Region 9 soccer: Thunder grab first region victory; Warriors, Panthers cruise to wins

Cedar goalkeeper makes a save on a shot by Desert Hills' Kanon Heaton (26), Cedar vs. Desert Hills, Soccer, St. George, Utah, Mar. 24, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — None of the three Region 9 games was particularly close Tuesday night, with Desert Hills and Pine View taking home victories and Snow Canyon capturing a road win.

The Panthers and Warriors moved into first place with their wins, while Cedar and Hurricane continue to look for their first region victories. Here’s a recap of Tuesday night’s action:

Desert Hills 3, Cedar 0

Trevor Ottenschot is hot. The Thunder goalkeeper recorded his fourth shutout of the season in blanking the Redmen Tuesday night at Thunder Field. He’s only allowed two goals twice this year and only Pine View, in an overtime game, has scored three on Ottenschot and the D-Hills defense.

Desert-Hills-smcedar-smDespite the excellent defense, Desert Hills had been mired in a four-game losing streak and hadn’t scored a goal since Mar. 7. But that all changed against Cedar, with Hunter Spray striking two home and Kanon Heaton adding a third tally. DH led 2-0 at the half and never looked back.

Thunder goal keeper Trevor Ottenschot, Cedar vs. Desert Hills, Soccer, St. George, Utah, Mar. 24, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News
Thunder goal keeper Trevor Ottenschot, Cedar vs. Desert Hills, Soccer, St. George, Utah, Mar. 24, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

It is the first region win for Desert Hills, which improved to 4-5-0 overall. DH is just three points behind Canyon View for that all-important fourth-place spot. The Thunder are at Canyon View Friday afternoon.

Last year’s trip to the championship is becoming a distant memory for the Redmen, who dropped to 1-6-1 overall and 0-4-0 in region. Cedar has scored just one goal in Region 9 and only eight goals in eight games this season.

The Redmen are at Hurricane Friday evening for a 5:30 p.m. kickoff.

Snow Canyon 4, Canyon View 1

Kevin Guevara Chillin is having an amazing season and he added to his impressive numbers with three more goals Tuesday night in the Warriors road win.

snow-canyon-smcanyon-view-smChillin has three multi-goal games this season and he is second in the state in goals behind teammate Angel Muniz. Canyon View’s Chris Perez, who is third in 3A in goals scored, recorded his eighth of the year to keep the Falcons from being shutout.

The Warriors fourth tally came on an own-goal by Canyon View. Snow Canyon, which led 2-0 at halftime, improves to 9-1-0 overall and 4-1-0 in region competition. The Warriors, who are tied with Pine View for first place with 12 points, are off Friday and play at Cedar next Tuesday afternoon.

The Falcons, 5-3-1 and 2-3-0, have a home game with Desert Hills Friday afternoon.

Pine View 3, Hurricane 1

The Panthers remain the only unbeaten, untied team in Region 9 with the two-goal win at home Tuesday night.

Pine-view-smhurricane-smMichael Wade, Kaleb Dudley and Jose Gaona all scored in a dominant first half for Pine View. It was Wade’s seventh tally of the season and the 29th of his high school career. Dudley’s goal was the third of the season for him and Gaona notched his first career score.

Hurricane got one goal back in the second half as Max Guterez scored his first of the season for the Tigers.

Pine View, 5-3-1 overall and 4-0-0 in region, hosts Dixie Thursday night in a battle for first place with Snow Canyon on a bye.

Hurricane, 2-4-2 and 0-3-1, hosts Cedar Friday at 5:30 p.m.

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