Girls soccer enters final week of regular seasonOct 04, 2021 10:12AM ● By Josh McFadden
Farmington’s Bella Sackett (4) struggles to control the ball against Syracuse’s Mia Hammond (9). Farmington went into the game against Syracuse an underdog but took down the Titans for an even 7-7 season record.
Fall is just officially beginning, but for high school girls soccer, the fall season is ending – at least the regular season portion of it.
The all-important state tournament begins Oct. 7.
As the final week of scheduled games begins, Davis finds itself tied atop the Region 1 standings with Layton, as both teams have a 9-1 record. The Darts are 11-2 overall and have relied on a stingy defense that, as of our press time, has allowed just six goals all season. The total is best in all of Class 6A and third-best in the entire state.
Last week, however, the Darts suffered their first loss of the season, falling to Layton 2-0 at home on Sept. 23. Davis had previously defeated the Lancers – giving them their only region loss – 1-0 on the road on Aug. 31. In the loss, Davis gave up a goal in each half and surrendered two goals in a game for just the second time all season. The other occasion was in the team’s other defeat, a 2-0 setback to former region foe Northridge on Aug. 12.
On Sept. 21, Davis edged Weber 1-0 in the team’s ninth shutout of the year. Carolina Bitner scored in the second half to seal the win. Goalkeeper Ashlynn Stokes and her backline teammates kept Weber’s offense at bay.
Davis wraps up the regular season on Thursday at home against Fremont. The Darts played at Syracuse on Tuesday, after our press deadline.
The Phoenix have had an up-and-down year in their first season as members of Region 1. But Farmington has held its own, posting a 7-5 record going into the final week. Overall, the Phoenix are 8-7.
Farmington has just one regular-season game remaining: a contest at Weber this Thursday.
Last week, Farmington went 1-1, first knocking off Syracuse 3-1 on Sept. 21. The Phoenix then defeated Clearfield by an identical score two days later. In this win, Sammy Kearns, Brynlee Austin and Marianne Barber each scored goals. Reagan Peterson got an assist.
The Redhawks have been at or near the top of Region 5 all season. The only team in Bountiful’s way has been Bonneville, which hasn’t lost a league game all year. The Redhawks enter the final week with a 7-1 region record and 11-3 overall.
The team hosts Woods Cross on Thursday to end the season. On Tuesday, after our press deadline, Bountiful had a clash with Bonneville for a chance to take the region lead. In the two teams’ previous encounter, Bonneville handed Bountiful its only league loss, 3-2 on Sept. 9.
Last week, Bountiful got by Northridge 2-1 on Sept. 21. Chloe Pickett and Ellyse Kessler scored for the Redhawks, with both goals coming in the second half. Ellie Hamlet and Oakley Jensen assisted on the goals.
On Sept. 23, Bountiful won again. This time, the Redhawks blanked Box Elder 2-0, again scored both goals in the second half. Caroline Hellewell and Danica Lunceford got the team’s goals, and Daisy Williams recorded her fifth shutout of the season. Kanani Boyer got an assist.
The Wildcats went 1-1 last week to bring their Region 5 record to 4-4. The team is 10-4 overall after a stellar non-league slate.
Woods Cross shut out Viewmont 1-0 on Sept. 21 but was then on the other end of a shutout, falling to Bonneville 3-0 two days later. In the final week of the regular season, Woods Cross hosted Northridge on Tuesday (after our press deadline) and wraps up the season’s schedule on Thursday at Bountiful.
The Vikings snapped a six-game losing streak last Friday when they defeated Northridge 1-0. It was the team’s first win since Aug. 26 when it defeated Northridge 2-1. In the win last week, Lacey Lindquist scored in the second half to register the game winner. It was her second goal of the season.
The Vikings fell earlier in the week to Woods Cross by the count of 1-0.
Viewmont hosted Box Elder on Tuesday and then finishes the regular season at league-leading Bonneville on Thursday. The Vikings played the Lakers tough on Aug. 31, losing in a close 3-2 match.