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Big week on Region 5 girls soccer keeps Bountiful near the top

Aug 31, 2023 03:44PM ● By Josh McFadden

Unlike other regions with fewer teams, schools in the larger Region 5 have already played a handful of games. Bountiful is 4-2 in league play, just a game and a half out of first place. 

The Redhawks are 5-3 overall and picked up a key 1-0 victory over Box Elder on Tuesday. Daisy Williams earned the shutout with some help from the Bountiful defense. Williams has two shutouts this season and 14.5 in her career. Kate Holbrook assisted on a goal by Sophie Winzeler. 

Last week, the Redhawks lost 3-2 in overtime to first-place Clearfield. Both Bountiful goals came in the first half, but Clearfield scored its two regulation goals in the second half to force the extra period. There, the Falcons scored the game winner. Belle Sorensen had two goals for Bountiful.

The Redhawks host Viewmont on Thursday. 

Woods Cross

The Wildcats aren’t far behind in the standings. Having won four games in a row, Woods Cross is now 4-3 in league play and 5-3 overall. 

On Aug. 24, Woods Cross was firing on all cylinders in a 5-1 victory over Roy. Oakley Anderson had three goals to bring her season total to nine up to that point. Sydney Oaks and Nixon Milliron had goals as well. Three of the Wildcats’ goals came in the second half to put some distance between them and Roy after leading just 2-1 at the break. 

On Tuesday, the Wildcats blanked Northridge 2-0, as Elsie Roberts got her second shutout of the year. Anderson got another goal and added an assist. Milliron also scored, and Oaks got an assist. 

Woods Cross hosts Bountiful on Sept. 5 for a chance to climb up the standings. 


The Vikings are 1-5 in league play and 2-6 overall. However, Viewmont did pick up its first region win in its last game, a 2-0 victory over Roy on Tuesday. 

Katie Wersland and Annie Layton scored second-half goals to break a scoreless tie at halftime. Mazie Tullis assisted on both goals, and Susan Lamb got the shutout. Wersland and Layton now each have two goals this season. 

Last week, on Aug. 24, Viewmont had a rough outing at Box Elder, falling 5-1. It was only 1-0 Box Elder at halftime, but not much went right in the second half for the Vikings. Box Elder went on a 4-1 run in the final 40 minutes to win going away. 

Viewmont will look to regroup Thursday when it plays at Bountiful.