DRAPER — Karrie Pead and McKenna Kimber are sending the Viewmont Vikings girls’ soccer team to its third consecutive 5A final.
The duo scored a goal a piece in the Vikings’ 2-1 overtime win over the Davis Darts. Kimber’s goal came in the 91st minute of extra time at Juan Diego Catholic High School Tuesday afternoon.
Pead’s goal in the 28th minute of the first half gave the Vikings the initial goal in the game. The goal was set up by a high kick into the wind, and Pead was able to jump above
Davis goalkeeper Sarah Beecher for the initial score.
Davis was able to respond to the early goal by scoring the game-tying goal in the 42nd minute, kick-starting the second half.
Emma Farley, who had scored only a single goal all season, knocked in the Darts’ only goal in the game with a shot from roughly 35 yards away.
The rivals remained scoreless through the rest of regulation and the first overtime, pushing the game into a second overtime period. It was the first time the Vikings were forced to play in an overtime game since the opening game of the season against Bountiful, which occurred on Aug. 7.
However, the second overtime period didn’t last long. TheVikings pushed across the second goal in opening minute from an unfamiliar source. Kimber, who hadn’t scored a goal all season long, was able to get a perfect pass in the box from teammate Laura Essig, creating the opportunity for Kimber to score.
Viewmont had it’s chances to score often in the first overtime, however. With the high wind at its advantage, Viewmont pushed the ball many times into Davis territory attempting to set up the golden goal.
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