This time, there would be no upset. Determined not to blow an undefeated season at the state tournament again, Ben Lomond showed just how dominating it has been in 3A this year with a 3-0 victory over Pine View to win the state championship.
"It was just a fun game. The girls came down here and were really focused," Ben Lomond coach Don Greenfield said.Ashlee Child got the Scots on the board first as she headed home a corner kick by Traci Pollard late in the first half.
Though many figured Ben Lomond's 3-0 victory over Park City Friday was the "real" championship, Pine View proved in the first half that it could play with Ben Lomond.
Ryan Greene made it 2-0 about 15 minutes into the second half as she knocked in a shot that Pine View's keeper dropped. Pollard tacked on the last goal, Ben Lomond's 100th of the season, on a breakaway.
"It feels real good. We were 16-0 heading into last year's semifinals and Park City woke us up," Greenfield said. "The girls really worked hard all year and wanted it real bad with the loss last year against Park City."
In last year's semifinal in Ogden, Park City outplayed, outhustled, out-everythinged Ben Lomond during a 4-0 win. Park City went on to win the championship.
Amy Farmer had the shutout against Pine View, her 13th of the season. It included a penalty kick save late in the game. Ben Lomond outshot Pine View 20-5.
The Scots' offense has received much of the publicity for its phenomenal season, but the defense is equally deserving. Ben Lomond only surrendered five goals all season, and only one of those came during the state tournament.