Ogden • The East Leopards got right back to their winning ways after a 17-day break by knocking off first-place Ogden with a commanding 3-0 performance Tuesday on the rain-soaked field at the Ogden Community Sports Complex.
"I was very nervous," East coach Rudy Schenk said. "Historically, coming off a spring break, we have not played particularly well. But we had a good practice [Monday] and that was something we needed. It was intense. Sometimes the break is good, sometimes it's not. But with a 'glass half full' mentality, it was good today."
East got off to a hot start by scoring in the 10th minute. The Leopards proved early that they could get behind the Ogden backline, and this time forwards Matt Barker and Jacksen Skinlo timed their runs perfectly to once again get ahead of the final Tigers defenders. With no one but the goalkeeper left to beat, Barker played a ball across the face of goal that Skinlo finished at the far post to open the scoring.