Fighting for sole possession of third place in the Region 15 standings, the Emery Lady Spartans made the trip to Moab on Thursday for a matchup with Grand.
All three goals in the 2-1 Grand win came in the first half. Emery’s Sarah Swasey scored her fourth goal of the season in the first half, but stingy defense from the Red Devils proved to be the deciding factor in the second half, spurring Grand to the win.
Both teams now sit at 2-4 in the Region 15 standings with just two games remaining. Grand (2-5, 2-4 Region 15) will play at region-leading Manti on Tuesday and then at North Sevier on Thursday. Emery (4-5, 2-4 Region 15) will travel to North Sevier on Tuesday and Gunnison on Thursday.
The first round of the 2A Playoffs begin on Oct. 14.