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Chad’s Corner: Weekly Regional Breakdown

Region 1

Weber (8-1) 

Weber picked up a 15 -4 victory over Riverton this week. Their next game is Thursday, April 26 against Roy at 5:30 p.m. McKell Brown and Sara Della-Pina continue to lead Weber with 26 goals each. Della-Pina also leads Weber with 116 faceoffs taken, sporting a 64.96% win percentage. Sophia Primm leads the team in  points per game, averaging 3.63 PPG and leads the team in assists with 15 on the season.

Roy (7-3)

The Royals are 2-2 so far in April and need to finish strong. On Monday, Lehi came to town and to take on the Royals at Roy High Stadium and left disappointed in a 13-9 Royals win.The team travels to play Weber Thursday, April 26 at 5:30 p.m. Rachel Nichols has scored 19 goals this month and leads her team with 35 goals and 20 assists on the year. Kylee Hodgson is chipping in on the face with 96 taken and 62.73% won. Madalyn DeGarlis cleans up everything else contributing a team high 61 GB’s and 19 caused turnovers.

Davis (6-3)

As of now the Darts are in the second round and host a Division II playoff game. Home games this week could put them at 7-3 before a test with Viewmont on Monday, April 23. Skyline stopped by and played a tight game falling to the Darts 14-13 in a nail biter. On Wednesday the West Panthers make the trip up to Kaysville for a 5:00 p.m. game. The Darts are playing red hot right now riding a 4 game win streak. Aimee Brown seems to be a huge part of the hot streak, Brown has scored 10 goals this month, 6 of which in a shown down with Roy during last weeks 15-10 victory.

Mountain Crest (2-8)

The Mustangs took on Woods Cross on Tuesday and lost 4-16. On Friday, April 27 at 6:45 p.m. they take on Timpanogos. Mountain Crest has been shutout in April going 0-4 since their win against Skyview. Junior Tali Hoth and Sophomore Samantha Hulme lead them 17 goals for Hoth and 16 for Hulme. The Mustangs have some young players who may just need some more experience. Don’t close the door yet they could still squeak out one more W.

Sky View (0-7)

The Bobcats had back-to-back games home and away this week. On Tuesday they faced Wasatch and fell 5-11. They take on Skyline on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Sky View has 4 games left and all are potentially winnable. And that’s what Madison Gardner (15 goals, 7 ground balls) and teammate Lyndsie Thacker (11 goals and 16 ground balls) need to be telling teammates. Goalie Jaycie Atkinson plays above her 40.12% save percentage between the pipes. If she can get enough help the Bobcats will get a win.

Region 2

Park City (8-1) The Miners dropped a home game against Herriman on Tuesday losing 11-12 for the first time since playing American Fork in 2016. They head to Viewmont Thursday, April 26 at 5:00 p.m. Courtney Kaufman seems to be playing better each week a league leader with a 58.57% save percentage between the pipes. Park City is led in scoring by Gabrielle Nixon with 20 goals and 8 assists while teammates Shaye Henderson and Corrine Sullivan both have 15 goals. Kaufman also leads with 9 caused turnovers on the season.

Viewmont (6-4)

The Vikings play at Park City to close out 2018 on Thursday, April 26 at 5:00 p.m. Danni Westerman has 40 goals, 48 ground balls and has taken 153 draws winning 66.67%. Kenadee Hatch has 29 goals, 24 assists, 10 caused turnovers and 43 ground balls. Right now they matchup with Alta in the first round of the Division I playoffs. Win, and they get American Fork. They are right where they want to be. Out of all their losses American Fork was only a one-goal loss.

Woods Cross (6-4)

The Wildcats have gone 3-0 and have outscored opponents by 20 goals. It seems Coach Fisher has her girls dialed in for a Division II championship run. They played Mountain Crest Tuesday, April 24 and saw the Wildcats win 16-4. Their next game is at home against Judge Thursday, April 24 at 5:00 p.m. Catherine Weaver leads her team with 17 goals, 6 assists, 35 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers. Goalie Kinsey Erickson keeps Woods Cross opponents  stymied in the net with a 52.14% save percentage and third on the team with 14 ground balls.

Olympus (4-6) 

The Titans need to stand tough with 2 of 3 games on the road, because it’s all of their remaining games are on the road. On Monday in the Titan’s home finale against Copper Hills they won 15-8. From there it’s off to Waterford Thursday, April 26 at 5:30 p.m. Last year’s Division II champs will be glad to see Riverton as a Division I playoff matchup. It will give Alissa Johnson, who leads them with 31 goals, and teammate Roxanne Crandall (19 goals, 22 ground balls) a chance for sweet revenge for the one goal loss they suffered to the Silverwolves at the start of the season.

West (2-7)

The Panthers play on the road this week at Davis on Wednesday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. West has some chances left to improve on their record and let Lexie Bingman try to build on her team leading 22 goals and 32 ground balls. Or let Leslie Ochoa earn some more caused turnovers and increase her team leading 8 CTO. Either way other teams can expect to have a battle with these cats as they close out their 2018 season.

Judge Memorial (2-8)

Two games left for a good coach to teach a young squad some great lessons. The Bulldogs have an away game this week at Woods Cross on Thursday, April 26 at 5:00 p.m. Sophia Bartlit (22 goals, 21 ground balls, 5 caused turnovers) leads a young group at Judge who can chalk up some losses to youthful inexperience. Coach Kernan knows there’s potential in these pups.

Skyline (1-8)

The Eagles played at Davis Monday, April 23 and lost a tough one 13-14. Next up is Sky View on Wednesday, April 25 at home. Ashlee Roberts leads the team with 15 goals and teammate Beatrice Bridge has chipped-in with 12 and 43 ground balls and adding 10 caused turnovers. Record looks bad but they’ve played six Division I playoff teams. Their other three losses to Division II playoff teams weren’t bad ones, two have been by only by one goal.

 

 

 

 

Region 3

Herriman (9-1)

What do you do after a tough one goal loss? How about beat the next team 21-0 and and then beat a team who hasn’t lost in state since 2016? Logann Eldredge (42 goals, 32 ground balls, 9 caused turnovers) took teammates Aleksa Allen and Maya Lightfoot (25 goals each) up to Park City and pulled off something special. They face Riverton at home Thursday, April 26 at 5:00 p.m.

Jordan (8-2)

Three home games could mean the difference between Division I and Division II for the Beetdiggers. This week Jordan started with a 6-10 loss to Bingham on Mon, April 23. The Beetdiggers hold the last spot in D1 by the slimmest of margins. Paige Williams (22 goals, 7 assists, 56 ground balls, 23 caused turnovers) and her crew of Maya Thayne (17 goals 22 ground balls), Olivia Davis (12 goals) and Emme Laro (13 goals, 47 face off draws won) walk the razor’s edge and need to pile on the points to secure their place with the states top-12.

Riverton (6-2)

The Silverwolves will see some of the state’s top talent on the road this week. And it hasn’t started well. On Monday, April 23, Weber handed them their second loss in a 4-15 defeat. They next play at Herriman Thursday, April 26 at 5:00 p.m. in what will be a playoff type atmosphere. Riverton’s Alisha Fullmer (20 goals 8 assists, 29 ground balls, 11 caused turnovers) alongside Logan Cook (18 goals, 68.82 % draw control) will see D1 playoff competition and teams with winning records from here on out in their bid to creep higher than seventh and a potential Division I second-round match-up with Park City.

West Jordan (6-4)

The Jaguars lost a home game by a score of 5-18 on Tuesday, April 24 against Lone Peak. Cortney Middleton has a team-leading 30 goals, and with 54 ground balls in combination with winning 57.14% out of 168 draws taken can be what gets them by some teams. But it will be Hannah Balle (26 goals, 34 ground balls) and Aspen Hunter (24 goals, 20 ground balls) in addition to the rest of the team playing well that gets them a trophy.

Bingham (6-4)

The Miners record in April has been perfect. They traveled to Jordan Monday, April 23 and picked up a strong 10-6 victory. Bingham is outscoring teams by 40 points in their four April match-ups after scoring 45 total goals in all 6 games in March. Bingham looks to be peaking at the right time. With multiple contributors on a weekly basis, Brooke Holiday leads them with 16 goals and Lindsay Miller gets it done defensively with 12 caused turnovers.

Copper Hills (3-7)

The Grizzlies have had trouble scoring all year until last week’s 14-point blitz over West Jordan. This week they try to keep hammering away at the keepers while taking it on the road. On Monday they fell at Olympus, 8-15.  Their next game is at Juan Diego Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Copper Hills has two 20 goal scorers in Amanda Anderson with 26 and McKenna Huber with 25. They will try to lead them into playoff territory. Goalie Alexis Smith has been dependable stopping the ball. If the stats are right, she is seeing a league leading  258 shots on goal and keeping 46.9% out.

Region 4

Alta (7-2)

Their next game is Thursday, April 26 at Corner Canyon at 5:00 p.m. The Hawks have been flying high, and 89 goals during a 6 game win streak will do that for a team. Coach Sullivan hopes their high octane offense can keep up and close out 2018 with 10 wins. Peighton Kimball has taken advantage of her teams recent scoring and used it to boost her stats in the crease by saving 58.56% of the shots she’s seen so far. Alta is flying high but might be below the radar as a front runner for a title.

Corner Canyon (6-4)

The Chargers opened the week with a road win Tuesday, April 24 at Waterford in a 16-9 victory. They play again Thursday, April 26 at Alta at 5:00 p.m. at home. Madi Andrews has 24 goals and 21 assists to go with eight caused turnovers. 59.26% of the 108 draws she has taken she has won. Sofia Chieco adds 29 ground balls and nine caused turnovers. Right now their strength of schedule gets them into Division I where they are maybe a one and done team. They could be a force in the Division II bracket.

Juan Diego (4-5)

They have a solid chance to move out of Division II’s No. 1 seed and into Division I No. 12 seed. They get to end April with a home game Wed, April 25 against Copper Hills at 7:00 p.m. What’s better? A possible Division II championship or saying your a top 12 program in the state and just make the Division I bracket. Alexis Moratalla (26 goals, 26 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers) along with Ryan Stolfa (15 goals 30 ground balls, 10 caused turnovers, 56 draws won of 95) will just have to wait and see how the cards fall.

Waterford (4-5)

The Ravens play two of their last three games at home. On Tuesday, April 24 against Corner Canyon they lost 9-16. Their next game is Thursday, April 26 versus Olympus at 5:30 p.m. at home. Waterford has to like how things are shaping up in the Division II playoffs. Waterford could get a first-round bye and then a possible match up with a team they beat handily during the regular season. Jaimeson Meyer continues to shoulder the load with 40 goals and 10 assists, 42 ground balls, 14 caused turnovers and taking 119 draws winning 62.

Lehi-W.S.L. (2-4) 

Two games this week for W.S.L. on the road. On Monday, April 23 at Roy they suffered a 9-13 loss. Their next game is at Timpview Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. They are fighting to keep ahold of the last spot in the Division II playoffs. The Pioneers will look to team-scoring leader Eliza Jorgensen with 15 goals, who also has won 60 out of 108 draws to give them the edge they hopefully needed. Goalie Zoe Schwartz has made the transition into the crease after being a field player and saves 43% of the shots taken. Six games left is a half-season and a lot can change for them.

Brighton (1-6)

Not what I’d call a typical year for Brighton as far as wins. The Bengals only win was against Division II’s current No. 1 seeded team Juan Diego. The losses are all against Division I’s top-10 teams. Alyssa Le plays better than 33.11% save percentage shows on paper and leads them with 9 caused turnovers. This week they are on the road on April 25 at American Fork at 5:00 p.m and Friday, April 27 at Skyline 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Region 5

Lone Peak (9-1)

The Knights played West Jordan on the road Tuesday, April 24 and took care of business 18-5. Lone Peak will most likely get 11 wins and keep a first round bye. Skye Rust leads the team with 40 goals. She also has 32 ground balls and 15 caused turnovers. Teammate Monet Winger leads the team with 42 ground balls. Lone Peak probably wants to hang on to their current match up and not see Park City again until the championship game after the Miners handed them their only regular season loss thus far.

American Fork (8-1)

Huge win last week on the road at Herriman is a boost of confidence just in time for May. Not much keeping American Fork from winning out as I see it. Three of their four games left are at home and an eleven-win season is happening. Anesa Ernst leads her team and the league with 57 goals scored. Her teammate Portia Card leads her team and league as well with 31 assists, and has also added 24 goals. Goalie Sierra Savage  post a 44.95% save percentage and leads them with 25 ground balls. Their next game is on April 25 at home against Brighton.

Pleasant Grove (5-5)

Their three-game win-streak was snapped on Monday, April 23 at American Fork in a 3-16 loss. Their next game on Wednesday, April 25 at Bingham at 5:30 p.m. will be a test also. Pleasant Grove will really need goalie Amy Crawford (43.94% save percentage) to be on point and top scorers Abbey Kerr (22 goals), Madi Sulz (18 goals) and Paityn Hamilton (14 goals 24 ground balls, 9 caused turnovers) to be facilitators and keep the ball bouncing around the offensive end to finish April.

Timpview (3-6)

The Thunderbirds have their last home game Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. Timpview is hanging on to the No. 10 seed in the Division II playoffs and with  two 20-goal producers on the season in Amelia Williams (22 goals) and Olivia Gallman (20 goals) and a solid goalie in Isabel Dorton (46.40% save percentage) they can play above the 3-6 record the have posted so far this year come playoff time.

Timpanogos (3-8)

The Timberwolves are sitting just behind Lehi for the last spot in Division II. The Pioneers have five games left to wait and see about. The Timberwolves started at home Tuesday, April 24 and lost to a surging Alta Hawks team 3-17. They travel to Mountain Crest on Friday, April 27 at 6:45 p.m. and will try to get back on track. Saige Sorensen (29 goals, 25 ground balls) and Monica Chavez (26 goals, 28 ground balls) will have to wait and see what other teams do to find what fate has in store as far as playoffs this year are concerned.

Wasatch (4-6)

Parker Shelby (20 goals 18 ground balls) and Keeper Bethany Enger (47.21% save percentage) will take the hive on the road for the rest of 2018. They got it started off right on Tuesday, April 24 at Sky View when they won their fourth game of 2018, 11-5. They are most likely out of postseason contention. Wasatch still has a great chance to keep increasing the win column and end on a high note.

Independents

Box Elder Bees

The Bees get back to business this week with two games on Wednesday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m against Ridgeline on the road, and then at home on Friday, April 27 against West Jordan at 5:00 p.m. The Bees can pick up an extra few wins before the end of the season. Players Laura Wood (13 Goals) and Emma Wright (3 goals, 20 ground balls) will keep the Bees fighting until the final whistle.

Ridgeline (1-8) 

The River Hawks got the monkey off their back with a win 10-7 win last week over Mountain Crest. This week they have two home games. First up, it’s fellow newcomer Box Elder on Wednesday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m. Then, they square up with Timpview on Friday, April 27 at 5:00 p.m. Ridgeline is lead in scoring by freshman Belle Quiggle with 10 goals and junior McCall Davis 7. This squad can look forward to having core players building a brand and helping influence the team for a few years to come.

Scoring Leaders

Goals

1. 57 Anesa Ernst American Fork

2. 44 Logann Eldredge Herriman

3. 40 Jaimeson Meyer

4. 40 Danni Westerman

5. 40 Skye Rust Lone Peak

Assists

1. 31 Portia Card American Fork

2. 24 Kenadee Hatch Viewmount

3. 23 Skye Rust Viewmount

4. 22 Aleska Allen Herriman

5. 21 Maddi Andrews Corner Canyon

Defensive Leaders

Ground Balls

1. 61 Madalyn DeGarlis Roy

2. 52 Paige Williams Jordan

3. 54 Courtney Middleton West Jordan

4. 48 Danni Westerman Viewmount

5. 47 Kylee Hodgson Roy

 

 

Caused Turnovers

1. 24 Aleksa Allen Herriman

2. 23 Paige Williams Jordan

3. 20 Haley Phelps Viewmonnt

4. 19  Madalyn DeGarlais Roy

5. 18 Kylee Hodgson Roy

 

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