Summit shut out Ridgeview, surge ahead in IMC race

Molly Day, Gabbie Brocker each score twice to lift No. 4 Summit past No. 3 Ridgeview

Summit and Ridgeview entered Tuesday night’s Intermountain Conference match tied atop the Intermountain Conference standings, but it was the Class 5A No. 4-ranked Storm who gained pole position in the race for the IMC championship.

Molly Day and Gabbie Brocker each scored twice for Summit, which sprinted past the No. 3 Ravens for a 6-0 girls soccer home win. Now alone atop the conference standings, the Storm (6-1 IMC, 10-2 overall) could win the conference title outright with a win or a draw at Mountain View next Tuesday.

Brocker scored the first night’s goal, in the 28th minute, off an assist from Maggi McElrath. Five minutes later, McElrath lit up the scoreboard with a goal off of a corner kick. With two seconds remaining on the first half, Day scored off an assist from Haley Tobiason to give Summit a 3-0 lead going into the break.

Brocker opened the second half with a goal in the 46th minute off an assist from Parker Campbell. Piper Flannery extended the Storm lead to 5-0 after scoring off a pass from Day, and Day capped the scoring with a goal in the match’s final minute. Bree Stroud was credited with the assist for Summit.

“We’re rising up to the expectation” that comes with the Summit name, Storm coach Jamie Brock said. Summit won four straight state titles from 2012 to 2015. “We clearly wanted to win outright, and we’re playing at our best. That’s one of the best performances we’ve put together.”

Brock said that many members of the team have found their stride in new roles, included Day, who is listed as a defender on the roster but has moved forward into more of an offensive role.

“We have a ton of potential, so in these last couple games, we’re settling in,” Brock said. “We’re starting to figure it out. We’re starting to play our best soccer going into the playoffs.”

The Ravens fall to 5-2 in the IMC and 10-2 overall. Currently in second place, Ridgeview closes the regular season with a match at crosstown rival Redmond on Thursday.