Prep girls’ soccer: Twin sisters power Woods Cross offense, defense – Salt Lake Tribune

GIRLS’ SOCCER PREVIEW

Class 6A

Defending champion • This is the first year of Class 6A

Outlook •Two-time defending state and national champion Davis is the favorite to come out on top of Region 1 and win the state’s first Class 6A soccer title. Region 2 is up for grabs with Hillcrest being the only team to make a state tournament last season. Copper Hills will have to fend off Herriman in Region 3, while American Fork and Lone Peak likely will duke it out for the Region 4 crown.

Class 5A

Defending champion • Davis

Outlook • Woods Cross, with nine returning starters, is primed to take the top spot in Region 5 with last year’s region champion, Bonneville, remaining in Class 4A. Region 6 sees state runner-up East having to fend off Skyline, Murray, Olympus and Highland. Defending champion Timpview will have to fend off Alta to win another region title, while Springville will try to reclaim Region 8 after an early exit from the state tournament last season.

Class 4A

Defending champion • Timpview

Outlook • Snow Canyon will be looking to claim the top spot in Region 9 and make another deep tournament run, but it will have to go through defending region champion Desert Hills. Spanish Fork should be the most experienced and talented team in Region 10. Last year’s Class 3A champion, Juan Diego, will be tested in Region 11 with Bonneville joining familiar foes Park City, Tooele and Stansbury, while 3A runner-up Logan will attempt a return to the title game if it can handle Ridgeline and Mountain Crest in Region 12.

Class 3A

Defending champion • Juan Diego

Outlook • Morgan, South Summit and Summit Academy will battle to decide a winner in Region 13. Delta, Maeser Prep and Juab will fight for the Region 14 crown, while Manti, Emery and Grand County will be the frontrunners in Region 15. With several of these schools escaping 2A, expect the state tournament to be entertaining.

Class 2A

Defending champion • Waterford

Outlook • Waterford and Rowland Hall will be the favorites in the new 2A North, while the 2A South is much more open with Gunnison Valley, Millard and Parowan all possibilities to claim the region. Waterford and Rowland Hall most likely will decide the Class 2A state champion whether in the state title game or whichever team beats the other earlier in the tournament.

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