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Orem High forward Becca Stevens, left, fights for possession against Snow Canyon's Kayla Overfelt

Orem High forward Becca Stevens, left, fights for possession against Snow Canyon’s Kayla Overfelt

Tyler Sipe, Deseret Morning News

OREM — The Snow Canyon girls soccer team suffered its second straight defeat to a northern Utah team with a 6-0 loss to Orem on Friday.

In the second day of a three-day tour of Salt Lake and Utah County, the Warriors from Class 3A showed obvious fatigue from a match a day earlier and were a few steps behind the 4A Tigers for most of the afternoon.

Five different Orem players scored goals while Snow Canyon managed just a single attempt on goal during the entire contest.

"Snow Canyon worked hard," said Orem coach Ed Louder. "They played last night so I know they were probably a little bit tired. But it's nice to be able to work our game plan and have a little bit of time. We won"t have that kind of time against a lot of the teams we play."

Orem scored early in the third minute on a mid-range shot by Anne Shallenberger after an assist by KT Thomas.

Jaime Lyons scored the second goal in the 12th minute before Thomas made an outstanding individual effort, winning the ball on defense and dribbling into range and scoring from the left side of the goal in the 31st minute.

All three of Orem"s first half goals were scored and assisted by sophomores. Nine of the 17 players on the Tigers" roster are sophomores, but there was no sign of youth or inexperience on the field.

"They don't play like sophomores," said Louder. "A lot of them have come through with a club team and developed for a number of years. Most of them played varsity last year so they've got one more year of experience to benefit from. They're well seasoned."

The Warriors made a goalkeeper change at halftime, but were ineffective at slowing down the Tigers' attack.

One of Orem"s two seniors, Chelsey Norton, dribbled around a defender and scored in the 41st minute to make the score 4-0.

Shallenberger scored her second goal of the game in the 59th minute, burying a shot into the left side of the net.

Andrea Thayne had the most impressive goal of the game in the 63rd minute, hitting a shot from the far right side of the field, 30 yards away from the goal. Kelsea Park assisted on the shot that made the score 6-0.

Snow Canyon's only serious threat to score came earlier in the first half when an attacker rebounded a corner kick and lofted a long shot from the side, but goalkeeper Aly Tucker made the save for Orem.

"It"s nice that we got out on the field," said Louder. "We were able to work our touches in a game situation against an opponent."

In other games Friday:

CANYON VIEW 2, PAYSON 1: Angie Redd and Amanda Allen each notched goals to help the Falcons edge the Lions in a tight preseason game.

PARK CITY 5, FREMONT 1: Elli Reed notched a hat trick and Kelly Islieb added two goals as the Miners' star players helped the 3A side notch a big win over 5A's Fremont.

ALTA 5, MOUNTAIN VIEW 1: After Mountain View's Erin Salmon tied the game in the 16th minute, the Hawks scored four unanswered goals to cruise to the nonregion victory. Stephanie Lowery, Natalie Norris, Mary Wright, Lauren Minnick, and Hailee DeYoung each scored one time.

PROVO 3, SPANISH FORK 0: With three freshmen in the starting line-up, Provo managed to remain patient as the broke the game open with three second-half strikes. Chandra Salmon, Jessica Trewartha, and Breeanna Bowser all scored once.

SPRINGVILLE 7, DELTA 1: The Red Devils notched seven goals to claim their first victory.

LONE PEAK 5, EAST 0: Shantel Flanary notched twice, and Emily Zippi, Becca Hofheins and Lauren Hair each had one goal as the Knights notched an impressive nonregion win over the defending 4A champs.