FHS girls lacrosse undefeated; Davis boys and girls teams enjoy winning weekApr 24, 2023 01:05PM ● By Catherine Garrett
Watch Out From Behind: Bountiful’s Naomi Brice (12) has trouble with a trailer as Waterford’s Lily Swartz (19) goes for the ball. The Raven defense held the Redhawks to 4 while winning with 10 points.
Farmington defeated Fremont 12-11 April 11, pulling out a tight game – that was tied 6-all at half.
“The game was a little closer than I’d like,” said head coach Chris MacAulay.
Ally MacAulay had four goals and two assists to lead the Phoenix team along with Hailey Larsen (three goals, two assists), Mikayla Jackson (three goals), Ruby Roche (one goal, one assist) and Alexa Stephens (one goal, one assist). Sophomore goalie Elle Erickson had 13 saves in the cage.
Against Layton April 13, the Phoenix squad won 23-1, adding 10 second-half goals to a 13-1 lead in the blowout win.
Larsen and Riley Sant both scored four goals and added an assist for the offense while Ally MacAulay (three goals, one assist), Roche (three goals), Kate Carter (two goals), Jackson (two goals), Kassie Moffatt (two goals), Ryann Franich (one goal), Sara Nilson (one goal) and
Stephens (one goal) were also part of the scoring.
Farmington is now 6-0 in Region 1 and undefeated through seven games this season.
Davis beat Roy 11-6 April 11.
“Our game was good,” said head coach Makenzie Hekking. “We definitely came back from Spring Break pretty rusty and so we’re trying to get back into the swing of things. It was a closer game than I would have liked but we still were able to pull off the ‘W’ and that's what counts. Sophomore Esther Facer went off for us in the second half, scoring three unassisted goals in a span of four minutes.”
Also contributing offensively for the Darts were Kerri Norton (three goals), Mackenzie Coleman (two goals, one assist), Kaydence Johnson (one goal), Olivia Lifferth (one goal) and Brinlee Wilding (one goal).
Against Weber Apr. 13, Davis won 13-3.
“We finally are starting to see our offense operating like we want them too and our defense is looking much better as well,” Hekking said. “Kaydence commanded the offense and Olivia was unstoppable in the midfield, tallying four ground balls and five caused turnovers. Mackenzie had an excellent day taking the draws, attempting the draw eight times and our team won each of those eight draws. She personally controlled five of her own draws, giving her a 100 percent draw percentage for the day.”
Hekking also noted goalie Brooklyn McKenzie’s “great day in goal” with her six saves. “All in all, it was a great team win with effort all over the field,” Hekking said.
Johnson had four goals and two assists with Norton (three goals, one assist), Lifferth (two goals),
Esther Facer (one goal, two assists), Coleman (one goal), Wilding (one goal), Gracie Rose (one goal) and Sydney Plummer (one assist) also contributing offensively.
The Darts defeated Syracuse 11-8 April 15.
“This win felt good as it was Syracuse that beat us for the first time last year in the state quarterfinals at home,” Hekking said. “We finally got back one of our star players – Tallulah Raser – who has been out with a concussion since our game against Farmington back in mid-March. It was like she hadn’t missed a beat as she had a hat trick on the day.”
Raser’s three goals along with Facer, who had three goals and one assist, and Coleman (two goals), Johnson (one goal), Lifferth (one goal) and Emma Williams (one goal) provided the Darts’ offense in the win.
“It was a physical game, but we were able to hold a five-goal advantage going into halftime,” Hekking said. “Credit to Syracuse though for going on a few runs in the second half and outscoring us. Fortunately, our lead was enough to hold them off in the end, led by our first year goalie Brooklyn. She ended up recording one of her best games of the season with 10 saves. All in all, this was by far the best I’ve seen us play all season and it was fun to watch.”
Davis improved to 5-1 in Region 1 and 5-2 on the year.
Bountiful beat Box Elder 11-8 April 11.
“It was such a great game,” said head coach Olivia Cope. “Box Elder is a fun team to play. Our girls really played well together.”
Naomi Brice’s five goals were tops for the Redhawks along with Layla Blanchard and Violet Holley with three goals each.
Against Bonneville April 13, Bountiful won 8-4 behind six goals and an assist from Brice.
Riley Coars and Noelle Lamoureux also netted a goal each.
The Redhawks lost to Provo 15-5 April 14 .
Bountiful is now 2-0 in Region 5 and 3-3 this season.
Viewmont won 13-8 over Bonneville April 11.
“The game went really well,” said head coach Lauren Pescetti. “The girls played great and we were even able to start to implement a few new things we have been working on in practice. Bonneville was a great opponent for us as they challenged us on the draw circle and really showed us where we need to make adjustments from that aspect.”
Keely Banks had six goals for the Vikings while Cecelia Walton (two goals, two assists), Eliza Runolfson (three goals), Kali Jones (one goal) and Gretel Runolfson (one goal) also helped the offense.
Against Northridge April 14, Viewmont won 15-2 with Walton’s five goals leading the way. Also providing offense in the win were Banks (four goals, one assist), Jones (two goals, one assist), Eliza Runolfson (one goal, one assist), Gretel Runolfson (one goal), Rachel Lee (one goal), Brittley Gines (one goal) and Avery Drake (one assist).
“Our midfield transitions are shaping up nicely and our clears are improving with every game,” Pescetti said. “The girls are really starting to get into their flow and fulfill their roles on the team, which is perfect timing as we enter into our region games. We will continue to work in practices and get ready to face some challenging opponents.”
The Vikings are starting Region 5 play 2-0 and improved to 5-1 with the wins this week.
Woods Cross shut out Northridge 20-0 April 11, scoring 11 first-half goals in the dominating win.
Skylar Midgley and Ella Matthews combined for 11 goals to lead offensively while Maggie Preece (three goals), Emmy Richards (two goals, one assist), Ella Holland (two goals), Alexa Gardner (one goal, one assist) and Ashley Miller (one goal) also contributed to the win.
Against Box Elder April 13, the Wildcats won 13-4 behind five goals from Preece along with Midgley (four goals), Matthews (two goals), Holland (one goal) and Sargent (one goal).
In a 15-5 win over Springville April 14, Matthews put in four goals with Midgley (three goals), Sadie Allred (two goals), Preece (two goals), Holland (one goal), Richards (one goal), Dani Brey (one goal) and Ella Tyson (one goal) also adding offense in the win.
Woods Cross has a 2-0 Region 5 mark and is 4-2 overall this season.
Davis defeated Roy 10-4 April 11.
“We had to knock some rust off after Spring Break, but we came out and performed well enough to get the win,” said head coach Dillon Yocom. “Our defense played solid with multiple caused turnovers led by Emerson Bell and Jaxon Reynolds. Hunter Keller also had a great day in goal, saving 78 percent on the day.”
Against Weber April 13, the Darts won 12-4.
“We played one of our best games yet and the team had a lot of fun,” Yocom said. “We are playing our best when we are having fun out there and flying around with high energy. Defense was very stout all day with great performances from D-mids Deuce Wright, Mac Niederhauser, Parker Romney, and Colin Wright. They were flying up and down the field, getting turnovers, pushing fast break, playing at a great pace. Our poles had another great day especially Emerson Bell, Jaxon Reynolds, and Jackson Rust. Hunter Keller was great in goal as usual and stopped over 70% of their shots.”
Yocom also noted the offensive distribution of Davis, led by Nick Johnson, Emmett Rice and Eli Greenway “who had big days,” and the physical play of Jacob Faerber in face-offs.
The Darts are now 5-1 in Region 1 and 5-3 overall this season.
Farmington beat Fremont 11-9 April 11. The Phoenix squad was up 8-6 at the half and held on for the win.
Cooper Hyde led with four goals while Mitch Milne (two goals, one assist), Dominic Coats (two goals), Luke Guile (two goals), Ryan Eddins (one goal, one assist), Charlie DeAndra (one assist) and Kai Leavitt (one assist) also contributed offensively.
Against Layton April 13, Farmington won 15-1. The Phoenix team carried a 14-0 lead into the fourth quarter and added a goal to finish the win.
“Layton is a great team with great coaches,” said head coach Christian Taylor.
Leading the team offensively in the win over the Lancers were Mason Hepworth (four goals, two assists), Milne (three goals, two assists), Coats (three goals, one assist), Guile (three goals), Tyson Beynon (one goal), Eddins (one goal), Cooper Hyde (one goal), Leavitt (two assists), Tyler Jacobs (one assist) and Taylor Kendell (one assist).
The Phoenix squad improved its Region 1 standing at 5-1 and are now 5-2 on the year.
Bountiful defeated Highland 11-8 April 10. The Redhawks added four second-half goals to a 7-5 halftime lead to come away with the win.
“We had to shake off some major rust coming off of Spring Break, but we got the win,” said head coach Peter Jordan.
Carter and Tate Terry both scored three goals and each had an assist in leading Bountiful to the win. Also scoring for the Redhawks were Nathan Horne (two goals, two assists), Wyatt Farr (one goal), Jensen Freeman (one goal) and Isaac Stout (one goal).
Against Box Elder April 12, 2023, Bountiful won 15-11. The Redhawks were up 8-5 at the break and stayed aggressive, adding seven more goals in the win over the Bees.
“It was a hard-fought game against a very physical Box Elder team,” said Jordan.
The Terry brothers combined for nine goals and four assists to again lead Bountiful while Isaac Stout (four goals, two assists), Wyatt Farr (one goal, one assist), Nathan Horne (one goal), Dawson Allsop (one assist) and Jensen Freeman (one assist) also provided offense.
The Redhawks then defeated Bonneville 14-2 April 14.
Bountiful improved to 2-0 in Region 5 play and 4-3 this season.
Viewmont lost to Bingham 11-5 April 10. The Vikings were up 4-2 at half, but managed just one goal in the fourth quarter in the loss.
“It was a great game,” said head coach Daniel Derrick. “At halftime we were up and they put the clamp down on us the second half. Our defense played very well. For the most part we were able to slow their two top offensive players which was our goal. We struggled against their face off guys and couldn’t keep the ball on the offensive side. It was a fun game and Coach Brett at Bingham is a stud!”
Against Bonneville April 12, Viewmont won 12-5. They were again up 4-2 at the break, but this time netted eight second-half goals to pull away from the Lakers.
“That was a fun game,” Derrick said. “They scored two goals right in the first two minutes. This happens to us frequently so we weren’t too worried and then we matched their aggressiveness and went up. We were even through the game, but their big middies couldn’t hold up through the game and we started to pull away as their big athletes struggled to keep up.”
Presley Gubler scored five goals and recorded two assists with Tyson Mauri (three goals, three assists), Mason Gerrard (two goals, one assist), Nathan Delgado (one goal), Braxton Siddoway (one goal) and Samuel Terreros (one assist) also providing offense in the win.
The Vikings lost to Northridge 10-9 April 14.
“As the time went on we were down by three with three minutes left,” Derrick said. “We called a time out and scored 15 seconds later, then scored again. They won the face off and we were playing defense to them running the clock down. We got the ball back with seven seconds left. We had a ‘Hail Mary’ pass and couldn’t complete. With 30 seconds more on the clock, the outcome would have been different. It was a fun and exciting game.”
Gubler and Mauri’s three goals and one assist each led the way for Viewmont with Terreros (two goals), Gerrard (one goal) and Delgado (one assist) rounding out the offense in the close loss.
Viewmont is now 1-1 in Region 5 and 4-4 overall.
Woods Cross lost to Northridge 9-5. The Wildcats were down just one goal at halftime, but managed just two goals in the fourth quarter.
“It was a good night for lacrosse and the teams played tough,” said head coach Brett Rurka. “Compliments to Coach Keller and his team’s effort as they pulled ahead in the third quarter and held that lead.”
Against Box Elder April 14, Woods Cross lost 11-9.
“It was a hard-fought great game,” Rurka said. “They jumped out to a six goal lead by the second half and we fought showed great character fighting back hard, but came up short. My compliments to Coach Andreasen and his players for their tough play on the field.”
Rurka credited his captains Will Marx and Jack Wood for their energy and Jared Cannon, Carter Dunn, Lucas Hammond, Isaiah Wallentine, Gus Wood and Ben McGuire for their “tremendous effort” in bringing the Wildcats back to within one goal in the second half.
“The team is young, but demonstrating that with every game they are building on their experiences and improving,” Rurka said. “We are excited to see how the players address the games moving forward.”
The Wildcats are 0-2 to start Region 5 play and 1-5 this season. λ