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The Spartans sought warmer weather and headed to St. George for a weekend tournament to begin the soccer season. Emery kicked off the season on Friday against Union. The Cougars proved tough to beat and took the contest, 3-1.
The competition grew tougher for Emery as the Spartans faced off with 4A Stansbury on Saturday. The Stallions scored four goals in the first half to take a commanding lead. They added three more goals in the final half to grab the 7-0 win.
Emery (0-2, 0-0) will need to rebound quickly as it heads to Richfield on Tuesday to play the Wildcats (2-3, 0-0). The Spartans will then return home for their home opener against South Sevier on Thursday (1-1, 1-0).