Congratulations to Box Elder on a great game. You beat a very good team. Its
even more of an accomplishment to beat East on their undersized, downward
sloping pitch, which gives them more than the typical home-field advantage.
Great game Box Elder! A talented bunch of players that beat a good Wasatch team
and now showed their ability to win on the road in the tournament. Box
Elder's pitch is also a bit on the small side and they are great at using
their throw-ins and set pieces to put pressure on the offensive end. The East
pitch was not a whole lot different from what Box Elder is used to. Good luck
in the semifinal and Final. Box Elder may actually struggle more on a bigger
pitch. Four great teams left in a talented 4A pool.
Many high schools have made good progress over the past decade updating their
soccer fields. Hopefully those with less than standard fields can make some
improvements in the future or arrange to play on the football field. You
don't see football being played on an 80 x 40 yard field.