GC soccer team<br>wins tourney trophy

The Grand Canyon High School soccer team took second place in its division at the Round Valley Tournament last weekend.

The Phantoms went 2-2 in the two-day event to open the season on a high note, taking home a trophy in the process.

On Friday, Grand Canyon downed Holbrook, 6-4, with four goals by John Hender and two goals by Mitchell Walker.

Later the same day, the Phantoms dropped a 4-2 decision to host Round Valley. Walker and Ryan Maloney scored for the Phantoms.

Saturday's results included a 6-0 setback to Snowflake and a 6-1 victory over Pinon, a fellow Mountain Region foe. In the win over the Eagles, Maloney and Hender each had two goals, while Sean Keil and John Gabaldon each had one.

Grand Canyon (2-2) will host Pinon Friday at 1 p.m. in the conference opener. The Phantoms then head to Ash Fork Saturday for another key region matchup.

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