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Sky View Outlasts Logan, Advances to Quarterfinals

A late Logan run would not be enough for the Grizzlies as the Bobcats emerged victorious 6-5, in the first ever postseason match-up between these two rival schools Tuesday night at Logan High School.
It was Sky View senior Bryce Stuart who stole the show scoring the game-winning goal in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter to send Sky View on its way to the next round of the playoffs.
After slow starts for both teams in the first quarter the Bobcats scored two quick goals to start the second quarter and took a 3-0 lead into halftime with three different goal scorers.
Logan would get onto the scoreboard early in the third quarter when senior midfielder Hunter Horsley picked up a ground ball and found the back of the net on a step-down shot. The goal by Horsley was then shortly followed up by a goal from Logan attackman Alex Larson who got the Grizzlies within one goal.
The two goal run by the Grizzlies would be answered by Bryce Stuart who scored a goal and assisted on another to teammate Carson Gray to give the Bobcats a 5-2 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
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Logan would climb right back into on the shoulders of attackman Brandon Dodd who scored 3 straight goals for the Grizzlies to tie the game up with 4 minutes left in the game to set the stage for a thrilling finish.
“All I could think about is this is what we do, this is why we play sports,” said Sky View head coach Chris Buxton. “Fourth quarter we’re tied up, in the first round of the playoffs. This is what we play for.”
The two teams traded shots in the fourth quarter but it ended up being Stuart for Sky View who found a lane on the right side of the cage and dropped in what would be the game-winning goal just over the shoulder of Logan goalkeeper Zachary Anderson.
“We had a little bit of a fourth quarter drag… we just had to settle down,” Stuart said. “We knew we could pull it off if we just played our way. It was stressful, but it felt pretty good.”
Buxton said it was the teams’ strong first half and a strong overall team effort that got them the victory.
“Oh man, it’s super hard to beat a team twice, let alone a talented team like Logan,” Buxton said. “It feels great to win this game and move onto to the next round.”
Logan head coach Clay Christoffersen said his team played well and was in position to win the game and just missed on some opportunities to score late and get to overtime.
“We had some really good chances, they just didn’t go in,” Christoffersen said. “Overall I’m extremely proud of the way our guys played. I’m proud of the players, coaches and the parents.”
Dodd led the Grizzlies with 3 goals while Horsley and Larson both added one. Jordan Spach and Isak Chadwick both had assists for Logan. Sky View was led by Stuart who had 3 goals and one assist. Keaton Horman, Graysen Pitcher, and Carson Gray all had one goal apiece.
Logan finishes its season 11-5 and Sky View now moves onto the quarterfinals of the playoffs and will play on the road in a rematch against Juan Diego, a team that beat them 9-6 earlier this season.
“It’s the playoffs,” Buxton concluded, “we’re going to prepare as always and come up with a good game plan to be effective against whoever we play.”

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