Davis, Farmington in tight battle in girls soccerSep 30, 2022 12:17PM ● By Josh McFadden
Viewmont’s Brynn Rees (5) shoots past Bountiful’s Chloe Pickett (3) in a well-fought game. The Vikings later scored their lone goal to win 1-0 and sit at 8-4 overall on the season. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle
Time is running out in the girls soccer regular season, and a pair of Davis County teams are vying for region titles.
Both Davis and Farmington were 7-2 in Region 1 at our press deadline. The two teams were tied with Syracuse atop the standings in a tight race. Meanwhile, in Region 5 of Class 5A, Viewmont is 5-2, two games behind Bonneville for first place.
The Darts won twice last week, both by 3-1 margins. First, Davis took care of Weber on Sept. 13, scoring all three of its goals in the second half. Emery Jacobs had two of those goals, with Olivia Flint getting the other one. Tessa Franks and Jacobs had assists.
Davis then got by Fremont on Sept. 15, with Jacobs again scoring two goals. Franks had an assist again, with Simone Packer scoring the third goal.
Davis won its fifth game in a row when it defeated Clearfield on Tuesday by the score of 2-0. The Darts scored in both halves and won their third consecutive game by two goals. Jacobs and Flint scored, as Emmerson Taylor and Brooklyn Phongsavath had assists. Goalie Elepha Magley had the shutout.
Davis hosted Syracuse on Thursday.
The 9-4 Phoenix also went 2-0 last week to keep pace with Davis and Syracuse. Farmington defeated Fremont 3-1 on Sept. 13, with all three of its goals coming after halftime. Swayzee Arnell got two of those goals, and Brynlee Austin had the other one. Arnell scored her seventh and eighth goals of the season in that contest.
Farmington edged Weber 2-1 on Sept. 15. Arnell once again had a pair of goals to give her 10 on the season. The victory lifted the Phoenix to 9-4 overall.
Next up for Farmington was a game at Layton on Thursday.
The Vikings play at Northridge on Thursday, putting their 9-4 overall record on the line. In Region 5, Viewmont is sitting at 5-2 as of our press deadline.
Last week, the Vikings won a pair of games. First, Viewmont defeated Bountiful 1-0 on Sept. 13. Kaylee Garlick scored a first-half goal off a Janessa Bartholomew assist. Addi Welsh got the shutout. Viewmont then scored three goals in the second half of a 3-1 victory over Box Elder on Sept. 16. Brynn Rees had a goal and an assist, while Annie Layton and Bartholomew also scored. Garlick and Megg Harrison added assists.
This week, Viewmont made it three wins in a row when it upended Woods Cross 2-1 on Tuesday. Katie Wersland and Garlick scored goals. Rees had an assist.
The Vikings battle Northridge on the road this Friday.
After two wins last week, the Wildcats were hanging around the top of the Region 5 standings.
Woods Cross shut out Box Elder 1-0 on Sept. 13, as Kirsten Kirkham scored the game’s lone goal. Elsie Roberts got the shutout in the net. Woods Cross then won a high-scoring game with Northridge three days later, prevailing 4-3. The Wildcats had three goals in a wild five-point first half. Oaklee Anderson had two goals, with Sarahi Vazquez and Nixon Milliron adding goals. Kirkham and Jaycie Bott got assists.
Woods Cross fell to Viewmont on Tuesday, 1-0, leaving the team at 4-3 in Region 5 and 8-5 overall. The Wildcats play at Bonneville on Friday.
The Redhawks are 2-5 in league play and 7-6 overall as of our press deadline. Last week, Bountiful went 0-2, losing at Viewmont 1-0 and then falling to Bonneville at home in overtime by the count of 3-2. Belle Sorenson and Chloe Pickett scored off Kate Holbrook and Caroline Hellewell assists, both in the first half.
The Redhawks outlasted Northridge 4-3 on Tuesday, tallying three of those goals after halftime. Sorenson had two goals and an assist, while Hellewell had a goal and an assist. Ellyse Kessler had the other goal, and Abbey Pham and Oakley Jensen had assists.
This Friday, Bountiful plays at Box Elder. λ