Grand Canyon Phantoms soccer dominates Williams Vikings 6-1 in final season game
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Grand Canyon Phantoms faced off against the Williams Vikings in their second to last game of the season Oct. 14.
The Phantoms beat the Vikings 6-1 with Everett Rommel being the leading scorer with four goals. Grand Canyon’s Ryder Lyle scored his first goal of the season and Cristo Ibarra scored his fifth goal of the season.
Grand Canyon also played Camp Verde in their final game of the season, finishing the season with a 1-6 loss to the Cowboys. Lyle was the Phantom’s leading scorer in this game and made his second goal of the season.
The Phantoms finished the season with a 5-6 record bringing them just short of a winning record. The Camp Verde game was also senior night with Dylan Fielding, Ivan Kolaevic, Gustavo Flores and Cristo Ibarra being recognized.
Lady Phantoms volleyball
The Lady Phantoms also held their senior night Oct. 19 after their game against Music Mountain was canceled. Despite the cancellation, the Phantoms still hosted an event where games were played between varsity, junior varsity and alumni of Grand Canyon. Seniors Jordyn Wadsworth, Sophia Maragos, Kaylee Johnson, Samia Ramos and Maya Halbig were all honored at the event.
The Lady Phantoms had four volleyball games this past week after their losses to El Capitan two weeks ago. These losses have knocked them out of playoff contention based on rankings as they are now ranked 24th in their division.
They still hope to make the playoffs if they can win their super regionals next week. They play their first game against Shonto Prep.
Grand Canyon played their last four games of the regular season against Seligman and Ash Fork, and then a double header against Fredonia. The Lady Phantoms beat Seligman, 3-0, at Seligman Oct. 16, and then lost to Ash Fork Oct. 19, 1-3. Their last games of the season were played Oct. 21 as they defeated Fredonia in both games, 3-0. This brings their record to 9-8 to end the regular season.