Bountiful boys, Farmington girls lacrosse cruising through region playMay 12, 2023 12:11PM ● By Catherine Garrett
Bountiful’s Britton Tidwell (red jersey) meets the defense of Woods Cross’ Lucas Hammond. The Redhawks survived the clash winning 12-3. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle
Bountiful beat Bonneville 16-7 May 1, turning a 1-1 game after the first quarter into an 8-2 halftime lead and a nine-goal advantage heading into the final quarter in the win.
“We came out a little sluggish, but we got going in the second quarter,” said head coach Peter Jordan.
Nathan Horne scored six goals and dished out an assist to lead the Redhawks.
Also contributing offensively for Bountiful were Tate Terry (three goals, three assists), Wyatt Farr (two goals), Ryland Hewitt (two goals), Jensen Freeman (one goal, one assist), Isaac Stout (one goal), Britton Tidwell (one goal) and Tanner Crane (one assist).
Against Woods Cross May 5, the Redhawks won 12-3. Bountiful was up just 2-1 at the break before scoring 10 second-half goals to put the game away.
“We had another slow start, but eventually got going in the second half,” said Jordan.
Carter Terry had three goals and two assists to lead the team while Tate Terry (two goals, two assists), Hewitt (two goals, two assists), Stout (two goals), Freeman (one goal), Brandon Wilkinson (one goal), Dawson Allsop (one assist) and Michael Kaspar (one goal) were also instrumental in the win.
The Redhawks are 8-0 in Region 5 and 10-3 this season.
Farmington beat Clearfield 15-6 May 2, expanding an 8-2 lead with seven second-half goals.
“We won, but got off to a slow start,” said head coach Chris MacAulay. “They went up by 2-0 before we started to claw back. Maybe it was the jitters from senior night, but after the first 10 minutes we were back to playing our game. Give credit to Clearfield for coming out hot.”
Ally MacAulay led the Phoenix squad with five goals while Riley Sant (three goals), Ryann Franich (two goals), Alexa Stephens (one goal, two assists), Edi Bayles (one goal, one assist), Ruby Roche (one goal, one assist), Hailey Larsen (one goal), Clara Russon (one goal) and Kassie Moffat (one assist) also produced offense in the win.
Against Fremont May 4, the Phoenix squad won 9-7. Farmington got out to a 6-3 halftime lead and held on for the win.
Roche’s three goals led the team with other offense from Mikayla Jackson (two goals), Sant (one goal, two assists), Brooklyn Bement (one goal), Ally Macaulay (one goal), Moffat (one goal) and
Stephens (one assist).
Farmington is 12-0 in Region 1 and 13-1 on the year.
Davis blanked Syracuse 14-0 May 2.
Nick Johnson scored five goals and had an assist to lead the Darts while Ashton Wood netted four goals and dished out four assists. Also providing offense in the shutout were Emmett Rice (three goals, one assist), Ben Roylance (two goals), Carson Smolka (two assists), Emerson Bell (one assist), Brek Jensen (one assist) and Chase Nelson.
Against Roy May 4, Davis won 20-3. The Darts poured on more offense in the second half after leading 9-2 at the break.
Eli Greenway led offensively with five goals and an assist along with Roylance (three goals, one assist), Johnson (two goals, two assists), Rice (two goals, two assists), Dawson Draper (two goals), Jensen (two goals), Wood (two goals), Rocky Edelman (one goal), Smolka (one goal), Deuce Wright (three assists), Nelson (one assist) and Charles Dibble (one assist).
Davis is now 11-2 in Region 1 play and 11-4 overall.
Farmington defeated Clearfield 15-4 May 2, turning a 5-2 game into a big win with seven second-half goals.
Cooper Hyde and Ryan Eddins both scored three goals with Luke Guile (two goals, two assists),
Dominic Coats (one goal), Jacob Duncan (one goal), Mason Hepworth (one goal),
Mitch Milne (one goal), Kai Leavitt (three assists) and Wyatt Jacobsen (one assist) also helping the offense in the win.
Against Fremont May 4, the Phoenix squad lost 12-8. After a slow start which put them down 3-0 at halftime, Farmington had an evenly-matched second-half showing but came up just short.
Guile’s three goals and an assist led the team while Hepworth (two goals, one assist), Cooper Hyde (two goals), Milne (one goal), and Tyler Jacobs (one assist) also helped offensively.
The Phoenix team is now 9-3 in Region 1 and 9-4 on the year.
Viewmont lost to Northridge 16-10 May 3.
Samuel Terreros scored four goals and added an assist while Tyson Mauri’s three goals and three assists led the team in points. Also providing offense in the loss were Nathan Delgado (one goal, one assist), Presley Gubler (one goal, one assist) and Mason Gerrard (one goal).
Against Box Elder May 5, the Vikings lost 12-11. Viewmont fought back from a 9-2 halftime deficit but came up just short.
Gubler’s three goals and two assists were tops for the team with other offense coming from Tyson Mauri (three goals, one assist), Terreros (two goals), Delgado (one goal), Gerrard (one goal) and Kai Horlacher (one goal).
The Vikings fell to 3-5 in Region 5 and 6-8 this season.
Woods Cross lost to Box Elder 10-6 May 3. The Wildcats were down just 3-2 at halftime but gave up five third-quarter goals as the Bees widened its lead.
In the 12-3 loss against Bountiful May 5, Woods Cross managed just two second-half goals after being down just one goal at halftime.
The Wildcats are still winless in Region 5 at 0-8 and have a 1-11 record this year.
Davis lost to Syracuse 13-9 May 2. The Darts were down three at halftime and couldn’t close the gap.
“It’s always frustrating when I see our team backsliding,” said head coach Makenzie Hekking. “We had really sloppy play and we were plagued by turnovers. While I truly do believe my girls are more skilled than Syracuse, I have to give it to Syracuse for coming out and playing good team defense. We also really struggled to get the draws so that further limited our possessions. All in all, it’s a good rivalry and just didn’t go our way that day.”
Olivia Lifferth scored two goals and recorded two assists to lead the team with Kerri Norton (two goals), Mackenzie Coleman (one goal), Esther Facer (one goal), Kaydence Johnson (one goal) and Tallulah Raser (one goal) also scoring in the loss.
Against Roy May 4, the Darts bounced back with a 12-3 win.
“We played much better this time around against Roy than we did a few weeks back,” said Hekking. “We still had too many turnovers and sloppy ball handling than I’d care to see.”
Raser led the team with three goals as well as Facer (two goals), Gracie Rose (two goals), Lifferth (one goal, one assist), Coleman (one goal), Kerri Norton (one goal), Sydney Plummer (one goal), Brinlee Wilding (one goal), Johnson (one assist) and Andrea Nichols (one assist) also providing offense.
Davis also beat Skyridge May 6, getting out to a 7-4 halftime lead and holding on for the win.
“It was a really good game for us,” Hekking said. “Our offense really did well this game, particularly in the first half, and worked as a team. Our ride and redefend in the midfield really seemed to give them fits in the first half and we were able to come away with a lot of caused turnovers and that meant more possession for us. We kind of stalled out in the second half and they outscored us, but we had enough that we were able to pull away. Our defense did OK and our goalie came up with clutch saves when we needed her most. All in all it was a great team win.”
Johnson’s three goals and one assist along with Facer’s four goals led the team while Lifferth (one goal, one assist), Coleman (one goal), Norton (one goal), Raser (one goal) and Wilding (one goal) also contributed offensively in the win.
The Darts are now 8-4 in Region 1 play and 9-5 this season.
Bountiful lost to Woods Cross 12-2 May 4. The Redhawks managed just one goal in both halves in the loss.
Leah Moon scored both goals for Bountiful.
Against Roy May 5, the Redhawks pulled out a 7-6 victory.
Naomi Brice netted three goals to lead the team with Layla Blanchard (two goals), Violet Holley (one goal) and Veronica Loveless (one goal) also scoring in the win.
Bountiful is now 5-2 in Region 5 play and 7-6 on the year.
Viewmont lost to Woods Cross 15-8 May 1.
This is one of those losses that had so many little moments of excellence throughout the entirety of the game that we were able to look at it from a winning and learning point of view,” said head coach Lauren Pescetti. “To be able to have the number one team in the region only up 6-5 at halftime is something to be proud of. Woods Cross is a good team, the best team we have faced all year. I think their depth of experience is what led to them being able to pull away with it in the second half.”
Keely Banks’ three goals led the Vikings while Alexis Lee (two goals), Avery Drake (one goal), Eliza Runolfson (one goal), Cecelia Walton (one goal) and Rachel Lee (one assist) were also part of the offense in the loss.
“This was the best lacrosse my girls have played all season and we are looking forward to getting the opportunity to play them again in the near future.”
Against Northridge May 2, Viewmont won 18-6.
“It was a great game,” Pescetti said. “Our offense really showed that they are playing as a unit scoring a season high number of goals. Our defense was great and we kept our defensive fouls to a minimum which is always good to see as a coach. This was one of my favorite games this year as I got to coach against Northridge coach James Larsen who is also one of my assistant coaches for my club team, Utah Hive. It always makes for a fun game when you are playing with lacrosse ‘family’.”
Banks netted six goals and recorded one assist to lead the team along with Walton (four goals, one assist), Runolfson (three goals, two assists), Drake (two goals, one assist), Rachel Lee (two goals, one assist) and Alexis Lee (one goal).
In a 7-5 win over Box Elder May 4, the Vikings broke a 3-3 halftime score with four second-half goals.
Alexis Lee’s three scores led Viewmont with Drake (one goal, one assist), Banks (one goal) and Rachel Lee (one assist) also helping the offense in the win.
The Vikings evened up their Region 5 record and are now 9-5 this year.
Woods Cross beat Viewmont 15-8 May 1.
Ella Matthews scored six goals in the win with Skylar Midgley (three goals), Maggie Preece (three goals), Ella Holland (two goals) and Sadie Allred (one goal, one assist) also putting in offense for the Vikings.
Against Box Elder May 2, Viewmont lost 7-5. The teams were tied 2-all at halftime, but the Vikings gave up five second-half goals in the loss.
Midgley had three goals with Allred adding the other two and Rachel Sims assisted on a goal.
In the 12-2 win over Bountiful May 4, the Wildcats put in six goals in each half in the win.
Woods Cross is now 7-1 in Region 5 and 9-4 this season. λ