CCHS girls lacrosse season ends in state quartersJun 30, 2022 09:10PM ● By Catherine Garrett
By Catherine Garrett | [email protected]
The Corner Canyon High girls lacrosse team had high hopes this season, reaching No. 4 in the ranks of the state’s 6A squads. The Chargers earned a first-round bye in the state tournament before beating Farmington 14-7 in the second round. In the quarterfinal round, Corner Canyon lost to eventual champion Mountain Ridge 14-3 May 21.
“We had a deep and talented team this year with great expectations,” said coach Matt Kenning. “We may not have finished this season the way we wanted and we did have several close losses, but we finished the year with a 10-8 overall record.”
Against Farmington May 19, First-Team All-Region players Simone Parker and Maura Henry both had four goals and an assist to lead the Chargers. In the loss against Mountain Ridge, Parker, First Team All-Region player Allison Reading and Malarie Story netted goals for Corner Canyon.
Junior Kenzie Zimmerman was also honored as First Team All-Region this year for the Chargers who came in fourth in Region 4.
Parker, a senior midfielder, scored 76 goals this season and recorded four assists while Henry, a senior attacker, added 55 goals and 25 assists to both lead the team in scoring with 80 points each.
After a redesign of Corner Canyon’s offensive and defensive schemes to suit their personnel better, the Chargers started the season 2-4 before running off three straight wins to start region play. Five of the team’s losses this season were by three goals or less, including one-goal losses to Lone Peak and Pleasant Grove.
Also on the squad this season were seniors Lizzie Boyle, Mila Christy, Sam Furst, Ashlyn Pepper and Kenzie Stoddard; juniors Hannah Berente, Kate Cavin, Breanne Cruz, Sessilee Halverson, Malia Ika, Eden Linford, Sadi Peacock, Abbey Richardson, Kamryn Stuart, Saige Talbot and Niya West; sophomores Maci Crivac, Marissa Parker, Janneke Remick, Kayla Vaughn and Mia Wells; and freshmen Mia Ambrose, Cat Faucette, Sophie Jacobs, Sophia Sandoval and Callista Sirrine.
“We had a great season, Kenning said. “The kids had fun and took a giant step forward in terms of growth, ability and becoming contenders for a 6A state title.”
Kenning was assisted this season by Lauren Ackerman, Eliza Jorgensen, Lexi Burns, Emme Laro and Peighton Kimble on the coaching staff.
“I personally love this team and love the school. Corner Canyon really cares about its student-athletes and does everything they can to help us build a successful program,” Kenning said. “We are losing some fantastic seniors but have a strong and talented remaining group of kids that will be ready to go next season.”