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Bountiful Defeats Viewmont, Wins North Conference Outright

Bountiful Braves Attackmen Jack Fabrizio
Bountiful Braves Attackmen Jack Fabrizio

The Bountiful Braves had already clinched the No. 1 seed in the North Conference but a 16-9 win over the Viewmont Vikings on Tuesday gives them the Conference Championship outright.
Viewmont struck first on a manup goal by Connor Clay. Bountiful answered with a two goal run. Bountiful Attackmen Jack Fabrizio assisted on the first goal and scored on the second. Viewmont scored on another manup play to tie the game at two midway through the first quarter. Bountiful scored again, but Viewmont fought right back, scoring two goals to take a 4-3 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Bountiful Attackmen Jack Fabrizio
Bountiful Attackmen Jack Fabrizio
Bountiful started off the second quarter with a three goal run on a goal by Fabrizio and two by Chandler Wescott. Clay notched a goal for the Vikings to make the score 6-5 for the Braves. The Bountiful offense continued to execute with Wescott and Brad Taylor scoring to give the Braves an 8-5 lead. Clay scored again for the Vikings to bring the score to 8-6 at halftime.
The second half was all Bountiful as they outscored the Vikings 8-3. When the Braves scored once, they would quickly score again, putting together a four goal run in the third to put the game out of reach.
“Viewmont is our big rival,” said Bountiful Head Coach Marty Wescott. “They beat us last year so we weren’t not taking this game lightly. We’re glad to win the conference and hopefully carry some momentum into the playoffs.”
Bountiful was led by Chandler Wescott who had 5 goals and 1 assist. Viewmont was led by Clay who had 4 goals. The Bountiful face-off tandem of Jace Thomas and James Clayton won 19 of 23 face-offs. Bountiful used two goalies, Zac Anderson in the first half who had 4 saves and Dalon Hampshire in the second half who had 11 saves.
“Dalon played really well for us in the second half,” said Coach Wescott. “Fabrizio always plays well. Jace continues to dominate on face-offs.”
Bountiful will host Riverton in the first round of the playoffs. Viewmont will travel to take on Timpanogos. Both games will be on Wednesday, May 9.

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