Big week for Farmington, Davis propels teams to the top of Region 1 boys soccerMay 15, 2023 10:39AM ● By Josh McFadden
With the regular season winding down, the Farmington and Davis boys soccer teams picked a great time to have an outstanding week.
Farmington went 3-0 last week to rise to 8-3 in region play and 9-3 overall. Meanwhile, Davis has fewer losses in Region 1 than any other team. The 7-2 Darts are 8-2 overall and are on a four-game winning streak. More importantly, Farmington is fourth and Davis second in Class 6A’s RPI rankings.
Farmington played at Weber on Wednesday to wrap up its regular season. Results were unavailable at our press time, but a victory would go a long way in helping the team’s RPI rating, not to mention its chance at a region title.
On April 28, the Phoenix hosted Fremont, a team they beat 1-0 on the road on March 29. Farmington prevailed in the rematch 3-1, scoring a pair of goals in the first half to take a one-point lead. The Phoenix held the Silverwolves scoreless in the second half while adding another goal. Boston Peterson had a goal and an assist in the win. Mac Jensen and Chase Ashby also scored. Kenyon Mackintosh and Gavin Wanner also recorded assists.
On April 26, Farmington’s offense tied a season high by scoring four goals in a 4-1 win at home over Clearfield, a team it had just defeated 2-1 two days before. In the second outing, the Phoenix netted three goals in the first half alone. Ashby was the leading scorer in this one, tallying a pair of goals. Coleman Stettler and Kolson Helquist each had two assists, while Wanner and Jaden Peterson each had a goal.
On the season, Ashby is leading the squad with six goals. Wanner and Boston Peterson have three apiece. The duo also has three assists to pace the Phoenix. Davis Wadsworth has 4.5 shutouts as the team’s starting goalie. Farmington has surrendered just 10 goals in region play this season.
The Darts have hit their stride lately, reeling off 12 goals in their four wins in a row. The last victory was a 3-0 shutout of Clearfield on the road.
In the convincing win, Jude Walker picked his third shutout of the year in the net. Plus, three players scored goals: Kyle Livermore, Grant Keeler and Noah Jolley. Andrew Donigan assisted on one of the goals.
On April 28, Davis had a tough time at Syracuse but pulled off a close 2-1 victory in double overtime. Livermore had an assist this time around, as Xander Burt and Bjorn Bergant scored key goals. Bergant, incidentally, leads the team in scoring with six goals. Livermore has impressed with his playmaking abilities, as the sophomore paces Davis with 10 assists to go along with his two goals.
However, on April 26 at Layton, it was Donigan who had a pair of assists in a 3-0 shutout at Layton. Noah Jolley found the back of the net twice, and Livermore got one shot past the Layton goalkeeper.
Davis has three games left in the regular season, beginning with a Wednesday home game against Clearfield. On Friday, the team hosts Weber, which it beat in a 4-3 scoring fest on April 12. The final regular season game is May 8 at home in rematch with Syracuse.