Hannah Hyatt had a nice
game in the net.

What we learned from this game - This was a matchup of two  
powerhouse schools and both were frustrated when it ended on Park
City's turf field. Park City had played a 2-OT match vs. Bountiful two
days prior and didn't lose a match all season. Coach Castillo said he
felt this game was a turning point that led to better offensive production
for the team.

Coach Castillo's comments: We hit the goalpost three or four times
and had three times as many shots.  Park City defended pretty good in
overtime. After this game, the team started to jell and we scored a lot of
goals. I think we found our identity.

Links - The Deseret News and the Park Record had reporters at this
game. To read the D-News story,
click here. For the Park Record
article,
click here. For the D-News box score, click here.


Aug. 11 - Skyline 1, Mountain Crest 0

Story of the game - Ashley Aberton's goal midway through the second
half was the difference as Skyline ended its Cache Valley road trip with
a tough non-region win over Mountain Crest.

Skyline's highlights - The game started at 10 a.m. and the first half
ended 0-0. Skyline kept pressuring Mountain Crest's goalie, and
outshot the Mustangs 20-6. The Eagles had several near-misses at
the net. Aberton's goal came on a rebound.

Mountain Crest's highlights - The Mustangs fell to 0-2, but put up a
good fight. On most of their shots, however, Skyline GK Ali Spencer
was able to quickly get the ball into play and start fast break
opportunities. Mountain Crest blamed the loss on its inexperience and
poor stamina.

What we learned from this game - Skyline was the more-experienced
team, but coach Castillo said the team seemed tired. He put a 10 p.m.
curfew on the girls the night before at the hotel, "but who knows when
they actually went to sleep?"

Coach Castillo's comments: We had a lot of opportunites in the first
half, but we kept missing. Mountain Crest threatened a little bit. Most of
the game was played in the midfield. We came home right after the
game.

Links - The Cache Valley Daily had a reporter and a photographer at
this game. To read the article,
click here. For the Deseret News brief,
click here.


Aug. 10 - Skyline 4, Sky View 0

Story of the game - Jaslyn Masina, Ashley Aberton and Cecile
Murdock each found the net as Skyline went up to the Cache Valley
and downed Sky View in a non-region game.

Skyline's highlights - The Eagles drove up earlier in the day and
dominated the first half. Both of Masina's goals came in the first half
for a 2-0 lead. Sky View adjusted after that, but Aberton and Murdock
were still able to bury shots. Ali Spencer had the shutout.

Sky View's highlights - The Bobcats dropped to 0-2 and were dealing
with the loss of one of their top players, Jessica Brooksby, who got
hurt in the opener. McKenley Hellstern and Madison Siddoway had
shots just miss the net.

What we learned from this game - The Eagles got their first win on
the first of this two-day road trip. Masina gave Skyline a lot of early
momentum and her progress was noticed by everyone. Sky View had
reached the 4A quarterfinals the year before.

Coach Castillo's comments: That was a fun weekend and confirmed
my suspicions about Jaslyn. In the hotel where we stayed, the
Southern Utah soccer team was there. We ran into the former Skyline
soccer coach who is now at SUU and I got to talk to some of my former
Skyline players.

Links - The Cache Valley Daily had a reporter and a photographer at
this game. To read the CVD article,
click here. For the Deseret News
brief,
click here.


Aug. 7 - Davis 2, Skyline 1 (OT)

Story of the game - Regyn Youngberd assisted Chelsie Dunn on both
goals as Davis rallied to beat Skyline and eventually win this overtime
contest.

Skyline's highlights - Jaslyn Masina scored the Eagles' goal. Skyline
dominated the first half, but kept missing scoring opportunities. It was
the first game for both teams and it was apparent each was rusty.

Davis's highlights - The Darts trailed 1-0 at halftime, but Dunn's first
goal tied the contest and send it into the extra session, and then she
scored again to win it. Davis came in the favorite to win Region 1 and
gained a lot of momentum with this victory.

What we learned from this game - You never know what will happen
in the first game. Skyline played without defender Megan Davis, who
was injured during the summer and will miss the entire season.

Coach Castillo's comments: The game could have gone either way. It
was an eye opener for us.  In my opinion, we were maybe the better
team, but they beat us. Davis is a powerhouse in 5A. They always put
good teams together. Alta, Brighton and then Davis is the next one in
line.

Links - There was no local media coverage of this game. To read the
Deseret News brief,
click here.