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Just one team remains unbeaten in high school lacrosse

Apr 04, 2024 12:46PM ● By Tom Haraldsen
Riley Linton (16) and Ella Mathews (2), Woods Cross put the squeeze on Bountiful’s Naomi Brice. The tough “D” ensured a  15 - 9 win for the Wildcats sitting at 6 - 0 for the season. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle

Riley Linton (16) and Ella Mathews (2), Woods Cross put the squeeze on Bountiful’s Naomi Brice. The tough “D” ensured a  15 - 9 win for the Wildcats sitting at 6 - 0 for the season. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle

The high school lacrosse season’s first battle of the unbeatens went to the Lady Wildcats of Woods Cross last Thursday, as they beat Viewmont 14-11. Woods Cross coach McKenzie Christiansen said the Wildcats were well aware of the scoring prowess of Viewmont lacrosse’s leading goal scorer, sophomore Cece Walton. 

“Walton posed a significant threat, but our team embraced the challenge with determination from the moment they set foot on the field,” she said. “The Wildcats’ defense showcased passion, impeccable communication, and flawless body positioning, guided by the vocal direction of goalkeeper Olivia Mathews.”

She said her teams’ offense showed great togetherness “Particularly notable was the standout performance of Emmy Richard, who delivered the game of her life. Richard's versatility and commitment to refining her shooting skills were evident as she diversified her approach, not only with different shot locations but also with varied placement. While she is renowned for her powerful high shots, she exhibited mastery in shooting low and securing crucial goals throughout the game.”

Richards scored five goals, while Lila Dunn, Rylee Linton and Ella Mathews each scored three.

Woods Cross also beat Bountiful 15-9 last week. Mathews and Linton each tallied five goals, Dunn added three and Richards 2. Woods Cross is now 6-0 on the season.

 “As their coach, I couldn’t be prouder of these remarkable young women,” Christiansen said. “They’ve not only found their voices on the field but also off it, fostering a culture of listening, mutual respect, and camaraderie.”


Viewmont (6-1) won two games before the Woods Cross match. The Vikings beat Layton 16-7 as Walton scored nine times, Alexis Lee scored five and both Brighton Tebbs and Avery Drake scored. Viewmont edged Box Elder 11-10 behind six goals from Walton, four from Lee, and single goals from Tebbs and Brienna Wallis.

Farmington (3-3) split a pair of games last week, losing to Park City 11-9 then coming back to beat Davis 14-7. 

“Ally MacAulay led the scoring with three goals despite being face guarded the whole game,” coach Chris MacAulay said of the win over Davis. “Brooklyn Bement, Kaddie Moffat, Ruby Roche, and Lydia Judd each had two goals a piece; while Edith Bayles, Kate Carter, and Sara Nilson each chipped in one goal. Elle Erickson held down the defense with 12 saves.”

Bement was named player of the game for her goals and more importantly for winning seven draw controls,” the coach said.

Against Park City, MacAuley scored six times, with single goals from Roche, Carter and Lydia Judd.

Bountiful is now 3-2 on the year. The Redhawks lost to Woods Cross 15-9. Naomi Brice scored four goals, Ava Vorwaller had two, and single goals came from Veronica Loveless, Emma Jensen and Christina Eyring. Bountiful beat Roy 15-5 on Friday, as Brice scored six times, Leah Moon added three, Jensen two, and single goals came from Vorwaller, Eyring, Claire Dodds and Ella Gillian.

Davis is now 3-3 on the year following the 14-7 loss to Farmington. Davis did not report scoring stats.


Davis is 4-1 in boys play, as the Darts beat Farmington 8-6 on Thursday.

“We are excited about the start to the season we have had,” said Dart coach Dillon Yocom. “The heart of our team starts with great defense this year. It all starts with great goalie play from Hunter Keller who has been a fantastic leader this year. We have two of the best defenders in the state with Carter Sant and Kash Gates. They have shut down multiple big threats this season. Deuce Wright is showing why he is the best at the position in the state with his lock down defense and his ability to make big plays in transition. 

“On the other side of the field we are really focusing on playing team offense and getting everyone involved. Ashton Wood has really stepped up to being a scoring threat from anywhere on the field and someone teams have to plan for. Nick Johnson is another key piece that has made plays all over the place.”

Farmington is 3-2 on the season following that loss. Against Davis, the Phoenix got two goals apiece from Dominic Coats and Tyler Jacobs, along with single goals from Mitchel Milne and Kai Beynon.

Viewmont (5-5) beat Syracuse 11-7 and lost to Skyline 16-7. Against Syracuse, the Vikes were led by Mason Gerrard with four goals, both Nate Delgado and Sam Terreros scored twice, and single goals came from Ryker Zeh, Parley Shupe and Brigham Shupe. Scoring in the loss to the Eagles were Gerrard, Parley Shupe and Terreros with two each.

Woods Cross fell to 3-3 on the year with a pair of losses. Skyridge beat the Wildcats 17-7 despite goals by Elliott Bendinger (2), Carter Dunn, Jared Cannon, Carter Kringlen, Dawson Staton and Lucus Hammond.Weber water basin Woods Cross lost  9-3 to Maple Mountain on Friday. Staten, Dunn and Bendinger all scored for the Cats.

Bountiful (2-4). The Redhawks lost to Park City 6-1, with Carter Terry scoring the lone goal. Powerful Olympus beat Bountiful 19-6 on Thursday. Six different Redhawks each scored a goal–Carter Terry, Tate Terry, Mason Crane, Jensen Freeman, Michael Kasper and Wyatt Farr.

All teams are off this week for spring break. Play will resume next Monday and Tuesday.