Week 2 of girls soccer sees variety of resultsSep 01, 2022 02:14PM ● By Josh McFadden
The second week of girls soccer in Davis County provided both wins and losses for local teams. After two weeks, Bountiful and Woods Cross in Region 5 and Davis in Region 1 all have just one loss.
The Redhawks had a nice week, picking up a pair of wins while outscoring their opponents by a combined 6-1.
On Aug. 9, Bountiful got by West 2-0, scoring in each half. Haley Hoffman scored a goal, while Hayley Smith recorded an assist. Goalie Daisy Williams got the shutout, her first of the season.
Two days later, Bountiful played at Juan Diego and unleashed an offensive attack in the second half to put the game away. The Redhawks nursed a 1-0 advantage at halftime and then tallied three second-half goals to Juan Diego’s one score. The 4-1 win saw Sophie Winzeler score two goals, with Chloe Pickett and Oakley Jensen scoring one. Ellyse Kessler had two assists, and Belle Sorensen and Kate Holbrook added one each.
Now at 3-1 overall, Bountiful faced Judge Memorial at home on Tuesday before entertaining Sky View on Thursday. On Aug. 23, the Region 5 battles begin with a trip to Bonneville.
The Wildcats went 1-1 last week to leave their record at 2-1 as this week began. Woods Cross scored a convincing win and suffered a heartbreaking shootout loss to Clearfield.
In the victory on Aug. 9, Woods Cross led 1-0 at halftime at home against Murray before adding two second-half goals. Taylor Halasz got the shutout, while three players scored for the Wildcats. Kenzie Taylor, Oaklee Anderson and Jaycie Bott each found the back of the net.
On Aug. 11, the Wildcats went toe to toe with Clearfield, scoring in the second half to tie the game up at 1-1 After neither squad scored in the two overtime periods, the game went into a shootout. Here, Clearfield outlasted the Wildcats 4-2 to win the contest.
The 2-1 Wildcats hosted Maple Mountain on Tuesday. Next up is a home game with Riverton.
The 3-2 Vikings had a successful week last week, posting a pair of wins against no losses.
On Aug. 9, Viewmont shut out Wasatch 2-0. Addi Welsh was a wall in the net, and her backline teammates played stout defense. Offensively, the Vikings scored in each half. Kaylee Garlick and Janessa Bartholomew recorded goals. Brynn Rees had an assist.
Viewmont posted another shutout on Aug. 11. This time, the Vikings got by Region 1’s Davis 1-0. Welsh got the shutout again. Bartholomew assisted on Garlick’s goal. Viewmont’s shutout was impressive considering Davis entered the game undefeated and having scored 17 goals in its previous two games.
Viewmont had no games scheduled this week. The next outing will be the region opener when the Vikings host Woods Cross.
Davis stepped it up in competition when it faced Viewmont last week. In its previous two games, the Darts had won by seven goals and nine goals. But those contests were against Class 4A foes.
Davis fell to 2-1 with the 1-0 loss. The Darts look to return to their winning ways on Thursday when they take on Weber at home. Davis is coming off a 14-3 record in 2021 when it also won Region 1 with an 11-1 record.
The Phoenix went 1-1 in week one and repeated that this past week with a win and a loss.
First, Farmington defeated Corner Canyon 2-1 in an exciting overtime contest. Paige Erickson scored the winning goal in the second overtime, breaking a 1-1 tie. Swayzee Arnell got the assist on the game-clinching play. Farmington also scored in the second half courtesy of Cara Christopherson. Andi Wright assisted the first goal.
On Aug. 11, American Fork was too much, defeating Farmington 3-1. The game was tied at halftime, as Arnell recorded a goal for the Phoenix. But American Fork had two second-half goals and shut out the Phoenix in the final 40 minutes.
Farmington kicked off Region 1 action on Tuesday at Clearfield, after our press deadline. On Thursday, Farmington hosts Fremont for the first Region 1 home game.
(To see additional photos from this week’s soccer games, go to davisjournal.com) λ