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Bears defuse Rockets in 2-0 victory

Prep Boys Soccer

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Bradshaw Mountain’s boys soccer team picked up its first power-point win of the 2018-19 season on Friday, Dec. 7, dispatching Moon Valley, 2-0, in a 4A matchup at a damp and chilly Bob Pavlich Field.

With the victory, the Bears of the Grand Canyon region improved their record to 1-1-1 in power-point matches and 5-1-1 overall (includes pre-conference tournaments).

Moon Valley of the Skyline region dipped to 0-2-0 and 1-4-0.

Bradshaw Mountain started slowly on Friday, carrying a slim 1-0 lead into halftime. But it wouldn’t matter. The Bears made a goal apiece from junior right wing Dillon Harwood and sophomore left wing/attacking midfielder Tryston Cohan stick in an otherwise defensive battle.

“The weight of needing a win to keep on track for [the 4A] state [playoffs] weighed on the boys, I think,” Bradshaw Mountain coach Bruce Giles said. “But they settled down and played more patiently in the second half, controlling the game.”

CORRECTION

In The Daily Courier’s Dec. 2 Sports section, the story titled, “Bradshaw boys soccer beats rival Prescott 5-4 to win Alliance tourney,” should have said that the Bears have qualified for the state playoffs four times in the program’s history. Bradshaw Mountain reached state in 1999, 2006, 2008 and 2017.

UP NEXT

Bradshaw Mountain will now have 10 days to prepare for Deer Valley (1-0-0 record in power-point matches heading into Friday). The Bears visit the Skyhawks of the 4A West Valley region at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, in Glendale.

Moon Valley travels to Apache Junction (1-1-0) of the 4A Black Canyon region at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13.

Doug Cook is a reporter for The Daily Courier. Follow him on Twitter at @dougout_dc. Email him at dcook@prescottaz.com or call 928-445-3333, ext. 2039.