Panther boys crush Mountain View, Lyman

Otto I. Eovaldi

The dominance of the Powell Superior College boys’ soccer staff was on complete exhibit previous weekend. 

The Panthers defeated Mountain Watch and Lyman on Friday and Saturday, profitable 12- and 10-, respectively. They are now 7-1 and have outscored opponents 44-3 this period. 

Eight PHS gamers scored in the lopsided wins. Junior Hawkin Sweeney led with 8 goals mixed in the two video games. Other Panthers with many ambitions on the weekend include things like Gunnar Erickson (3), Jesse Trotter (a few), Sam Bauer (two) and Garrett Morris (two). 

In addition to those people players, two Panthers — Landon Sessions and Jack Pool — scored their very first aims of the 2021 season.

Due to the fact of the uneven scorelines, PHS head coach David Gilliatt had the possibility to play a number of subs and go starters to distinct positions in the video games. 

“It’s good for some of those people players to get more experience in a varsity recreation, and I would say there is a good deal of worth of having repetitions for the starters,” he reported. “I would say it was effective for each varieties of gamers.”

While PHS sailed to two victories, Gilliatt felt like his crew didn’t participate in its greatest soccer in the 1st 50 % of both match. But the coach reported the 10 to 20 minutes soon after halftime in both equally contests is wherever he observed the greatest soccer from his players.

“I do not want them enjoying somebody else’s activity,” Gilliatt said. “We need to enjoy our brand of soccer all over the game. Anyone can kick [a] ball, but can you do it with excellence?”

Even though the Panthers outscored Mountain Look at and Lyman by a combined 22 aims, Gilliatt mentioned his intent was not to run up the score. The mentor tinkered with his lineup and inserted a handful of subs in equally matches.

Even though his intention was not to blow these opponents out, Gilliatt informed his players to maintain taking part in tough for all 80 minutes and engage in into their model, regardless of what quantities were on the scoreboard.

“It’s never ever meant to be disrespectful,” he claimed. “It’s meant to display respect that we consider you severely. It’s about playing competitively for the total recreation.”

Separately, Sweeney was Powell’s top rated offensive performer and now has 19 objectives this year. 

“You require objectives to earn online games,” Gilliatt explained.

Erickson, a freshman, was a “big team player,” logging 5 helps on the weekend, while Trotter and Morris also played “two great game titles,” in accordance to the coach.

Powell will appear to continue its the latest dominance at 5 p.m. Friday towards Lander Valley. The first meeting amongst PHS and LVHS was a 1- gain in favor of the Panthers. 

When the staff heads south to Lander, Gilliatt needs to see a equivalent vigor from his squad that he saw in the to start with match versus the Tigers. 

“I feel in the initially game we played with genuinely superior depth,” Gilliatt claimed. “I feel we want to make confident that we’re not just kicking the ball — there’s a perception of urgency but not a panic. Can we find the maturity and patience to move the ball up the discipline with the same depth as when we very first confronted them?”


Powell 12, Mountain Perspective

Plans — Hawkin Sweeney 5, Gunnar Erickson 2, Jesse Trotter 2, Jack Pool 1, Chance Franks 1, Landon Sessions 1

Assists — Erickson 3, Reece Bauer 2, Sam Bauer 1, Franks 1, Garrett Morris 1


Powell 10, Lyman

Ambitions — Sweeney 3, S. Bauer 2, Morris 2, Erickson 1, Trotter 1, Keaton Rowton 1

Assists — Erickson 2, S. Bauer 2, Morris 1, Adrian Geller 1, Sweeney 1, Franks 1, R. Bauer 1, Will Jackson 1

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