Coaches Poll, Tribal West Giveaway, ALL STAR Senior Games, Weekly Game Recap and College Lacrosse
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MaxPreps: Teams Scores, Stats and Schedules.
No. 1 Olympus - The Titans are giving us whiplash with their back and forth battle for first place on the Coaches Poll. The team climbed back to first place after their 26-4 win over Springville, on Wednesday (4/19) and 21-2 win over No. 5 Mountain Ridge, on Friday (4/21). Next for the Titans is Friday (4/28) at East. Olympus also stands tall as No. 1 on Max Prep Rankings.
No. 2 Park City - The Miners defeated Herriman 19-3 Wednesday (4/19). Next up the Miners will be hosting Farmington Monday (4/24), followed by Wednesday (4/26) hosting No.8 Riverton. Lastly, traveling to No. 6 Brighton Friday (4/28). Park City has a well rounded team as they have Lilly Hunt leading in Goals and Assists, Charlie Iacbelli leading in Ground Balls, and Ava Kimche leading in Saves and Shutouts.
No. 2 Lone Peak - The Knights competed in three great games this past week, Starting with American Fork Tuesday (4/18) winning 25-2, Wasatch Wednesday (4/19) with their second win of the week 9-4 and lastly against Skyridge Thursday (4/20) taking their third W, 20-3. Next, the Knights invite Corner Canyon to their home turf Tuesday (4/25) along with traveling to Pleasant Grove Thursday (4/27) Sr. Maddie Potvin leads the team with 31 Goals, 55% Shot % and 11 Assists making her the biggest threat on the Knights attacking end. So. Eliza Agate Leads the defense with 15 Caused Turnovers and 17 Ground Balls.
No.4 Corner Canyon - The Chargers have had great games this season. This past week Chargers won all three of their home games. Starting with Tuesday (4/18) 10-8 against Pleasant Grove, Friday (4/21) 12-4 against Westlake and Saturday (4/22) 20-4 against Skyline. Leaders in the Chargers stats are; So. Catherine Faucette with 33 Goals, Sr. Allison Reading with 12 Assists and 33 Caused Turnovers, Sr. Malaria Story with 71% Shot %, and Sr. Kenzie Zimmerman with 62 Ground Balls and 73% with Draw %.
No.5 Mountain Ridge - The Sentinels revved up their skills as they faced off with Herriman once more. On Tuesday (4/16) Herriman brought the heat but the Sentinels took home the W, 7-6. Friday (4/21) 2-21 against Olympus, “You win as a team, you lose as a team”. Tuesday (4/25) Sentinels will be taking on West Jordan and Thursday (4/27) squaring up with Bingham. Jr. Emmery Clark has returned back to play after a serious knee injury in the off season, playing 4/10 games so far her stats sit at; 7 Goals, 1 Assist, 53% Shot %, and 8 Ground Balls.
No. 6 Brighton - Bengals went 2-1 this past week. W against Jordan, 14-3. W against Bingham, 15-9 and L against Fremont, 8-13. The team has three games this week. First, Monday (4/24) hosting Syracuse, second, Wednesday (4/26) against Bear River (Watch on KSL Sports Rewind) and lastly, Friday against Park City. The Bengals outstanding players are Sr. Hannah Bangerter as their leading score, Sr. Courtnie Wright as leading assist, and Sr. Mary Stubben as the teams leader in Ground Balls.
No. 7 Herriman - Mustangs landed 1W - 2L this past week. Starting with Mountain Ridge on Tuesday (4/18) striking out, 6-7. Second with Park City, 19-3. Lastly, scoring a win over No.8 Riverton, 12-7. Next for the Mustangs is Tuesday (4/25) at Bingham and Thursday at West Jordan. Mustangs top players are Sr. Kelsie Lambert, Sr. Morgan Eldredge, Jr. Ava Moore, and Jr. Shelby Ulibarri.
No. 8 Riverton - The Silverwolves played some impressive games. First Monday (4/17) 20-11 against Cedar Valley, Second against West Jordan 18-6 and Third against Herriman 7-12. One of the top draw takers in Utah Sr. Isabel Milner will be benched for the next few games with a knee injury. Leading stats holders are Sr. Isabel Milner with 35 Goals, 79 Draw Control and Draw Assist 118. Sr, Grace Degreef with 18 Assists, 37 Ground Balls, and 22 Caused Turnovers.
No. 9 Farmington - The Phoenix have made it into the top 10. Hard work definitely gets noticed. With a 9-0 record on the season thus far. Phoenix's face Park City Monday (4/24), Tuesday (4/25) at Roy, and Thursday hosting Weber.
No. 10 Bear River -The Bears beat Sky View 17-0 Wednesday (4/19) and a second win with Ridgeline 19-2 Friday (4/21). Next is Wednesday (4/26) at Brighton (Watch on KSL Sports Rewind). The top performers in stats are, Sr. Marley Kierstead with 42 Goals, Sr. Jenna Lacroix with 34 Assists and 106 Ground Balls, and Sr. Savanna Pehrson with 28 Caused Turnovers.
ALL STAR Senior Games!!!
Utah Lacrosse Report is bringing back the ALL STAR Senior Games! If you were in the lacrosse community prior to sanctioning back in 2019 you should know what this is!! For all the new commers, you are in for a sweet treat!! Here in Utah we like to send our top Seniors off with a farewell game. Coaches will nominate their top 2 seniors to represent in the All-Star games. It is a huge honor to be chosen to play in these games! To be chosen you will be coached by the Top voted coaches of Utah and playing alongside all top seniors in Utah. Everyone is invited to watch the All Star Senior games!!
Coaches see your emails from Kenzieutahlacrossereport@gmail.com for more information.
Location: Jordan High School
Date: May 27th
Weekly Game Recap
Alta ripped up the field with Lehi as they fell behind by 4 goals, losing 5-9. Alta nominates Ella Engstrom as their MVP. Coach Breur “Ella was outstanding everywhere on the field. She kept her head and intensity up even though the game didn’t end in our favor. She’s a rockstar! Final thoughts for their game against Lehi, “While we didn’t win the game, we were able to learn a lot about our team. You learn a lot from tough losses.” Alta nearly flipped the score from their Lehi game in their game against Timpanogos winning 9-4. Alta nominates Alyssa Garlick as their MVP of this game. Coach Breur “ Alyssa kept her cool in a tough situation. She helped out her fellow teammates by playing really strong on the transition. We’re very proud of her!”
Corner Canyon had a 2 goal lead on Pleasant Grove, 10-8. Corner Canyon nominates Kenzie Zimmerman and as their team MVP. Coach Kenning “Kenzie is MVP for winning 16 of 19 draws, this was key to gutting out a tough win” Final thought on this game, “We faced an amazing goalie who made it really hard on us to make shots, once again had to play in brutally cold conditions, we dominated the draw but turned the ball over a lot especially in the first half and struggled to make shots, we righted the ship in the 2nd half and ultimately controlled the game and were able to gut out the win on a night were we did not have a great overall performance” Corner Canyon tripled the score and some of Westlake, 14-3. Corner Canyon nominates Malarie Story as their MVP. Coach Kenning “Malarie Story, she had a great game, 4 goals and an assists” Ending thoughts “Again playing in tough conditions with 45 degree temps and non stop rain, we had to really tough out another win under brutal conditions, but ultimately controlled the game from start to finish”
Clearfield strikes a W over Layton, 16-3. Clearfield nominates Averie Woods as MVP of this game. “ Averie “Beans” Wood. Played a complete game. 2 goals, 1 assist, 6 ground balls, and 1 DC. Her unselfish but aggressive play set the tone for the team.” Coach Wood. Final thoughts on this game, “We’re learning how to really play as a team, which has led to success on and off the field.” Clearfield struck again with a second win over Roy, 8-5. Clearfield nominates Emilie Merrill as the MVP of this game. “Individually, Emilie Merrill was an absolute beast and led the way offensively with a hat-trick. But I can’t overlook the outstanding play of the entire defensive unit. They were amazing, and really gave us a chance to win.”
Farmington took the win over Syracuse, 10-7. Farmington nominates Hailey Larsen as their MVP of this game. Coach MacAulay “Hailey had 3 goals and 8 draw controls in this game. Overall well played game.” Final thoughts on this game, “Our team will be working on better ball control in transition. This game demonstrated to us that we need to up our game within transition.” The great rivals Davis vs Farmington. In the battle of this rivalry Farmington doubled the score and some, 19-9. Farmington nominated Hailey Larsen and Ally MacAulay as their MVPs for their game against Davis. “Hailey had 3 goals and 14 draw controls to herself. Ally MacAulay had 3 goals and 4 assists and would be my co-player of the game.”
Northridge Laced up their cleats as they squared up with Box Elder. Despite the efforts Northridge was defeated 2-10. Northridge nominates Kat Squire as their MVP. Coach Larsen “ She had over 20 Saves and at least as many interceptions.”
Ridgeline lined up against Mountain Crest where they fell one goal short of a win, 9-10. Ridgeline nominates Zee Salmone as their MVP of their game against Mountain Ridge. “Zee played incredible in the cage! She didn’t let missed shots shake her up and she continued to play well throughout the game!” Coach Silvester. Thoughts on the game from Coach Silvester ‘It was a great game! The girls worked hard and never gave up. I'm super proud of the girls for playing an aggressive game. They had great communication on the field and teamwork. We learned a lot and discovered things that we need to work on. We had a few different scorers but our defense was outstanding. The defense marked up well and played well together! Our goalie was on point and made some incredible saves. Mountain Crest played a tough game and we were impressed with the respect they showed our team. In all it was a fun aggressive game and I'm so proud of my girls for leaving it all on the field!”. Ridgeline was defeated by Bear River, 2-19. Ridgeline nominates Charity Bond, Rylie Bourp, Paris Craney and Aydan Johnson as their MVPs. “This was a tough game. Bear River is an incredible team and it was really fun to play them. Ridgeline worked hard and as a team the entire game. These girls are learning more and more each game. They are growing as a team and they are learning to communicate better each game. I am proud of them for continuing to work hard despite the score. They never gave up and played an aggressive, clean game! I couldn’t be more proud of our defense and how well they worked together.”
By: Weslie Lundell
With the regular season at its end, and Nationals prep underway, it was pretty silent in the WCLA world for our teams here. Utah State, unfortunately, did not receive a bid to the DI National tournament while BYU and the UofU did. Utah Valley is automatically in for their DII National tournament thanks to a 14-1 record and a clean sweep in Regionals.
UVU: Utah Valley had two huge wins during the Rocky Mountain Women’s Lacrosse League Championships last week which helped boost them to the top spot in the league rankings. Beating Air Force Academy 17-6 and University of Denver 16-8, the Wolverines found themselves more in sync than ever. “ We really connected as a team this weekend.” says junior Majena Horoba who scored 3 of the 17 goals on Saturday. “As a team we trusted one another. We let this experience build us up and get us ready to play even stronger as a team at Nationals.”
Sophomore Liv Carr and freshman Chloe Wallentine both agreed the team probably played the best it’s played the entire season. They felt the team really clicked and the players found themselves playing for each other. “We had a huge mentality that we wanted to win, and we knew we could, but it was going to take a lot of work with the games not being easy.” Wallentine said with pressure being high, the team really kicked it into high gear, especially in the second half, and they were able to ride that momentum clear through taking the championship.
Because teams like UVU, BYU, and the University of Utah are club teams, the players have to pay to play. This means, even with receiving bids to Nationals, all three teams need all the help they can get getting to VA. If you’d like to support our local athletes, go to the links below to donate to their fundraisers.
The BYU Cougars finished their regular season play with a 10-5 record going 1-1 at Regionals and the University of Utah finished with a record of 9-2 also going 1-1 at Regionals. The WCLA National Championship tournament for both DI and DII will be held at the Princess Anne Athletic Complex in Virginia Beach, VA, May 9th-May 12th.
Westminster: On Friday, the Griffins hosted their first home game since March 12th where they matched up against the Regis University Rangers. Westminster lost 3-21 after the Rangers went on an 8-goal run in the first quarter. Shania Shoughro, Maddie Kelleher, and Hunter Doyle each scored for the Griffins. After a tough loss, the Griffins held another home game on Sunday against the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Westminster was able to have majority draw control and Lauren Shoughro and Maddie Kelleher each scored 5 goals. Goalie Ella Cheminant had 15 saves to help give the Griffins the W. Westminster plays next on April 29th at home against Colorado Mesa University.
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