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Bonneville Holds On Late to Win Over Northridge

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On a gorgeous Saturday afternoon, Northridge traveled to South Ogden to face off against Bonneville in the battle of two unbeaten Division II teams. Bonneville walked out with the close win 12-11 after weathering the late comeback by Northridge.
The game started off with Northridge possessing the ball, mostly due to the Northridge defense being able to not let Bonneville get set in an offensive possession; however at the 4:24 mark Bonneville capitalized on the first goal when Austin Croyle took the ball behind the goal and dodged past his defender to take the 1-0 lead. Northridge would even it up a minute later when Logan Frost beat his defender off the dodge and shot the ball past Bonneville goalie Marty Adams. Northridge would score one more time when Kaleb Schlichte lost his defender and zipped the ball into the net to give Northridge the 2-1 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Bonneville - NorthridgeThe second quarter started fast when at the 10:50 mark Bonneville midfielder Jared Johnson drove past his defender and found the back of the net to tie the game. A minute later, Parker Christiansen found Jared Johnson open for the outside rip to give Bonneville the lead again. The lead would be extended when Austin Coyle scored twice more in the quarter to give Bonneville a 5-2 lead, capitalizing on some failed Northridge clears. Northridge would finally score when defender Jamie Gertge cleared the ball up to the attack and followed the shot towards goal to put it in the back in the net off the rebound. Bonneville would go into half up 6-3 after Alex Coyle took a pass from his brother Austin on a failed clear for Northridge, giving Bonneville some momentum going into half.
The momentum continued early in the second half for Bonneville when Cayden Beyer ripped a long shot past Northridge goalie Calvin Bachtar at the 11:33 minute mark. A minute later, Kaden Hopper of Northridge took a clear from the midfield and drove it to goal, putting the shot off his hip and past the goalie to bring the game back to 7-4 in the favor of Bonneville. Bonneville was able to kill off a 2 minute penalty and just as the teams became even, Alex Croyle split a double team and streaked down the middle of the defense for the goal. It only took Northridge 30 seconds to respond when Gertge cleared the ball, and after finding himself alone with the ball, he dodged to net and scored.
Bonneville would go on a run after a time out; the run started with Alex Croyle ripping an outside shot. Just 20 seconds later, Chase Dingman found Johnson for a nifty low to low score to give Bonneville a 10-5 lead. A minute later midfielder Kade Weathers dodged across the top of the box and ripped a shot into the back of the net. Northridge would stop the bleeding when Schlicte would drive past his defender for the goal. A minute later Northridge would score again when Northridge cleared the ball, and Hunter Wilson found himself open alone against the goalie and dropped the ball over his shoulder to end the quarter 7-11 in favor of Bonneville.
In the fourth quarter Bonneville struck first when Alex found his brother Austin Croyle. Northridge picked up the intensity on both sides of the field the rest of the quarter. Their defense shut down Bonneville’s offense while their offense would make a run after Gertge caused a turn over and found River Schneck for the goal with 9:28 left in the game. At the 5:50 mark Jordan Fisher would rip an outside shot past Bonneville who was man down. Northridge would score again at the 3:46 mark when Parker Bray dodged and dumped the ball off to Schneck for the goal to bring the score of the game 12-10 in favor of Bonneville. Northridge would score at the 1:47 mark when Dallin Smith found the back of the net. The following faceoff was won by Bonneville who controlled face-offs all game and only lost one face-off in the second half and that was due to a push call. Bonneville controlled the ball until 15 seconds remained in the game when Northridge missed on the attempt to tie up the game and Bonneville was able to hold on to a 12-11 win at home.
After the game Bonneville Head Coach Chase Hanchett said, “We came out sloppy but hats off to Northridge they came out ready to play; that’s kind of our theme this year with slow starts. Glad we got the win and last home game for awhile so it’s good to get this win.”
Bonneville will look to square off against Sky View on Tuesday, who is also undefeated in Division II at Sky View High School. Northridge will look to rebound from this loss on Tuesday when they will travel down to face Woods Cross.

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