Our Grizzlies rolled over Bear River in girls’ soccer last week, easily winning 4-0. They
didn’t start as strong as coach Katie Taylor would have liked, as it was still 0-0 at half time. The
Grizzlies came out of the gate quickly in the second half, however, and took a 2-0 lead in the
first ten minutes. Bizzy Arevalo calmy slotted home a shot to the right of the goalie, and soon
after Brinlee Williams hit the side netting with a beautiful left-footed strike. Later, Erin Godfrey
chipped the goalie from the right side of the field before Karly Lopez finished off the game with
a well-placed free-kick. The girls could have scored even more, as Kennedy Michel hit the post
with a right-footed rocket late in the second half.
This was an important win for the Grizzlies, as in their previous game they lost 2-0 to
Green Canyon. Coach Taylor believed that the problem with the Green Canyon game was
mental, so focused on improving her team’s state of mind at the practices following the game.
She had them condition, swap captains, and threatened to make them wear cotton tee-shirts
with numbers drawn on instead of jerseys. Taylor also had the girls talk about goals they had
and what they wanted to achieve in the next game. Side-back Shea Davidson said, “we all
focused on one thing to accomplish,” and this was a part of what helped them to bounce back
against Bear River. Clearly this coaching method worked, as the Grizzlies dominated the Bears.
Taylor will certainly only continue to improve her team as the season goes on. They play
Mountain Crest on Friday (JV at 2 and Varsity at 4). The season is halfway over, so be sure to go
support while you still can!
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