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Chad’s Corner: ‘As I See It’ Regional Break Down Week 2

REGION 1

ROY (2-0)

The Royals are cruising. Roy will rely on strong midfield play against Waterford on Monday at 5:30 p.m. They will be tested again Friday at home at 5:00 p.m. vs. Timpview. Kylee Hodgson is at 66% for her draw controls, as they will need both her and Madalyn DeGarlais to keep causing turnovers (4) and continuing to add to her team high 11 groundballs.

WEBER (2-0)

The Warriors will be on the road this week at Herriman Monday at 5:00 p.m. and then at Brighton Thursday 6:15 p.m. We’ll see if Sara Della-Piana and her 90% draw control on 33 attempts, as well as her sharp shooting teammate McKell Brown and her 5 points per game average will be enough to keep in contention.

SKY VIEW (0-1)

The Bobcats play both games away this week. First, it’s at Box Elder Monday at 5:00 p.m. and then at Timpview Friday at 5 p.m. Sky View is looking to get its first win since 2016. And with the first half of the season on the road a win this week is almost a must have for them.

DAVIS (1-1)

The Darts hope to keep momentum rolling at home versus Bingham 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, then take that momentum on the road versus Judge at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Goalie Libby Walley will keep opponents at bay, currently registering a 74% save percentage between the pipes. Teammate Aimee Bowen (3 goals) will fire away looking to add to her team high 14 shots on goal.

MOUNTAIN CREST (1-2)

The Mustangs play Wednesday at West Jordan 5:00 p.m. Tali Hoth (5 goals, 8 groundballs, 55% Draw control) and Samantha Hulme (2 goals, 11 groundballs.) will need to control the draw and teammates Teenan Drollinger (3 goals,1 caused turnover) and Sierra Porter(2 goals) will need another big game like they had last week for the ‘Stangs to pull it off on the road versus the high scoring Jags’.

REGION 2

PARK CITY (1-0)

The Miners are back in town and play at Juan Diego Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. and then are back at home Thursday at 6:15 p.m. to play Copper Hills. Livia Kimche (4 caused turnovers) will look to keep turning away the attack and Lauren Pederson and her 64% draw control will keep the Miners clamped down on their opponent’s chances.

WOODS CROSS (1-3)

The Wildcats have been tamed so far this season, but we see them protecting their den on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. when West makes the short trip up in the Battle of Furious Felines. The Wildcats have to produce points in this one for goalie Kinsey Erickson and her 60% save percentage to be effective.

OLYMPUS (1-2)

The Titans will face American Fork on the road Thursday at 5:00 p.m. Alissa Johnson(10 goals on 11 shots) and Tatum Meier (5 goals 3 assists, 6 groundballs) will need to keep scoring while Roxanne Crandall( 4 goals 10 g.b.) and Savannah Tagge (8 g.b. 2 c.t.o.) will help their team try to control the game with strong defense and getting to loose balls.

SKYLINE (0-2)

The Eagles will need support form the home fans in both games this week. First up, Wednesday versus Viewmont 5:00 p.m. and again Friday versus Alta at 5 p.m. Skyline’s Ashlee Roberts (3 goals), Abbie Dalton(2 goals, 7 groundballs) and Beatrice Bridge (2 goals, 14 groundballs.) need to pour on the points until their teammates can slow down the oppositions scoring if they want a “W”.

JUDGE (1-2)

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The Bulldogs start a three game home-stand to close out March beginning with a game Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. versus Ridgeline and a game Friday at 5:30 p.m. versus Davis. Sophia Bartlit (5 goals, 5 groundballs), Hannah Hilton (5 goals) and Tara Aguirre (2 goals) are getting all the point so far. But we should see some other players light up the scoreboard this week.

WEST (0-2)

Panthers have a busy week starting off at Woods Cross Tuesday at 5:00 p.m., then two home games Thursday at 5pm as Lehi makes the trip up and 5:30 p.m. Friday as Viewmont comes calling. Lexie Bingman (4 goals, 7 groundballs) and Liliane Morath (3 goals, 52% draw controls) will get a chance on the road for a much needed “W”.

VIEWMONT (2-1) 

The Vikings should plunder and pillage in both games this week on the road. First up, Skyline Wednesday at 5:00 p.m., then West on Friday at 5:30 p.m. Danni Westerman(16 goals, 20 groundballs, 70% draw controls). Kenadee Hatch (9 goals, 7 assists, 14 groundballs) and Halie Clark (6 goals, 4 assists, 4 groundballs) are playing well together. Next week will test their mettle.

REGION 3

HERRIMAN (3-0)

A home game versus Weber on Monday at 5:00 p.m. will prove the toughest task thus far for the Mustangs. But with the horsepower provided by Logann Eldredge (12 goals, 6 assists), Aleska Allen(9 goals,10 assists, 8 caused turnovers) and sophomore sensation Maya Lightfoot (12 goals, 7 groundballs) its all green lights and clear roads.

RIVERTON (2-0)

It’s cats and dogs Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. at Brighton when the Silverwolves lead by Annie Swan (7 goals) and Logan Cook( 4 goals, 63% draw controls) try to outpace the Bengals. Alisha Fullmer (2 goals, 10 groundballs, 62% draw controls) could be the knockout punch needed in this one.

JORDAN (2-0)

Beetdiggers travel to Alta Monday at 5:30 p.m. and try to go 3-0 for first time since 2012. They then travel to Pleasant Grove Wednesday for a 5:00 p.m. game. Maya Thayne is perfect on the season shooting 7-7 at the net and teammate Lexi Burns is a perfect 3-3 on the cage and a defensive leader (5 groundballs, 5 caused turnovers) to boot.

COPPER HILLS (1-1)

The Grizzlies will need to “bear” down this week as Lone Peak pulls up to the Den, Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.  They will try to forage a road win at Park City Thursday at 6:15 p.m. McKenna Huber (7 goals, 4 groundballs) will need a sleuth of Grizzlies around her to step up and play lights out to avoid a winless week.

BINGHAM (1-2)

The Miners are at Davis Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. They are fresh off a solid win. Brooke Holiday (8 goals, 10 groundballs ,3 caused turnovers) and Gabriela Anderson (6 goals, 5 groundballs) will need a stingy defense and Abigail Degan (2 goals, 55% draw controls) will need to find a way to control the draw for Bingham to have a chance in this one.

WEST JORDAN(2-0)

The Jags’ head out to play Pleasant Grove Monday at 5:00 p.m. and then are back home Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. to square off against Mountain Crest. Aspen Hunter(11 goal, 3 assits, 5 groundballs) and Cortney Middleton (8 goals, 15 groundballs, 3 caused turnovers, 55% draw control) have been leaned on heavily early and so far responded well.

REGION 4

BRIGHTON(1-1)

Brighton Plays a 5:00 p.m. road game at Riverton Tuesday, then flips around and takes on Weber Thursday 6:15 p.m. at home. Paige Sieverts (5 goals) will need the her team to ambush the Silverwolves and get the streak started.  

ALTA(2-1)

The Hawks open the week Monday at home versus undefeated Jordan  at 5:30 p.m. and close out Friday at Skyline at 5:00 p.m. Peighton Kimble (63% save percentage, 5 groundballs, 1 caused turnover) is able to keep the Hawks in games with stellar net-minding. Alta seems to be getting stronger after early their loss. Majena Horoba (6 goals,6 assists, 6 groundballs) and Marin Lowry (8 goals, 4 groundballs, 50% draw control) keep increasing draw control production weekly and that seems to have gotten the whole team going.

JUAN DIEGO (0-2)

The Soaring Eagle host Park City Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. and then come back Fri. at 7:00 p.m. to take on Waterford.

Alexis Moratalla (5 goals, 5 groundballs, 4 caused turnovers,  61% draw control) is on pace to have a great season and Ryan Stolfa (3 goals, 2 assists, 8 groundballs, 3 caused turnovers) is helping along the way.With just about all players producing it won’t be long until it starts to pay off.

CORNER CANYON(2-1)

The Chargers have a home matchup with Lone Peak Thursday at 5:00 p.m. So far eight different Charger players have contributed goals on the season and Kiah Muramoto leads all with 4. After a blowout win, a big loss, and a hard fought victory it seems the Chargers just need to find the right rhythm.

LEHI(1-0)

The Pioneers take on Timpanogos at home at 5:30 p.m. then head down to West to tangle with the Panthers at 5:00 p.m. Thursday. Lehi welcomed newcomer Box Elder to the league last week with its largest opening day victory in a decade 17-6. Eliza Jorgensen (6 goals, 4 groundballs, 73% draw control) set things off with the double hat trick as teammates Lauren Ackermen and Samantha Smith checked in with four goals a piece. They will need to continue blazing their trail when they travel into Timberwolves country.

WATERFORD(0-2)

The Ravens battle Roy at home against Monday at 5:30 p.m. They then fly the coop and head to Juan Diego Friday at 7:00 p.m. Waterford will need to find a way to score double digits if they want to hang in either game. Jaimeson Meyer(7 goals, 3 assists, 10 groundballs, 4 caused turnovers) and Sarah Child (6 goals, 4 groundballs) will need to do some heavy lifting if the Ravens want a win anytime soon.

REGION 5

LONE PEAK(2-0)

Away and away for the Knights this week. First they go to Copper Hills 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, then they are off to Corner Canyon 5:00 p.m. Thursday

After a classic battle with American Fork, Lone Peak players Skye Rust(7 goals, 4 assists, 4 caused turnovers, 62% draw control) and Brooke Gabraith (6 goals, 2 groundballs, 2 caused turnovers, 72% draw control) are over the moon. But coaches will reel them in and bring them back to earth before an opponent does.

AMERICAN FORK(1-1)

With an away game at Olympus Thursday at 5:00 p.m., American Fork is still looking back and feeling that if they had more time last week they would have beat Lone Peak. Senior leader Anesa Ernst (9 goals, 6 groundballs) and Junior Portia Card (6.50 PPG) have the experience to know how to handle a loss and make it benefit the whole group.

PLEASANT GROVE(2-0)

The Vikings play both games this week at home. First, they face West Jordan on Monday at 5:00 p.m. and then Wednesday against Jordan at 5:00 p.m. All three teams start the week undefeated. Pleasant Grove will need keeper Amy Crawford (60 save percentage) to stand on her head this week if they want to stay unbeaten. Kayla Braithwaite (1 goal, 5 groundballs, 1 caused turnover) and Madi Sulz (5 goals, 3 assists, 55% draw control) will have to lock down their sides of the ball all week and put pressure on the other teams top players.

WASATCH(1-2)

The Wasps take the Hive on the road this week Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Timpview where they look to improve to .500 and try for potentially their best start yet. Shelby Parker (11 goals, 57% draw control) and Elizabeth Dalsing (2 goals,13 groundball, 7 draw control) have been producing all over the field for Wasatch so far this year and the duo could be responsible for getting the team to newfound heights.

TIMPVIEW(2-0)

The Thunderbirds welcome Wasatch Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. then take-off to Roy Friday at 5:00 p.m. Timpview has not started 2-0 in over a decade and that has to have them excited and pumped up this week. Olivia Gallman(8 goals, 2 assists, 4 groundballs) and Amelia Williams (8 goals) are the only Juniors and lead them in scoring so far.

TIMPANOGOS(0-3)

The Timberwolves are at Lehi Monday at 5:30 p.m., then at home Friday at 5:00 p.m. versus Sky View. Monica Chavez (5 goals, 6 groundballs, 69% draw control) and Saige Sorensen (5 goals, 3 groundballs) will need more help at both ends if Timpanogos wants other teams to think they are more bite than their bark.

INDEPENDENT

BOX ELDER(0-3)

Bees play at home at 5:00 p.m. against Sky View Monday in a game they have to feel is a must win. A new program has to feel a ton of pressure to get that first “W”. But players like Sydney Shakespear (5 goals,1 assist) and Amanda Pyatt(4 goals, 1 caused turnover) need to remind teammates they’re successful this year just being here.

RIDGELINE(0-2)

The Riverhawks head to Judge Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in a game that they just need to have fun in and enjoy the great venue. A program in its first year can be frustrating to be apart of as everyone is still learning the ropes so have as much fun as possible learning the game and make it about that. I can tell you right now we think it’s great just having you apart of the league and know you’ll find your stride soon enough.

EARLY SEASON LEAGUE LEADERS

GOALS

1.Danni Westerman 16 (Viewmont)

2.Logann Eldredge 12 (Herriman)

3.Maya Lightfoot 12 (Herriman

ASSIST

1.Aleksa Allen 10 (Herriman)

2.Kenadee Hatch 9 (Viewmount)

3.Logan Eldredge 6 (Herriman) (Tie)

3.Majena Horoba 6 (Alta) (Tie)

3.Rachel Nichols 6 (Roy) (Tie)

3.Anesa Ernst 6 (A.F.) (Tie)

GROUND BALLS

1.Danni Westerman 20 (Viewmount)

2.Mya McCurdy 17 (Herriman)

3.Cortney Middleton 15 (West Jordan)

CAUSED TURNOVERS

1.Aleksa Allen 8 (Herriman)

2.Lexi Burns 5 (West Jordan)

3.Livia Kimche 4 (Park City) (10 tied at No.3. Kimche has done it in fewer games)

SAVE PERCENTAGE (minimum 3 games played)

1.Peighton Kimble 63.41% (Alta)

2.Bethany Enger 53.23% (Wasatch)

3.Kaitlyn Feldman 49.25% (Judge)

 

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