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Thunderbirds Claw Past Badgers 4-2

02 February 2019  
11 Claudio Orozco scored the first Badger goal in the 4-2 loss to Mohave. Photo by Ron Williams

Mohave upsets Prescott on Senior Night

The Prescott Badgers celebrated 15 seniors before the game Friday night, but it was the Mohave Thunderbirds celebrating afterwards, upsetting the Badgers 4-2.

Mohave ranked #24, took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Alvaro Soto just past ten minutes into the contest. The Badgers came to within an offside call from being down 2-0, but thanks to a Thunderbird mistake, the score remained 1-0. Prescott tied the score on a Claudio Orozco goal with 11:21 left in the first half. Mohave would take the lead again at the 4:42 mark on a goal by Kaileb Bayliss.

Trailing 2-1, the Badgers kept on battling, but could never get things to run in their favor, in what became even a more physical game.

Mohave went up 3-1 on a second goal by Kaileb Bayliss at the 21:43 mark. Less than three minutes late, it was Alvaro Soto again adding his second goal of the night, giving the Thunderbirds a 4-1 cushion.

Brayden Nelson pulled the Badgers to within 4-2 with 13:55 left, but Mohave goalkeeper Renzo Perez did an amazing job keeping the ball out of the net the remainder of the game.

The loss does not do anything to Prescott as far as Grand Canyon Region standings go, but it will lower the ranking coming up for the playoffs. How far they will drop remains to be seen, but the Badgers should still be in good shape to host a first round playoff game next Saturday.

Score by Half- 1    2   -  T
Mohave            2   2   -  4
Prescott           1   1   -  2

School-                        W-L-T     W-L-T
PRESCOTT                   5-1-0     11-3-1
Flagstaff                       5-1-0     12-2-0
Mohave                        3-2-1       8-6-2        
Bradshaw Mountain   3-3-0       9-6-1                                                       
Mingus                         2-3-1       6-5-1
Lee Williams                2-4-0       9-6-1
Coconino                     0-6-0      2-13-1

Friday Scores
Mohave 4, PRESCOTT 2
Mingus 2, Lee Williams 1
Flagstaff 3, Coconino 0
Monday Schedule
Mohave at Lake Havasu, 6pm
End of regular season
Ron Williams

Ron Williams is the advisor, broadcaster, and sportswriter for the BBN, Badger Broadcasting Network. The BBN is a community club for high school students enrolled in the Prescott Unified School District.