Two Moab soccer teams take bronze at Utah Summer Games
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Moab FC LGZ players Emree Olsen, Neely Relph, and Tava Walling battle it out at the opposing team’s goal, seconds before Relph kicked in the game-winning goal in the second half to defeat Delta 1-0 on Saturday, June 14. Photo by Jeff Richards
Moab FC LGZ players Emree Olsen, Neely Relph, and Tava Walling battle it out at the opposing team’s goal, seconds before Relph kicked in the game-winning goal in the second half to defeat Delta 1-0 on Saturday, June 14. Photo by Jeff Richards
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Moab fielded three youth soccer teams at last week’s Utah Summer Games in Cedar City. All three teams advanced to play in their respective bronze medal games, with two of them winning the bronze.

In the girls game, Moab FC LGZ team member Neely Relph kicked in the game-winning goal off a corner kick by Anika Scherer late in the second half to defeat Delta by the score of 1-0 on Saturday, June 14.

Goalkeeper Zoe Kosa made several key stops in the final minutes as the Moab girls held on for the victory and earned the third-place bronze medal in the Girls 11 Red division for girls age 11 and under. Moab’s 11-year-old girls finished with a record of 2-2-1.

In the Boys 11 White division for boys age 11 and under, the Moab FC DVZ team went 1-2-1 in pool play. The team then defeated the Delta Outlaws 3-2 in overtime on Saturday to win the bronze medal.

In the Boys 14 Red division, the Moab FC RDZ team, which included a handful of female players, went 1-3 during pool play. The team’s lone victory was a 3-0 win over the ICE team from Cedar City on Thursday.  

On Saturday, Moab FC FDZ played Millard TKO for the bronze medal. The Cedar City team had defeated Moab’s team by the score of 3-2 on June 12. Despite being ahead 2-0 at halftime, Moab’s team was outscored 4-0 in the second half and ended up placing fourth in the five-team division, while Millard took third place and the bronze.

“The U14 team had a 2-0 lead at halftime off of two goals from Rico Gonzalez and stellar goalkeeping from Josie Camps,” said Patrick Scherer, the head coach of all three Moab teams. “Unfortunately, the momentum swung in the second half and team RDZ settled for fourth place.”

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