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Girls Lacrosse: Week 3 of Coaches Poll, High School Game Recap and College Game Recap
Mountain Ridge - Sr. Tessa Mortensen
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Week 3 of Coaches Poll
Others receiving votes: Alta, Bingham, Farmington, Fremont, Maple Mountain, Pleasant Grove, Wasatch and West Jordan.
No. 1 Park City - The Park City Miners went into battle with Pleasant Grove Friday night (3/17) Miners conquered the Vikings 21-2. The top performers for that game were; Jr. Sophie Neff gathered 5 Goals, 1 Assist and 83% Shot Percentage. Jr. Chuck Iacobelli 4 Ground Balls, 4 Caused Turnovers, 5 Draw Controls and 12 Draw Assists. Sr. Ava Kimche walks home with 75% Saves, 5 Shots on Goal, and 2 Goals Against. Next up for the Miners is Tuesday March 21st at 7:00pm hosting No. 7 Skyridge.
No. 2 Olympus - The Olympus Titans strike once more with a dominating win over Skyridge Thursday (3/16) with a score of 15-2. The top performers for the Titans were; Jr. Hannah Nelson with the leading score of 4 Goals, 5 Ground Balls, 1 Caused Turnovers, 4 Draw Controls and 10 Draw Assists. So. Sarah Anne with 3 Goals, 3 Assists, 5 Ground Balls, 1 Caused Turnovers, 5 Draw Controls and 8 Draw Assists.. Sr. Eva Thorn with 3 Goals, 1 Assist, 6 Ground Balls and 3 Caused Turnovers. Next in line for the Titans is an away game with No. 5 Mountain Ridge on Monday March 20th at 7:30pm.
No. 3 Brighton - The Brighton Bengals played two solid teams this past week - West Jordan (3/15) and Wasatch (3/17). “Shout out to Cliff (West Jordan) and Trish (Wasatch) for extremely well coached and well disciplined teams. I’m so proud of our young team as we’re rebuilding and filling those 2022 seniors’ spots.” West Jordan game recap: (14-4) with the great transitions and selfless play the team was about to have 9 different scorers. Wasatch game recap: (11-2) with the growth of the Begals this fair they worked as a team and played a well rounded game. “Izzy Gurley has been a standout so far. She scored 2 in our West Jordan game and 4 goals in the Wasatch game. She is a spark of energy in our midfield! Our two goalies, Sarah Hart and Annabelle Keefer, have also been incredible in goal, making it hard for teams to get one in.” Coach Nash
No. 4 Lone Peak - The Lone Peak Knights had a week of practice before their craziness begins, with 2 games this week. First up is Home game against Olympus Wednesday March 22nd at 5:00pm and second is Home game against Wasatch Friday March 24th at 5:00pm. “We’re excited coming off a great first win and are ready to see what this team is capable of.” Coach Lundell
No. 5 Mountain Ridge - The Mountain Ridge Sentinels had a strong win over Pleasant Grove Tuesday (3/14) on their home turf, (13-1). (Recorded on KSL Sports Rewind) “We learned quickly where our team needed to put focus after our loss to Park City. When we faced Pleasant Grove we practiced our patience and made extra effort to work together as a team. We hope to see the ladies continue working as a unit as we face Olympus on Monday and then head to California to face two tough competitors.” Coach Brescia
No. 6 Corner Canyon - The Corner Canyon Chargers had a challenging start to their season. The Chargers were tested at the home of the Bears (Bear River) Friday (3/17) with only a 2 point lead they took home the win over the Bears (7-5). The Chargers gained a new varsity goalie this season, previous defender, Jr. Janneke Remick stepped up to the plate to defend the goal. In the battle with the Bears Janneke had 8 Saves with 13 Shots on Goal and 3 Ground Balls. So. Sofie Jacobs with 1 Goal, 7 Ground Balls, 1 Caused Turnover, and 1 Draw Control. So. Cat Faucette scored lead with 3 Goals, 7 Ground Balls and 1 Caused Turnover. The next round up for the Chargers is an away game Tuesday March 21st at 5:30 against Bingham. “This upcoming week we look forward to playing at full strength for the first time and are excited to play at Bingham and host Skyline.” Coach Kenning
No.7 Skyridge - The Skyridge Falcons were defeated by No. 2 Olympus Thursday (3/16), (2-15). Despite the loss the Falcons top performer was Jr. Tiger Parkin with 1 Goal, 3 Draw Controls and 12 Draw Assists. This week the Falcons will be competing in an away game Tuesday March 21st at 7:00pm against No. 1 Park City.
No. 8 Herriman - The Harriman Mustangs had some lighter competition Tuesday (3/14) against Waterford, (19-5) ‘Last week was very practice heavy, we went back to the beginning and focused on fundamentals. This week we have 3 games, Bonneville (3/21), No. 7 Skyridge (3/23), and Highland (3/24), we look forward to playing these teams. We are hoping to keep our momentum this week and come at them with the same intensity as the last game.” Coach Erekson.
No. 9 Riverton - The Riverton Silverwolves started out their season with a home game against Timpview, where they beat them 14-2. Following their first game was a competitive game against the Skyline Eagles, where the Silverwovles took home the W, 11-6. A few thoughts from Coach Dorton ”We had a very cold win over Timpview. In that game we were able to work out some first game kinks. After a very close first half against Skyline that ended with us only up by one point, we adjusted our play on the draw and came away with the 11-6 win. Looking forward to this week we have two more home games where we will be focusing on our ball movement and midfield transitions.”
No. 10 Bear River - The Bear River Bears had a packed week with Fremont on Wednesday (3/15) beating them 18-3 and No. 6 Corner Canyon on Friday (3/17) where they fell short by 2 goals. Bears top performers are Sr. Marley Kierstead with 4 Goals, 1 Assist, 3 Ground Balls and 1 Caused Turnovers. So. Shelby Wilkinson with 4 Goals, 2 Assists and 5 Ground Balls. Next up for the Bears is an away game at 5:30pm against West Jordan.
Women’s College Recap
Utah Valley University WCLA DII challenged Westminster College NCAA DII Friday at their home turf. Utah Valley strung behind Westminster most of the game until they got a burst of energy and tied the game. The tie pushed them into over time when Westminster received the final goal, 10-9 in OT.
University of Utah WCLA DI dominated Utah Valley University WCLA DII Saturday night while celebrating their Ute seniors with a win of 11-9. Statement from Assistant Coach Wes “I knew UVU would put up a hard fought battle. UVU will fight till that whistle blows. But Utes held them off & let the time run down.” The Utes are preparing to play Westminster March 25th at the U. “Westminster, I know those twins pretty well. I’m sure they got a couple tricks up their sleeve, but we’ll be ready for whatever they bring. There's no team in the nation I wouldn’t put my team up against right now they are dialed in & ready for a battle!”- Coach Wes.