PRESCOTT — Coming off a heartbreaking loss to rival Flagstaff last week, the Badgers took to the pitch again Tuesday, looking to pick up a much needed victory on the road over the Coconino Panthers.
The Badgers struggled most with finishing their opportunities against Flagstaff, but Tuesday night they blitzed the Panthers scoring all four goals in the first half to win 4-1.
Emma Alvarez and Sawyer Magnett scored two goals each in the Badgers win with Lily Jensen and Lauryn Mayhan each having an assist.
The weather wasn’t ideal for either side in a windy match, but the Badgers were able to use their lead to get their younger players some experience, they hope will pay off as the season continues.
“It was a freezing windy game that made play difficult but we accomplished our goal,” Prescott head coach Paul Campuzano said. “We got a few early goals and then gave significant minutes to our younger players. I’m hoping to get them ready, understanding our system for the final three game and hopefully our state run.”
The Badgers (11-3, 3-1 Grand Canyon) currently sit at No. 6 in the 4A conference as we head down the stretch of the regular season. The Badgers will look to pick up another region victory at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, when they will travel across town to play Bradshaw Mountain.
Chris Whitcomb is a sports reporter for The Daily Courier. Follow him on Twitter at @AZChris32. Email him at email@example.com, or call 928-445-3333, ext. 2031.