BY SHAIN GILLET
Clipper Sports Editor
PLEASANT VIEW – Tori Page and Jana Wall scored two goals each against Weber High School Thursday afternoon, helping the Lady Vikings girls’ soccer team notch its third win in a row with a 4-1 victory.
The win, once again, was in come-from-behind fashion as Weber was able to score in the opening minutes of the first half.
“We’ve had a really hard time the first couple of games giving up quick goals,” said coach Emalee Tate. “It’s something that we are continuing to address with our captains and our leaders. It’s something that needs to be fixed.”
Viewmont responded with three goals from Wall and Page, and gave the Vikings a 3-1 halftime lead.
Viewmont’s game-tying goal occurred in the 19th minute when a corner kick from Abbie Flandro found the head of Wall for the goal.
The go-ahead goal occurred in the 34th minute after Page took a dropped pass from Bailee Hammond and fired it past Weber’s goal-keeper.
“The ability to come back and to get the goals that we’re getting and take control of the game shows the determination of our team to fight back,” said Tate. “I’m proud of the girls for showing that they can come back, and it shows the character of our team and the program we’re trying to build.”
Page kicked in her second goal of the game in the 39th minute off a ball initially driven inside by Flandro. Flandro passed to Page, who was sitting on the outside, and scored before the closing whistle of the first half.
“We’ve been working on being more dynamic up top, and not just with our forward runs and our attacking players,” said Tate. “The girls responded well by getting the ball wide today. All our goals came from the outside, which is a lot better than what we have been doing.”
The final goal from Viewmont started on another corner kick. Jessica James took the corner kick, placing the ball in a perfect position for Wall to head into the net for the 4-1 lead.
Tate said after the game that Viewmont has “a couple of players that are very good at set pieces,” and others that are good at finishing on the other end.
“I give credit to our players to put the ball where it needs to be,” she said, “and having those other players determined to get in the box and finish is big.”
For Wall and Page, their pair of goals each was their first goals of the season.
Viewmont will host Layton Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.