The Merit Academy Knights traveled to Castle Dale on Thursday to battle Emery High on the soccer field. The preseason opener for the Spartans saw Merit Academy narrowly pull ahead, 4-2.
The matchup was close throughout the first with Merit Academy leading at the break, 2-1. The Knights connected with the net twice in the second half while Emery only made one more goal in the game.
Dallan Ward and Tyeray Migliori each scored one goal apiece.
Emery will have a break before hosting Manti on Thursday, March 12. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m.