Soccer team ekes out 2-1 overtime win against Richfield
by Jeff Richards
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Joseph Andrew prepares to kick the ball against Richfield. Andrew scored both of Grand’s goals in the Red Devils’ 2-1 overtime victory on March 26. Photo by Jeff Richards
Joseph Andrew prepares to kick the ball against Richfield. Andrew scored both of Grand’s goals in the Red Devils’ 2-1 overtime victory on March 26. Photo by Jeff Richards
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The Grand County High School boys soccer team defeated the Richfield Wildcats 2-1 in overtime last Tuesday, March 26.

In the hard-fought game played at Moab during spring break, the Red Devils got both their goals from Joseph Andrew, a junior who hadn’t previously scored in a varsity game.

“Joseph Andrew and a couple of other kids really stepped up for us,” said GCHS head coach Mike Camps.

Andrew’s first goal came on a crossover kick from a teammate that he was able to tap into the net using his upper chest. That gave the Red Devils a 1-0 lead, however, Richfield was able to tie the game before halftime, thanks to a goal by the Wildcats’ Spencer Henderson.

Neither team scored in the second half of the game, which forced a 10-minute sudden-death overtime period. Approximately midway through that extra session, Andrew finally kicked in the game-winner.

Grand goalkeeper Layton Call managed to stop several crucial shots by Richfield during the contest.

The Red Devils improved their record to 4-4 overall, 3-2 in region play. They are currently in third place in the 2A East region with seven games remaining in the season.

“We’re at the halfway point of our season now, and we’re just really starting to play well together,” Camps said. “A few of our guys are really stepping up to play some big games.”

This week, the Red Devils were scheduled to play two games on the road: at South Sevier on Tuesday, April 2, and at Gunnison on Thursday, April 4.

Grand’s next home game is Thursday, April 11, against North Sevier.

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