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Farmington girls soccer opens region play with a pair of wins

Sep 01, 2022 02:49PM ● By Josh McFadden

In Region 1, league play is already underway in girls soccer. Farmington is on top thanks to two victories last week. Davis played just one region game last week but won that contest to sit right behind the Phoenix in the standings. In Region 5, Davis County’s Bountiful is 5-1 overall, with Woods Cross and Viewmont sporting 3-2 records. 


The Phoenix were 2-2 in non-region games but opened up last week with two big wins over Region 1 foes. Both victories were shutouts, 2-0 over Clearfield and 1-0 over Fremont.

In the first win on Aug. 16, Farmington scored a goal in each half. Two days later, the game with Fremont was a defensive struggle, with neither team scoring in regulation or in the first overtime. In the second overtime, Swayzee Arnell found the back of the net for the game winner. Goalie Emny McKeon got the shutout. 

Farmington hosted Weber on Tuesday for its only game of the week. 


Traditional state power Davis improved to 3-1 overall on Aug. 18 in its Region 1 opener, a 3-0 victory over Weber. It was the second shutout of the year for Davis and goalkeeper Elepha Magley. 

Oliva Flint and Bianca Bowers got Davis’ goals, with Flint scoring twice. Brooklyn Phongsavath and Beth Neville had assists. Through four games, Flint has already amassed eight goals. 

Davis played at Fremont on Tuesday, after our press deadline. On Thursday, the Darts will host Clearfield. 


Region 5 action begins this week, with Bountiful playing at Bonneville on Tuesday. The Redhawks won twice last week with a pair of high-scoring victories. 

On Aug. 16, Bountiful knocked off Judge Memorial 5-2 at home. The game was tied 1-1 at halftime before the Redhawks went on a second-half scoring fest, totaling four goals in the final 40 minutes. Belle Sorensen had three goals, with Ellyse Kessler and Caroline Hellewell adding one apiece. Kessler also had two assists, and Hellewell and Hayley Smith added one. 

On Aug. 18, Bountiful outlasted Skyview 4-3 in overtime. Bountiful led 2-1 at halftime, but Skyview outscored the Redhawks 2-1 in the second half to knot things up at the end of regulation. Sophie Winzeler and Sorensen each had two goals for the Redhawks. Four different players had assists: Smith, Chloe Pickett, Oakley Jensen, and Hellewell. 

Woods Cross

The 3-2 Wildcats went 1-1 last week in the last tune-ups before Region 5 action begins. 

Woods Cross fell to Maple Mountain at home, 2-1, on Aug. 16. However, the Wildcats regrouped for a 3-1 win over Riverton on Aug. 18. Kirsten Kirkham, Mina Nydegger and Oaklee Anderson scored for Woods Cross, with two Woods Cross goals coming in the first half. 

The Wildcats’ region-opening games pitted the team against Viewmont on Tuesday and at Northridge on Thursday. 


The Vikings ride into Region 5 play on a two-game winning streak, thanks to a pair of conquests two weeks ago. However, the Vikings didn’t play last week, so they should be well rested as league action kicks off. 

The Vikings played at Box Elder on Thursday. In its five games, Viewmont has played low-scoring battles, allowing just four goals. Kaylee Garlick paces the team in scoring with three goals. 

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