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Davis Tops Judge For First Conference Win of Season

Davis Darts 'D'On a crisp evening where you could see the storms blowing in, Davis traveled down to face off against fellow Division I opponent Judge at Judge Memorial High School. Davis would walk away with the much needed win of 12-9.
Judge started the game out fast. After winning the initial face-off, Gabe Rechsteiner drove across the top of the midfield then spun and stung a low to high shot past Davis goalie Spencer Scovel.  Davis though would respond quickly with two goals of their own. The first goal was made when  Davis midfielder Kyle Sheehan snagged a rebound off the post and found Caden Beyer behind the defense for the 1/1 goal against Judge goalie Johnny Garlinghouse.  Judge would bring the score back to 2-2 when Davis had two defenders run into each other, and Judge midfielder Zach Gill took the ball, avoided the help defense, and found the back of the net.  Davis would answer right back when Zachary Jarvis grabbed a ground ball out of a scrum and found Beyer behind the defense again for the goal. A minute later Davis goalie Scovel made an amazing save on the doorstep and cleared the ball out to Landon Malais who took it down for the score to extend Davis’s lead 4-2. Judge responded quickly on a fast break of their own when midfielder Ethan Shaw picked off a Davis pass and found attackman Douglas Gosselin for the fast break goal. Davis and Judge would trade one more goal each with Judge finishing the quarter on a dodge from X and score with only one second left in the quarter.
In the second quarter both teams traded long possessions that ate up a lot of time on the clock with both coaches calling time outs to try and create something for their offenses. Judge would finally find the goal when Shaw fed Rechsteiner who fired an outside rip in a man up attack at the 4:18 mark to allow Judge to tie the game 5-5.  Just a minute later, Davis would respond with two goals to end the half when Kyle Gee scored a man down goal after splitting his defense and driving it right to goal.  Just before half Davis midlfielder Beyer grabbed a groundball and dumped it past the goalie to give Davis a 7-5 lead going into halftime.
After long possessions to start the second half and many failed clears, midfield Beyer would help Davis extend their lead when he drove to the goal and shot through multiple defenders to give Davis an 8-5 advantage. Judge would respond quickly as they tried to not let the game get out of reach when attackman Gosselin found midfielder  Daniel Voytovich for the low to low rip past Davis keeper Scovel for the goal. Davis however continued to pull away when Tyler Green grabbed a ground ball, lost his defender, and beat the goalie one on one. Davis attackman Gee would add two of his own goals back to back when he bounced a shot past the goalie as he drove through the middle of the defense and then on a fast break Beyer found Gee who composed himself while being hit by the goalie Galringhouse to lay it into the goal to give Davis an 11-6 lead.  Judge would answer back one more time when Rechsteiter ripped a shot in just before the end of the 3rd quarter.
The fourth quarter Davis controlled very long possessions as they tried to end the game with a big lead.  Judge finally scored when Voytovich found the back of the net with 7:14 left in the game. Davis would score one more time when Green found midfielder Boston Faiser cutting through the Judge defense for the shot and goal. Judge tried to make a comeback time and again but faltered due to great pressure from the Davis defense. Finally, with about a minute left Judge made a goal when Voytovich found Rechsteiner for the off ball hip shot to bring the score within three, but that is how the game would end after Davis was able to control the rest of the game and leave Salt Lake City with the 12-9 victory.
Davis Head Coach Trevor Yocom was please with his team’s performance and said, “I was very excited; we got a lot more ground balls and moved the ball well today. I thought we played very well today.”
Davis and Judge will both have to wait until after their spring breaks to play again with Davis playing Herriman on April 3rd and Judge facing off against Syracuse on April 4th.

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