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Lehi Advances to Final With 13-5 Win Over Waterford

Addie Pearson
Addie Pearson

The Lehi Pioneers will get another shot at a D-II title on Saturday after beating Waterford, 13-5 in the ULA Girls D-II Semifinals on Monday. The Pioneers lost in the 2013 championship to American Fork.
“We’re very excited to get back to the finals and hopefully we can get it this year,” said Lehi Head Coach Greg Freeman.
Lehi scored first when Shea Munger found the back of the net. Waterford answered right back though with a great goal by Katarina Haines. Both teams traded goals before Lehi went on a two goal run to take a 4-2 lead at the 9:50 mark. Erin Roach pulled a goal back for the Ravens who were able to find holes in the Lehi defense. Megan Freeman was able to extend the Lehi lead at the 6:42 mark with a great wrap around from X, spun back and bounced it in. Again Waterford answered when Julia Martin cut down the middle of the field unmarked, caught the pass from Haines and buried it in the back of the net. Lehi scored two more goals before half, a great goal by Pearson and a fast break goal by Freeman to make the score 7-4 at halftime.

Addie Pearson
Addie Pearson
The second half saw the Pioneers put the game away with long bouts of possession and stellar defense. Freeman scored first out of the break and a big save by Lehi goalie Laramie Leaver kept the momentum in favor of Lehi. Kylie Labrum, Munger and back-to-back goals by Pearson extended the Pioneers lead to 9 before Martin pulled one back for Waterford which would be the final goal of the game, giving Lehi the 13-5 win.
Pearson finished with 5 goals and an assist for Lehi while teammate Freeman had 4 tallies and an assist. Leaver finished with 6 saves in the win. Waterford controlled 12 draws compared to 8 for Lehi.
The Pioneers will take on either the Pleasant Grove Vikings in the ULA Girls D-I championship game on Saturday at 10am at Park City High School.

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