Local lacrosse teams make state top foursJun 07, 2021 02:00PM ● By Catherine Garrett
Woods Cross’ Skylar Midgley (11) shoots through the Bingham defense. The #1 seeded Wildcat’s lost 20-13 to #7 seeded Bingham.
Bountiful – Boys
Bountiful lost to Westlake 11-6 May 26 in the Division B state playoff semifinals at West Jordan High School.
Teegan Dougher led the way with two goals while Hayden Hanson (one goal), Sam Lefevre (one goal), Porter Hadley (one goal), Cole Terry (one goal), Payson Hadley (one assist), Isaac Stout (one assist) also helped offensively in addition to Terry and Hanson who combined for 27 of the team’s 50 ground balls.
The final-four finish for the Braves concluded an 11-8 season.
Viewmont – Boys
Viewmont defeated Bear River 8-1 in the semifinals of the Division C playoffs May 26 at Bingham High School.
“Our goalie Tommy Fraser played phenomenal, denying Bear River’s shots,” said head coach Don Stringham. “I’m really proud of the boys.”
Against Pleasant Grove in the championship game May 29, Viewmont lost 15-5.
“In the Battle of the Vikings, Pleasant Grove was ready for us and played a great game,” Stringham said. “It also didn’t help that we had graduation the day before and an all-night senior party the night before. Given all that the game was close at halftime and even though we gave it our all we still came up short. I’m very proud of their all-out effort and learning that unity is stronger than individuality.”
Viewmont wrapped up a 10-12 season with the second-place trophy.
“It’s been a pleasure watching them grow and come together as a team,” Stringham said. “We were off to a rough start with a young, inexperienced team with only one senior who had previous lacrosse experience. We played great teams during the season who we learned a lot from. It feels surreal to be going to the championship game. It’s really rewarding seeing the boys believe in themselves and their teammates.”
Woods Cross – Girls
Woods Cross defeated Lehi 12-1 in the semifinals of the Division C tournament May 25 at West Jordan High School.
In the final game, the Wildcats lost to Bingham 20-13 May 28.
Woods Cross finished the season with a 9-9 record.