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Thursday, May 31, 2007 OREM TIMES Page 9 Sports O'S&bc TITLE HOPES DASHED Costly PK dooms Mountain View in 5A championship defeat Russ Lyman NORTH COUNTY The biggest impact player of the Mountain View-Jordan 5A soccer championship game on Friday was not among the 22 players on the field dressed in either Bruin or Beet digger uniforms. That distinction would go to the 23rd person on the field at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper the referee. ref-eree. Six minutes into the second half, the referee called a hand ball against a Bruin defender on a non-threatening play in the far side of the box to set up a Jordan penalty kick. 'Digger forward Jake Hus-tedt Hus-tedt stepped up and beat Bruin goalie Mike Chesler to the right to give Jordan a 1-0 lead, which held up as the final margin mar-gin of victory. While the 'Diggers went home with their third state title, the Bruins returned to Orem wondering what might have been. "I kind of hate having a championship dictated by a questionable PK," said Mountain Moun-tain View coach Mark Graham. Gra-ham. "I thought our gameplan was going well (up to that point), we were defending and looking for opportunities. It's just the nature of soccer." Although Jordan coach Shaine Herrin was elated by the final result, even he was conflicted about how the winning win-ning goal came. ' i 1 Photos by ASHLEY FRANSCELLNorth County LEFT: Mountain View's Mike Moreno, front fights off Jordan's Kyle Schmitt for the ball Friday, in the 5A state final. RIGHT: Mountain View's Dustin Graham (2) tries to take the ball from Jordan's Marco Angelo. "Unfortunately it took a PK to get our scoring, but that is a testament to how good Mountain Moun-tain View is," Herrin said. "It's an extremely difficult way (for MV) to lose, I've been on the receiving end of that and it's really not fair in a way, but it's part of the game." The manner in which the goal was scored stunned Mountain View; however, it wasn't completely unearned considering Jordan had dominated domi-nated the majority of the first 46 minutes of play. The 'Diggers had numerous opportunities to score early, but every time they got close, they were turned away by Chesler's spectacular saves. In the 20th minute, Chesler laid out to deflect a Marco Angelo An-gelo shot. Seven minutes later, Angelo found Nathan Pulley on a free kick, but Chesler was there to make a save on Pulley's Pul-ley's header to thwart Jordan. Chesler made yet another great save on a Hustedt header to keep the game scoreless going go-ing into halftime. "He's a good keeper, he played well," Graham said. Now accepting new students 'uu.i..ijj.uui.u..::.. ; Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Tumbling, Hip Hop, Technique, TapBallet combo, and Tiny Tots classes are available. Hot Shots Academy Preschool is now registering new students for the '07- 08 school year. Classes are available for 3 and 4 year olds and combine academic principles with hands-on learning and performing arts. Photo by Scott Hancock Contact Information: (801) 785-5883 90 South Main Street, Pleasant Grove i jgh iiTiJlf 9V Xi ASK FOR BUDJOLLEY r: a,- DISCOUHTt .DISCOUNT itk 75920 im'-'l"imiimmm FORESTRIVER TOYHAULER COACHMEN TOYHAULER Sandpiper T21 SP Adrenaline 274 FS "They had some pressure on him early but he did what we expect him to do. We think he's the best keeper in the state." Once the 'Diggers got on the board early in the second half, the roles of the two teams were reversed and the Bruins became the aggressors for most of the rest of the game. Mountain View's best chance to equalize came in the 54th minute when Mike Moreno More-no ran down the right side, cut See TITLE GAME, Page 11 Braves too much for Orem in 4A soccer semifinals Russ Lyman NORTH COUNTY DRAPER The St. Louis Rams teams of the early part of the decade were affectionately called "the greatest show on turf" by ESPN's Chris Berman. Kurt Warner, Torry Holt and Marshall Faulk, you have company. On Wednesday afternoon on Juan Diego High School's artificial arti-ficial surface, Bountiful looked every bit as explosive as those Rams teams in its 5-1 thrashing of Orem. The Braves scored early and often to put an end to the Tigers' seasoa It only took three minutes for Bountiful to get on the board. Orem responded midway through the first half after Jake Balser made a good run through the Brave defense and found Quint on LeBlanc, who headed the ball in to even the score at 1-1. It looked like the score would remain that way going into the half, however, Bountiful put together a relentless barrage bar-rage in the last 10 minutes. Mike Alexander nearly scored but was called offsides. After several other scoring chances, Bountiful converted again with five minutes left in the half, and then Jamie Rigby found Knight, whose shot went into the upper right-hand corner of the goal in the 40th minute to give the Braves a 3-1 halftime lead. "It took us a while to get going, but we really started putting passes together," said Bountiful coach Lou Plank. "The possession was with purpose and a lot of attack and we really started to generate a lot more opportunities." Following the break, Orem See TIGERS, Page 1 1 West dominates East in All-Star Classic Russ Lyman NORTH COUNTY In an evening where the valley's best came out to shine, it turned out that the stars really are brighter out West-At least that was the case for the West All-Stars Monday at BYUs Miller Field. The top seniors from Lone Peak, Lehi, American Fork, Mountain View and Spanish Fork high schools took it to the top players from the East County schools to the tune of a 10-1 win. In the first year where the schools were divided between East and West, it was only fitting fit-ting that a couple of Pioneers led the way for the West squad. Lehi's Travis Holland and CJ Healey dusted off their bats and blasted big hit after big hit to help the West team take a big lead The duo's biggest contribution came in the third inning. Spencer Reiber led off the inning with a single, Taylor Mangum was hit by a pitch and Jason Binks knocked a single See ALL-STAR, Page 11 Why Choose Bear River Mutual For Auto & Homeowners Insurance? Our rates are consistently low because, as a Utah company, we insure ONLY UTAH DRIVERS and ONLY NON-DRINKERS! Our POLICY HOLDERS OWN THE COMPANY. We do what's best for them not what's best for the stock holders! 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