Richfield rolls past Parowan

He shoots. He scores! One goal was all it took for the Richfield High School boys soccer team to win its home opener Thursday in a non-region game against Parowan.

Lucas Foster, a Wildcat junior, scored the only goal of the game in the 57th minute. His first shot was blocked and deflected by the Ram goalie. As the ball was loose, Foster continued to rush toward the goal, and put it in the back of the net to give the Wildcats their first win of the season.

The Wildcats’ senior goalie, Carter Hunt, earned the shutout in the 1-0 victory. He needed just one save to accomplish this. Head coach Brad Shaw said the defense was big in helping its goalie.

“The defensive line has come together nicely,” he said. “They’re getting into their positions. They haven’t allowed what I call quality shots. The defense is forcing people to play way outside and have some shots that are easily handled by our goalie. They are denying good goal attempts.”

Shaw likes the way his team is developing through the first two games.

“It was a good win,” he said. “We have some things to clean up, but it was okay. The boys fought hard and played to the end. We’ve just got to get a few things figured out to get this thing rolling. We are getting stronger.”

The Wildcats evened up their record at 1-1 on the season. Up next, they will host the Grand Red Devils, who they upset in the 3A state playoffs last season. Richfield will then continue its region schedule as it heads to Carbon to take on the Dinos.