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Wildcat teams off to fast start in lacrosse

Mar 21, 2024 02:05PM ● By Tom Haraldsen
Lexi Lee, Viewmont (12) looks for a way out of a “fix” surrounded by the Redhawks defense. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle

Lexi Lee, Viewmont (12) looks for a way out of a “fix” surrounded by the Redhawks defense. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle

As the second week of high school lacrosse play concluded, one school still boasts two unbeaten teams.

The Woods Cross Wildcat boys’ team is 3-0 after wins over East and Syracuse, while the Lady Wildcats are 2-0 following victories over Mountain Crest and Bonneville.


Woods Cross beat East 6-5, as Dawson Staten scored three goals, Carter Kringlen added two and Jared Cannon one. On Thursday, the Wildcats beat Syracuse 6-4. Carter Dunn scored three times, with single goals from Staten, Kringlen and Elliot Bendinger.

“In general, our defense is doing fantastic work – especially our goalie, Noah Lake.

Our offense is doing good work trying to assimilate a new system,” said coach Mark Kringlen. “We need to tighten up ball control and get more shots. But we are making progress.

It’s a very tight team and they are all great kids. It’s great to see them get some wins after last year’s tough season.”

Davis is also 3-0. Last week, the Darts routed Westlake 18-5. Ashton Wood led all scorers with six goals, Dawson Draper added four, both Luke Donigan and Nick Johnson scored twice, and single goals came from Chrisitan Bott, Spencer Clark, Brek Jensen and Ben Roylance.

Viewmont moved to 4-2 on the year with an 8-7 three-overtime win against Bear River. Nate Delgado scored three times, San Terreros twice, and single goals came from Parley Shupe, Luke Cluff and Braxton Siddoway.

Bountiful is 1-1 after its first two games of the season. The Redhawks beat Riverton 10-3 behind three-goal games from Wyatt Farr and Tate Terry. Single goals also came from Michael Kasper, Jensen Freeman, Carter Terry and Nathan Home. Bountiful lost to East 13-11 on Friday. Kasper led scorers with three goals, Farr, Home and Tate Terry added two each, and single goals came from Faletau Satuala and Dawson Alsop

Farmington is also 1-1 on the year. The Phoenix opened the season with an 11-3 win over Bingham. Mitchel Milne scored four times and Luke Guile three. Single goals came from Dominic Coats, Tyler Jacobs, Kai Benyon and Cole Smith. Park City beat Farmington 10-2 on Friday, with Milne and Guile scoring for the Phoenix.

Ella Holland Woods Cross (white jersey) collides with Bonneville’s Makenna Hall. The Wildcats kept “full steam ahead" on the Lakers and floated to the top 16 - 9 March 15, at Woods Cross. Photos by Roger V. Tuttle


Woods Cross defeated Mountain Crest 15-7, as Ella Matthews and Lila Dunn both scored five times. Emmy Richards added two goals, while teammates Eliza Sargent, Sophia Burden and Meg Madsen all scored goals. The Wildcats continued their offensive explosion on Friday, routing Bonneville 16-9. Matthews led the way with seven goals and Dunn added four. Brooklyn Bradley also scored for Woods Cross. Four other Wildcat goals were not reported for this game.

Viewmont is also 2-0. The Vikings played once last week, beating Bountiful 13-8. Cecelia Watson was a one-woman wrecking crew against the Redhawks, scoring nine goals on her own. Alexis Lee added three and Avery Drake one for the Vikings.

“The team played great!” coach Lauren Pescetti said. “We knew that this was going to be one of the tougher match ups on our schedule as Bountiful has a great program that we have a lot of respect for. As coaches we had the team work on some really specific things in practices to help fine tune different aspects of our game directed to this matchup and the girls exceeded our expectations when it came time to execute. We’re very proud of our team for the level of grit, determination and skill that they are displaying this early into the season and are excited to continue to see the growth that this program can have this year.”

Davis moved to 2-2 on the year after an 11-6 loss to Bingham was followed by a 12-8 win over Brighton. Against the Miners, Esther Facer scored three times, with Kaydence Johnson, Olivia Lifferth and Gracie Rose all scoring once. At Brighton, Facer again scored three times as did MacKenzie Coleman, Tallulah Raser and Karri Norton scored twice, while Lifferth and Sydney Plummer each tallied a goal.

“It was a great team win following our loss to Bingham on Tuesday,” said coach Makenzie Hekking. “We really put an emphasis on controlling what we can control and staying positive and the girls really embraced that in this game. We got the edge in key stats that determine possession and sometimes the game – we had 28 ground balls to Brighton’s 22 and controlled 15 of 24 draws (62.5%). The refs were calling a really tight game and a majority of the goals scored in this game came from 8-meter free positions. I was really proud of how my girls adapted their play to how the refs were calling the game instead of letting it frustrate them.” 

Bountiful is 0-1 after the loss to Viewmont. Scoring for the Redhawks came from Ella Gillian and Naomi Brice (with three each) and from Elli Buys and Veronica Loveless with one apiece.

Farmington is 0-2 after a loss to Bingham. Alexandra MacAlvey led the Phoenix with six goals, Kate Carter added two and Kathleen Moffat one.