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Davis, Bountiful boys lacrosse onto semis

Jun 02, 2022 11:37AM ● By Catherine Garrett

High school lacrosse season is drawing to a close, with Davis and Bountiful boys the only teams still involved in state tournaments that will conclude this week (after our Monday press deadline). Here’s how teams fared.


Second-seeded Davis defeated Copper Hills 19-5 in the second round of the 6A state tournament May 19 after a first-round bye.

“We played a great game from start to finish,” said head coach Dillon Yocom. “Our defense was flying around making plays and getting turnovers. Our offense played great team ball and moved the ball well. Rhett Rice led us with six goals offensively and Ashton Wood did a great job initiating and stacking up the assists.”

Also contributing offensively for the Darts were Connor Johnson (three goals, one assist), Emmett Rice (three goals, one assist), Nick Johnson (two goals, three assists), Carson Smolka (two goals, one assist), Tyler Hoagland (one goal), Jeffrey Sumsion (one goal), Brek Jensen (one goal), Ashton Wood (three assists) and Parker Romney (one assist).

In the quarterfinals against Lone Peak May 22, Davis won 16-15. 

“Lone Peak is a great team and really made us earn everything we got,” Yocom said. “Our boys did a great job, playing physical when they needed to. It wasn’t our best game, but we got the win and are excited to move on to the semifinals. Our face off guys Nick Johnson, Eli Greenway and Jacob Faerber did a great job and gave us a huge advantage. We played good team offense and were once again led by Rhett Rice with a huge game.”

Rice’s six goals and four assists led the Darts while Nick Johnson (four goals), Connor Johnson (two goals, two assists), Eli Greenway (two goals, one assist), Emmett Rice (one goal, one assist), Jake Dowdle (one goal) and Ben Roylance (one assist) also provided offense.

Davis moved on to the 6A semifinals against American Fork May 25.


Third-seeded Bountiful defeated Lehi 20-3 in the second round of the 5A state tournament following a bye.

Hayden Hanson’s eight goals and two assists along with Teagan Dougher’s five assists led the Redhawks to the win. Also contributing offensively were Jamison Bain (four goals), Cole Terry (two goals, two assists), Isaac Stout (two goals, one assist), Grady Clemons (one goal), Porter Hadley (one goal), Smith Alley (one goal), Tate Terry (one goal), Declan Watt (two assists) and Ryland Hewitt (one assist).

In the quarterfinals May 21, Bountiful beat Wasatch 13-6. After a 3-3 tie at the end of the first quarter, the Redhawks took the lead by half at 6-3 and held the Wasps to three second-half goals to put the game away.

Hanson again led in scoring with seven goals and two assists while Dougher (two goals, two assists), Hewitt (one goal, one assist), Bain (one goal), Hadley (one goal) and Cole Terry (one goal) also contributed to the win.

Bountiful’s 5A state tournament run continues into the semifinal round against Park City May 25.


Viewmont defeated Jordan 11-5 in the first round of the 5A state tournament May 17. The Vikings were up 7-1 at the break and finished off the Beetdiggers with four second-half goals.

Abe Salmon and Presley Gubler both scored three goals with Salmon adding an assist with Russell Cluf (two goals, two assists), Jacob Bell (one goal, one assist), Nathan Delgado (one goal) and Lincoln Browning (one goal) also providing offense.

Against Maple Mountain in the second round May 19, Viewmont pulled out a 9-8 win in overtime. The Vikings were down 5-1 at half before scoring five goals in the third quarter to equalize the game at 6-all. Both teams scored two goals in the fourth and pushed the game to extra time.

“They were a tough team,” said head coach Lucas Salmon. “We played terribly in the first half of the game, getting down four goals. The boys dug in and fought back to send us into overtime. In overtime, we played aggressive and were lucky enough to get the winning goal.”

In the quarterfinals against top-seeded Olympus May 21, Viewmont lost 15-5. The Vikings were down 10-1 at halftime and struggled to find more offense in the second half in the loss.

Salmon netted three goals and had an assist with other offense coming from Delgado (one goal, one assist), Browning (one goal) and Parley Shupe (one assist).

The loss ended Viewmont’s season with a record of 11-7.

“We are so proud of our boys this year,” Lucas Salmon said. “We started this season with many of our varsity as first-year players. Looking back on previous years, this is the best record, and year in Viewmont lacrosse history. We are so excited to get better for next year and win our region.”


Following a first round bye in the 6A state tournament, 10th-seeded Farmington lost to Lone Peak 11-2 May 19.

The Phoenix season ended with an 8-8 record.

Woods Cross

Against Box Elder on May 17, Woods Cross lost 14-8. The Wildcats were up 2-1 to end the first quarter before surrendering seven goals to the Bees before halftime.

Walter Hoge’s three goals led the Wildcats with Will Marx (two goals), Zach Orme (one goal, one assist), Jacob Foutz (one goal), Carter Dunn (one goal), Jack Slobodian (one goal) and Zach Hammond (one assist) also contributing offensively in the loss. Woods Cross finished the season with a 7-9 record.l