Vikings leading the way in Region 5 boys soccerApr 24, 2023 01:28PM ● By Josh McFadden
Playing catch-up due to weather-related game postponements, Region 5 boys soccer had a busy schedule last week. Now, five games into the league campaign, Viewmont has the most victories.
The Vikings are 3-2 as of our press time, having won their past three region games after starting 0-2. After a 1-0 loss to Bonneville on April 11, Viewmont responded with a 1-0 win over Woods Cross on April 13 and a 2-1 victory over Northridge on April 14.
Against Woods Cross, Viewmont got a second-half goal from Max Larsen on an assist from Cole Halterman. Britton Christensen got the shutout in the goal, his second of the season. The following day, Viewmont outlasted Northridge, as the team got goals in both halves. Halterman had one of those goals ,and Larsen also found the back of the net. Matt Holliday got an assist.
Viewmont began this week versus Box Elder on the road. The Vikings moved to 4-4 overall with a 2-0 victory. Halterman scored goals in each half, as Jacob Ramos and Mason Hanson registered assists.
This Friday, Viewmont hosts Bountiful, hoping to avenge a 3-1 loss on March 29.
The 5-4 Wildcats have a 2-3 league record, having gone 0-3. Woods Cross lost to Northridge at home by the score of 2-1 on April 11. This preceded a 1-0 loss at Viewmont on April 13 and a 2-1 setback at Box Elder on April 14.
The Wildcats broke their three-game skid on Tuesday in yet another close contest. This time, it was a 2-1 conquest of Bountiful at home. The Wildcats found themselves down 1-0 at halftime. Determined to get back to their winning ways, the Wildcats rallied with goals from Aiden Burke and Spencer Keddington in the second half.
On Friday, Woods Cross has a chance to get to .500 in region games when it plays at Bonneville.
The Redhawks are in the thick of things in the Region 5 race with a mark of 2-2. Bountiful is 4-4 overall and went 2-1 last week.
On April 10, the Redhawks got by Juan Diego in a non-region game. Nick Crockett and Raymond Robinson registered goals in the win. Thomas Thorne and Elias Pacheco assisted on the goals. After losing to Box Elder 1-0 on April 11, Bountiful rebounded with a 1-0 win of its own, this time over Bonneville. E’en Boyer scored for the Redhawks, while Joey Naegle got the shutout. Carter Christiansen picked up an assist.
In Bountiful’s loss to Woods Cross on Tuesday, Ezra Christensen scored in the first half to account for the team’s lone goal.
Bountiful travels to Viewmont this Friday for a key region game.
The Phoenix are tied with Syracuse and Fremont in Region 1 with a 4-2 record. Overall, the team is 5-2 and in good shape for a favorable playoff seeding.
However, both of Farmington’s losses came last week. First, there was a rough 4-0 loss at Davis on April 14. Three days later, Weber shut out the Phoenix 1-0. Farmington aimed to return to its winning ways on Wednesday with a home game with Layton. On Friday, the Phoenix play at Syracuse.
The Darts have the best winning percentage in league play with a 3-1 record. The 4-1 Darts took down Weber 4-3 in a high-scoring affair in April 12. Davis scored twice in each half and had four players find the net. Talon Meyer, Noah Jolley, Andrew Donigan and Bjorn Bergant scored goals. Kyle Livermore had two assists.
In the 4-0 rout of Farmington, the Darts once again had two goals in both halves. This time, Bergant had two goals to lead the way. Eyer and Grant Keeler also scored, while Livermore and Donigan had assists. Jude Walker had a shutout in the dominant effort.
Davis played at Fremont on Wednesday, after our press deadline. λ