Minus her right soccer cleat, Dancy danced in the box and fired a shot with her left foot, but the ball was deflected and trickled out for a Park City corner kick.
The crowd at Dozier Field went into a frenzy, saluting Dancy's effort as Miner head coach Chip Cook hollered in support of the team's leading scorer.
Dancy didn't score on the memorable effort, but she did on another powerful left-footed volley in the first half of the Miners' 4-0 first-round playoff victory over the Trojans Wednesday afternoon at Dozier Field.
But Park City took a while to get going offensively -- 20 minutes to be exact -- before senior captain Rachael Papez scored the first goal of the match off a corner kick from junior Maggie Reigelsperger. The ball scooted across the turf, as Dancy dummied the ball and Papez ran onto it, poking it past the Trojan goalkeeper at the near post.
From that point on, it was all Miners. Morgan had one shot on goal the entire match and Park City senior keeper Skye Mooney touched the ball once in the final 40 minutes of the 3A playoff.
"We'll take that," Cook said, smiling. "We'll take that. Skye has amazing concentration and abilities and she's always there. She's constantly in the game communicating. She'll be ready if it comes her way."
Mooney didn't have much work to do Wednesday as the Park City offense dominated the Trojans in the midfield. Following Papez's first goal, came Dancy's left-footed screamer in the 36th minute when the junior struck the ball across her body, sending it hurtling toward the far post.
Three minutes later, sophomore Lauren Walker padded the Park City lead to 3-0 off a corner kick.
"They're working hard and they're ready. They know what they need to do," Cook said. "They're just playing good solid soccer, not doing anything fancy, and holding possession of the ball and just moving it well and everybody is in on it."
Despite dominating possession for nearly the entire match, the Miners had two goals called back on offside calls in the second half and missed a few golden opportunities to blow the Trojans away.
"I think all teams have those games where it takes a little bit to get going," said junior midfielder Kenzie Bothner. "With being such a good team, we can pull through and work around it. I think sometimes it takes that little spark to get us going."
When asked what they must work on now that they're in the quarterfinals against Dixie Saturday afternoon, Papez was succinct.
"We need to definitely take our opportunities and finish them," she said. "We're not going to get that many as the teams get harder. When we get them, I think we'll finish them."
In the 71st minute, a nifty one-two combination saw sophomore Ellie Meyer find Reigelsperger for the fourth and final goal of the afternoon.
Park City, still undefeated at 15-0-2, will host a Dixie Flyer squad which is 12-3-2 and finished second in Region 9 Saturday at 1 p.m. The Flyers defeated Payson 4-0 in their first-round matchup Wednesday and, much like the Miners, have a high-powered offense. Finess White (13 goals), Elle Roberts (10 goals) and Aubri Challis (nine goals), lead Dixie offensively this year.
If the Miners hope to get back to Rio Tinto Stadium for the 3A state championship, the road gets tougher with Dixie in the quarterfinals and a likely rematch with defending champion Ogden -- which bounced Park City in last year's final-four showdown -- in the semifinals.
Cook was asked if her team, still undefeated 17 matches into the season, has played its best Wednesday.
"No," she said. "Nope, nope, nope. We've had moments of brilliance, but they know and we know that we still haven't peaked yet. We still feel really good about the possibility about peaking at the right time."