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Copper Hills Dominates Desert Hills

Copper Hills LacrosseCopper Hills dominated the game from start to finish today when Desert Hills came north from St. George to Salt Lake City. In the end, Copper Hills finished with a comfortable 18-4 win.
Copper Hills came out and possessed the ball a while before scoring the first three goals of the game. Their success was fueled by their suffocating defense that would not allow Desert Hills to get a possession with multiple failures to advance the ball and forced turnovers, giving Copper Hills multiple more offensive possessions. Desert Hills finally broke through the tough pressure of Copper Hills when Lakin Burrows scored five hole on a fast break goal. They would bring the game to within one goal when Michael Vogl took advantage of the unsettled defense and drove goal line and found the back of the net.
Copper Hills would be propelled by Daxton Sloan when he shook his defender on a fast break and ripped a shot into the goal. He then found Keaton Stephens cutting through Desert Hills zone for the goal with under a minute left in the first quarter.  Twelve seconds later Tyler Harmer found Jason Hess, who dropped the ball over Brady Perry’s shoulder for the easy goal.
Coming out of the first quarter leading only 5-3 Copper Hills took over the game when attackman Sloan finished the quarter alone with 4 goals and 2 assists as he propelled his team to a very comfortable lead in the game. The quarter would end when, just before half, Willden dodged from X and scored a shot between his own legs to give Copper Hills a 13-3 lead going into half time.
After halftime, Copper Hills would continue to control possession for most of the game.  Desert Hills would find their last goal in the 3rd quarter when attackman Hess would find the back of the net for the man up goal. Copper Hills would be led in the second half by Leroy Sandberg with his two low to low stingers from the midfield and an assist.  The game was all but over by the time Copper Hills’ attackman Sloan left the game in the third quarter after 6 goals and 4 assists.
Copper Hills Head Coach Scott Park was asked about his team’s performance today and said, “It’s hard to judge your teams performance against that not real skilled, but we have been really concentrating on our effort in games and in the Judge game and now this game I feel we have really improved.”  He added, “The score really doesn’t matter as long as the effort is there and I am please with that today.”

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