BEAR RIVER HIGH - By Jessica Tanner - October 26, 2021
It’s been a difficult season for the Bear River girls’ soccer team, but many goals were met and the future looks promising. With the addition of turf to Bear Field, Bear River no longer has the disadvantage of not being a turf team and look to be more competitive in the future.
All season long the Bears faced stiff competition in Region 11. They hoped to face a southern team in the playoffs but were matched up against the Green Canyon Wolves—a region foe who the Bears lost to twice.
In their first match up against the Wolves, the Bears took an early 1-0 lead. Kylie Nelson netter a goal off a nice assist from Naomi Tomlinson. It looked as if the Bears were going to have another upset, but the Wolves answered back with 10 minutes left to play in regulation.
Tied up 1-1 the teams went into overtime and on their first drive Green Canyon found the net for the win over the Bears 2-1. Bear River hosted the Wolves a week later and suffered defeat 2-0.
For the first round of the playoffs the Bears were matched up again the Wolves again and a close game was expected. Sadly, the Bears suffered a 5-0 loss at the hand of Green Canyon. It was a rough way to end the season, but the girls fought with heart and some JV players saw varsity minutes.
Earlier in the season the Bears suffered a 6-0 loss to Sky View and a 4-0 loss to the Mustangs on Senior Night. Even though those were tough losses, the defensive played solid and senior keeper Lyza Pebley made a lot of saves.
Pictures by Kaya Towne, October 12, 2021