Davis girls soccer continues unbeaten streakSep 07, 2023 03:18PM ● By Josh McFadden
Region 1 play has begun for girls soccer, and the Davis Darts appear to be the frontrunners.
Davis has won its first three region games, bringing its overall record to 8-0. Last week, the Darts went 2-0, defeating Fremont at home 3-1 on Aug. 29 and then getting by Syracuse 2-1 on the road two days later. Through eight games, the stellar Dart defense has yet to allow more than one goal in a game. In all, the Darts have surrendered just four total goals while scoring 28.
In the win against Syracuse, all three goals came in the second half. For Davis, Simone Packer and Brooklyn Phongsavath found the back of the net. Emmerson Taylor had an assist. Phongsavath has a team-high six goals so far. She’s also tied with Lydia Neville and Sammy Maudsley for the team lead in assists with two. Taylor has four goals so far, second on the squad.
Coming for Davis is at home against Layton on Thursday. The Darts will then entertain Farmington on Sept. 12 for a key game between the rivals.
Most importantly, Davis is second in the Class 6A RPI rankings, which determine state playoff seeding. The Darts trail only Lone Peak.
The Phoenix have won one of their first three region games and have a 5-4 overall record. Farmington is tied for fourth place in the six-team league.
Farmington’s most recent game was a 2-0 shutout loss at the hands of Layton on Aug. 31. The Phoenix had a tough time getting going against the Lancers in a contest where Farmington was held scoreless for the first time all year. This game followed a much different outing, a high-scoring 5-4 loss to Weber. In that one, Macey Call scored three times for Farmington, all in the second half.
To get back on the winning track, Farmington will need to beat Fremont on Thursday. On Sept. 12, the Phoenix have a big match with Davis.
So far on the year, Taytem Grant leads Farmington with six goals. She’s also tops on the team, along with Claire Rencher in assists with three. Call has five goals so far, and four other players have scored twice. Emmy Mckeon and Isabelle Jones have both spent time in the net as goalkeeper, with Mckeon picking up 1.5 shutouts. Eleven players have scored so far for Farmington, and 11 have also picked up at least one assist.
Farmington sits at No. 9 in the 6A RPI rankings.