Bountiful boys and Farmington girls lacrosse teams undefeated in Region 5May 15, 2023 10:36AM ● By Catherine Garrett
Bountiful beat Northridge 14-9 April 26. The Redhawks were up 8-7 after the third quarter before scoring six fourth-quarter goals to pull away.
“It was a good game,” said head coach Peter Jordan. “Both teams played very hard.”
Ryland Hewitt scored five goals to lead the offense with Tate Terry (four goals, one assist), Carter Terry (one goal, five assists), Wyatt Farr (one goal), Isaac Stout (one goal), Dawson Allsop (one goal), Nathan Horne (one goal) and Jensen Freeman (one assist) also contributed to the win.
Against Box Elder April 28, Bountiful won 18-3, coming out strong and holding a 12-2 advantage at the break.
“Our guys played great for our senior night,” said Jordan.
Tate Terry scored six goals and dished out two assists for the Redhawks while Horne (four goals, one assist), Jensen Freeman (two goals, two assists), Stout (two goals, two assists), Ryland Hewitt (one goal, four assists), Farr (one goal), Michael Kaspar (one goal), Samuel Stevenson, (one goal) and Adam Mabey (one assist) were also part of the offense in the big win.
Bountiful remains undefeated in Region 5 play through six games and are 8-3 this year.
Farmington lost its first game of the year to Park City 14-7 April 24. The Phoenix squad was down 11-2 at halftime and even though they outscored the Miners in the second half, it wasn’t enough.
Ryann Franich and Hailey Larsen both netted three goals and Riley Sant also scored in the loss.
Against Roy April 25, Farmington won 13-4.
“It wasn’t our best game,” said head coach Chris MacAulay. “We came out kind of flat after our game with Park City.”
The Phoenix team also won 17-2 over Weber April 27 behind Ally MacAulay’s two goals and two assists, along with three goals each from Larsen and Ruby Roche.
Also providing offense in the win were Mikayla Jackson (two goals, one assist), Kassie Moffat (one assist), Riley Sant (two goals, one assist) and Kate Carter (one goal).
Farmington is 10-0 in Region 1 play and 11-1 overall.
Davis defeated Layton 20-0 April 25 behind four goals and four assists from Emmett Rice.
Also providing offense for the Darts were Nick Johnson (three goals, one assist), Carson Smolka (three goals, one assist), Ben Roylance (three goals), Ashton Wood (two goals, three assists), Eli Greenway (one goal, three assists), Dawson Draper (one goal), Brek Jensen (one goal), Chase Nelson (one goal), Rocky Edelman (one goal) and Deuce Wright (one assist).
Against Clearfield April 27, Davis won 22-3 after leading 12-2 at halftime and continuing to pour it on offensively.
Plenty of players got in on the action, led by Ben Roylance with five goals and an assist along with Ashton Wood (four goals, one assist), Dawson Draper (three goals), Eli Greenway (three goals), Emmett Rice (two goals, one assist), Emerson Bell (one goal, three assists), Nick Johnson (one goal, three assists), Carson Smolka (one goal, two assists), Brek Jensen (one goal), Jackson Ruse (one goal), Colin Wright (one goal), Chase Nelson (one assist) and Deuce Wright (one assist).
The Darts improved to 9-2 in Region 1 play and 9-4 overall.
Farmington defeated Roy 11-5 April 25, getting up early and going into the final quarter with an 11-3 lead.
Mason Hepworth and Luke Guile each led the Phoenix squad with three goals while Hepworth added an assist. Mitch Milne (two goals, two assists), Charlie DeAndra (one goal), Wyatt Jacobsen (one goal), Kai Leavitt (one goal), Tyler Jacobs (one assist) and Ryan Eddins (one assist) also contributed offensively.
Against Weber April 27, Farmington won 10-8. The Phoenix team was up 8-4 at the break and held on for the win.
Milne scored three goals and had an assist for Farmington with Hepworth (two goals, one assist), Luke Guile (two goals, one assist), Cooper Hyde (two goals), Dominic Coats (one goal, one assist) and Leavitt (two assists) also getting in offensively.
The Phoenix squad improved to 8-2 in Region 1 play and are 8-3 on the season.
Viewmont defeated Woods Cross 8-6 April 26. The Vikings were down 5-4 heading into the fourth quarter before scoring four goals to pull out the win.
Tyson Mauri scored three goals while dishing out two assists to lead the team with Nathan Delgado (two goals, one assist), Tyler Mauri (one goal, two assists), Presley Gubler (one goal) and Samuel Terreros (one goal) also producing offense.
Against Bonneville April 28, Viewmont won 10-8 behind three goals each from Tyler Mauri and Terreros.
Also helping offensively were Tyson Mauri (two goals, two assists), Gubler (two goals), Delgado (one assist) and Rykert Zeh (one assist).
The Vikings evened their Region 5 mark at 3-3 and are 6-6 on the season.
Woods Cross lost to Viewmont 8-6 April 26.
“It was a tough battle, but a great night of lacrosse,” said head coach Brett Rurka.
The Wildcats are still looking for its first Region 5 win through six games after an 18-6 loss to Northridge April 28.
Woods Cross is 1-9 this spring.
Davis defeated Layton 20-3 April 25, going up 15-1 by halftime and cruising to the win.
“Our game went really well,” said head coach Makenzie Hekking. “We had to sit a lot of our usual starters the first half because they missed practice for prom day dates, but it was nice to get some of our girls that ride the bench time on the field and get them varsity starts as well.”
Andrea Nichols and Tallulah Raser both scored three goals to lead the Darts while Kaydence Johnson (two goals, one assist), Brinlee Wilding (two goals, one assist), Olivia Lifferth (two goals, one assist), KC Gardiner (two goals), Gracie Rose (two goals), Emma Williams (one goal), Mackenzie Coleman (one goal), Sophie Karras (one goal), Lucy Bybee (one goal) and Ally White (one assist) were also part of the offense.
“Our team played unselfish in the first half and was trying to get everyone a goal so that was really fun to see,” said Hekking. “But, it was interesting once we put in our usual starters in the second half that our offensive production went down. We started to see girls try to play ‘hero’ ball and play to pad their stats instead of playing as a team. So, that’s definitely something I’m going to focus on and really emphasize to the girls.”
Against Clearfield April 27, Davis won 11-8. The Darts got out to a 7-4 lead at the break and maintained the three-goal advantage in the win.
“It was a rough game,” said Hekking. “We really weren’t doing ourselves any favors in the first half with just sloppy play and a lot of unforced turnovers from bad passes. We had a really hard time adjusting to how the refs were calling the game and that led to a lot of frustration and unnecessary penalties. We ended up having two girls get yellow cards nearly at the same time 10 seconds apart, but despite being two girls down we only allowed one goal. We ended up getting the ball on the next draw and stalled the offense until we were even. We also were struggling a lot with the draws again today – as a team we were only winning the draw 47.6 percent of the time.”
Raser’s four goals led Davis with Johnson (three goals, one assist), Coleman (two goals, one assist), Lifferth (one goal, two assists), Kerri Norton (one goal) and Esther Facer (one assist) also contributing offensively.
“We found ourselves up by only one or two goals with still seven to eight minutes left in the game so next time we got possession and had it on our offensive end we had the girls stall a bit and kill some of the clock,” Hekking said. “We gave them the green light once there was 30 seconds left on the clock and they were able to quickly score our last goal of the day to give us a three-goal lead. That ended up being enough for us to squeak out this win against a very gritty Clearfield team.”
The Darts are now 7-3 in Region 1 and 7-4 on the season.
Bountiful defeated Northridge 14-6 April 25 behind Naomi Brice’s six goals.
Also scoring in the win were Ella Gillian (two goals), Layla Blanchard (two goals), Leah Moon (one goal, one assist), Riley Coats (one goal), Ava Vorwaller (one goal) and Christina Eyring (one goal).
Against Box Elder April 27, the Redhawks pulled off a 7-6 win in double overtime.
“Box Elder is always such a fun team to play,” said head coach Olivia Cope.
Brice’s four goals again led the way for Bountiful with Riley Coats (two goals) and
Veronica Loveless (one goal) also scoring in the win.
The Redhawks improved to 5-1 in Region 5 and 6-5 on the year.
Viewmont beat Bonneville 15-9 April 27.
“We started off really slow where the first 10 minutes or so we were in a sleepy lull,” said head coach Lauren Pescetti. “We let the game start off as a back-and-forth battle. I think after beating them in our previous match we may have been a bit lackadaisical going into the game. After the first half was about halfway through, we finally found our stride and got back to the level of Viewmont lacrosse that we can play. We were able to get ahead by a good amount and hold the lead for the remainder of the game.”
Keely Banks scored six goals and one assist to lead the Vikings. Eliza Runolfson (three goals, two assists), Avery Drake (three goals), Cecelia Walton (two goals, one assist), Alexis Lee (one goal) and Rachel Lee (two assists) also got on the board offensively.
“I have to credit my midfield for their hustle and grit as well as my offense for having their shooting dialed in,” said Pescetti. “Our draws were great and we kept possession for most of the second half.”
Viewmont is now 3-2 in Region 5 and 7-3 overall.
Woods Cross lost to Skyline 21-8 April 26 with Maggie Preece leading the way with five goals.
Ella Matthews scored the other three goals and Brianna Coleman assisted on one goal in the loss.
Against Northridge April 27, the Wildcats won 20-3, finishing out a 16-2 halftime edge with four second-half goals.
Woods Cross is 5-0 in Region 5 play and 7-3 this season.
See more photos online
at davisjournal.com λ