Warrior Sports Wrap
Oct 30, 2014 11:26AM
● By Tom Haraldsen
Fall prep sports season is wrapping up for Taylorsville High. Here’s a look at how teams are doing to this point in the year:
The Warriors finished third in Region 2, with a 4-12-1 record overall, and lost a first-round 5A girls state game to Brighton, 8-0, on Oct. 14. Leading the charge for Taylorsville this year were Alyssa Daniels, who scored 5 goals, and Autumn Jensen, who tallied 3. Keeper Ceami Passey had 3 shutouts.
Taylorsville qualified three singles’ players and two doubles’ teams for state, but all lost in the first round at Liberty Park.
In first singles, Lelani Brown (8-7 season record) lost to Leah Heimuli of Lone Peak, 6-2 6-1. Heimuli went on to finish second in state. In second singles, Courtnew Mecham (7-5) lost to eventual state champ Whitney Turley of Davis, 6-0 6-0. Turley lost only one game in four state matches. In third singles, Christina Chahil (8-7) lost to Aspen Landgren of Brighton, 6-0-6-0.
In doubles, first team Hanna Hardy and Rachel Timpson (9-6) lost 6-2-6-0 to Lauren Allen and Electra Cochran of Lone Peak, who eventually took second in state. The second doubles team of Berquel Burbank and Kaylee Wengren (10-5) lost to Mequelle Montgomery and Alisha Watkins of Davis, 6-1-6-2.
Taylorsville did not qualify for the state tournament this year.
The Warriors had two entries in the boys and a full team in the girls division at 5A cross country state finals, held Oct. 22 at Sugar House Park.
In the boys race, junior Ryan Colby finished 39th overall at 16:36.2 for the 3-mile course. Teammate Abraham Bernal, senior, was 108th at 18:37.5. The winner was Zac Jacklin of American Fork at 15:05.5.
Top finisher for Taylorsville in girls was senior Morgan Taylor, 83rd at 21:36.7. Junior Emma Micheel was 96th at 22:04.4, freshman Holly Kirby 107th at 22:37.5, freshman Bailey Hansen 110th at 22:43.3, junior Vicky Nguyen 113th at 22:50.0, junior Kaitlyn Kim 116th at 23:53.7, and sophomore Arrina Jones 119th at 24;44.5. Herriman’s Lucy Biles won in a time of 17.41.0
Through game of Oct. 23, the Warriors are 8-0 in region, 18-7 overall, leading the league. Taylorsville has two regular season matches remaining before the state tournament begins.
Two late-season losses, including a 48-21 setback against West on Oct. 24, pushed the Warriors into a road game to open the 5A state playoffs. Taylorsville was scheduled to play at Riverton on Halloween afternoon.
T-ville is 7-3 on the year, 3-2 in region. Toa Muamua leads the team in rushing with 658 yards and 12 touchdowns, while Kingston Limutau has scored six times. Muamua has also passed for over 900 yards and 6 scores.
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