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Strong Third Quarter Leads Davis to Win Over Riverton

Davis Darts 'D'The Davis Darts traveled to South Jordan Thursday afternoon to take on Riverton during the Silverwolves’ Senior Night. This was the first time in the team’s history that players were able to play under the lights at Riverton High School. The evening was cool and a bit breezy, but otherwise clear. Throughout the game both teams played hard with teach team going on scoring runs. But it simply came down to a strong third quarter that gave the Darts the edge they needed to come out on top with a 23 to 14 win.
Davis wasted no time when the opening whistle blew. The Darts scored their first goal very quickly after the opening faceoff. Almost immediately after the following faceoff Davis had scored again. Riverton was able to get their first possession of the ball and score fairly quickly as well. Over the next few minutes, however, Davis went of a four-goal streak, giving them a five point lead.
The Riverton coaching staff decided it was time for a timeout to kill the momentum. The strategy worked and the Silverwolves immediately changed the pace of the game, turning it right back around with several goals of their own. By the end of the first Davis held a 7 to 5 lead.
“We started off well,” commented Davis Head Coach Trevor Yocom. “Offense was moving. Transition play was moving. [Riverton] fought back well.”
As the second quarter began, Riverton clearly was not going to allow Davis to make another run. The Silverwolves started the quarter off with the first two goals, bringing it to a tie at 7. Both goals came during a man-up situation within the same non-releasable penalty. Davis answered back with two of their own and scoring continued back-and-forth for the remainder of the half and the Darts held on to an 11-9 lead.
Just as the Darts had begun the first half, so they did the second. With fire in their sticks, the Darts went on another four-goal run. Davis defense was clearly playing a different game as Riverton was only allowed one goal in the quarter. The Darts went on to score three more, putting them up 18 to 10.
“In the second half,” continued Yocom, “we were able to calm down and play defense the way we should and control the ball better.”
The fourth quarter proved to be more like the first and second. Davis opened the scoring, followed by two from Riverton. Throughout the rest of the game the two teams took turns scoring. The Darts scored the final two goals, giving them the 23-14 win over the Silverwolves.
Said Coach Yocom, “I’m gonna call out my LSM McKay Brown, a sophomore, had two assists. As an LSM he runs the field and hustles his butt off. He is impressive.”
Game Highlights
: Plenty of players stood out for the Darts. There were, however, three clear scoring leaders. Midfielder Caden Beyer scored six unassisted goals. Attackmen Kyle Sheehan and Kyle Gee each scored five goals and one assist. The combined scores of these three players could have won Davis the game.
Riverton: The Silverwolves also had a lot of team contribution with three outstanding offensive players of their own. Attackman Zac Tueller picked up five goals and one assist. Attackman Alexander Matheson had three goals and an assist of his own. Midfielder Ian Elson scored two goals and two assists.
Without less than 24 hours to rest, Davis will move on to play at No. 7 Bingham. Looking forward to the game, Coach Yocom stated, “The guys have gotta get ready for Bingham because Marshall [Kay] will definitely, they bring it every time.”
Riverton is set to play another game under the lights on April 28th at Herriman.

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