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ULN Dispatch – 03.30.2015

High School
– Congrats to Ty Guzzo (Timpview) and Bergan McArdle (Brighton) for winning the Storm Lacrosse Week 4 Player of the Week award. Be sure to nominate someone for this next week!
IMG_0340– American Fork Chill-Lax Recap (User Submitted)
After one win and one loss at Friday’s Chill-Lax Lacrosse tournament the American Fork Caveman boys high school JV (Freshman & Softmore) team landed in the Silver bracket.  Saturday’s Chill-Lax games began at 8:00 am, American Fork Caveman played Copper Hills Grizzlies.  The game started with a nice goal by Kade Whatcott followed by another goal by Jonathan Squire.  Jacob McNall, Warren Wright, Taylor Mason, Spencer Walker and the combined efforts of goalie Pudge Belliston and the defensive team contributed to a final score of American Fork 11, Copper Hills 1.
Following an exciting brave heart competition the American Fork Caveman played the Alta Hawks.  Brandon Ledkins, Nolan Baird, and Kade Whatcott began the game with three nice goals followed by a sweet dodge and score by Jonathan Squire and Dakota Byington.  Goalie Pudge Bellistion threw a beautiful assist to Taylor Mason for the goal and another assist by Casey Olsen to Taylor Mason for a final score of American Fork 10, Alta 0.
The semi-finals seated American Fork against the Brighton Bengals.  Goalie Pudge Belliston gives American Fork the advantage by fearlessly saving every ball thrown his way throughout the entire game.  LSM (long stick middie) Wes Oveson shows us his speed by once again making a fast break for the goal. Jonathan Squire, Jacob McNall, and Casey Olsen assisted the win with 3 goals for the final score of American Fork 3, to Brighton 2.
In the fourth and final Championship game in the silver bracket of the Chill-Lax tournament American fork played against Fremont.  American Fork had a rough start, and end up down by 2 at half time.  Both teams were exhausted from a long warm day of game after game.  Teamwork and persistence by American Fork assisted in a win with a final score of American Fork 4, Fremont 3.
The entire American Fork Caveman JV team displayed impressive improvements, the plays were solid, passing was great and teamwork and communication on the field was excellent backed by great defense and an unbelievable goalie.  Lead by Coaches Sam Szabo and Zach Devey, the unstoppable American Fork Caveman JV team won the silver bracket of the popular 2015 Chill-Lax tournament for the first time in Chill-Lax history. Congratulations American fork JV team for an amazing day on the Lacrosse field and to the most valuable player Pudge Belliston (goalie).
– Girls, Varsity (3/27/2015) | Lehi Pioneers 12, West Jordan Jaguars 11 (User Submitted)
Leading Scorers: Olivia Morgan (4G – West Jordan), Addie Pearson (6G, 1A  – Lehi)
Goalie Stats: Katelyn Larsen (21S – West Jordan), Tiger Lilly Jasmer (14S – Lehi)
This was the opening game of girls D2 South Conference play for both teams.
West Jordan played host to Lehi on Friday in a girls lacrosse double overtime thriller.  Olivia Morgan scored first for the Lady Jags just over a minute into the game.  She followed it with another goal a few minutes later.  Shea Munger broke the ice for Lehi and Nicole Richins added a goal not long after to tie the game.  A couple minutes later Chantelle Middleton assisted Emma Henderson for the go ahead goal.  Henderson scored another goal a few minutes later to give West Jordan a two goal lead.  Lehi dominated the draw and had more than twice as many shots as West Jordan but Katelyn Larsen proved extremely difficult to score on with nine saves in just the first half. It looked like the Lady Jags would carry a two goal lead into the half but Addie Pearson scored with less than a minute left. On the following draw Pearson got the draw control and fed the ball up field where Munger scored to tie the game.
Bella Waters started the second half with a quick score in the first minute for the Lady Jags and added another goal a few minutes later to put them up by two.  Lehi was relentless on the offensive end but Larsen was stingy in goal and saved the first six shots on goal including three from the free position.  Lehi’s goalie, Tiger Lilly Jasmer, also proved tough to score on and the two goalies combined for 15 saves in the second half.  The two teams battled for the next several minutes as the action went back and forth.  Addie Pearson eventually scored for the Pioneers to close the gap to only a goal and Grace Freeman scored with just over eight minutes left to tie the game.   Soon after, Mia White scored to give the Lady Jags the lead again.  Pearson answered a few minutes later to tie.  With just over a minute left, White struck again in what looked to be the game winner as West Jordan controlled the following draw.  The Pioneers refused to give up and found a way get a turnover.  They charged down the field and Megan Jasmer scored with twelve seconds left to send the game into overtime.
Pearson scored first in the overtime to give the Pioneers their first lead in the game.  The Lady Jags weren’t backing down and less than a minute later Chantelle Middleton responded by scoring from the Free Position with three steps and a well-placed shot in the upper corner.  Not long after, Munger assisted Pearson to retake the leader.  Again the Lady Jags responded and Olivia Morgan scored two goals in less than a minute to put West Jordan ahead again.  Munger and Pearson switched roles and this time Pearson assisted Munger to tie the game with 32 seconds left.  Lehi controlled the following draw and with seconds left West Jordan was called for a penalty and Lehi was awarded a free position.  Larsen wasn’t ready to go home and the Lady Jags goalie once again denied the shot to send the game into sudden death.
Well past gut-check time, both teams continued to battle and did not let up. Both teams had shots from the Free Position and neither goalie allowed a score through the first five minutes and 45 seconds of sudden death overtime.  With 15 seconds left, Pearson was awarded the Free Position.  She found a way to put the ball in the net for her game high sixth goal and the victory for Lehi.  Both teams showed incredible fortitude and that wins have to be earned in the girls D2 South Conference.
– Game Photos: Bonneville v. Weber
– Repetition Lacrosse announced the summer league. Read all the details here.
– There are a couple key match-ups this week. Today, Olympus will host Skyline which is a great Top 10 match-up and rivalry game. Also today, the Lone Peak v. Spanish Fork game could show the state who owns Utah County. Also the Windsor Wizards are in town from Colorado and will take on Waterford today and Herriman on Wednesday.
The main event will be on Wednesday when Corner Canyon travels to play Park City. The Miners recent jumped the Chargers in the standings so this should be an all out great game. Also on Wednesday, Judge and Waterford will continue their storied rivalry.
– Check out the scores from yesterday or see who is playing today.
– Submit your game recap! It’s easy to do. Find out more here. 
– Game Photos: Utah v. Washington State
– On Wednesday, Utah will host Westminster at 7:00pm.
– On Thursday, Utah State will host BYU at 5:30pm.
– On Friday, UVU will head to Boise to face Boise State. BYU will host Simon Fraser at 7:00pm.
– On Saturday, UVU will take on Washington State in Boise.
– On Sunday, Utah will host Simon Fraser at Noon.
– On Tuesday, Utah will host UVU.
– On Friday, Utah will take on Colorado State.
– On Saturday, there will be three games at Westminster. At 11:00am, Westminster will take on Utah State. BYU will then play Colorado State at 12:30 and then Westminster will also take on Colorado State at 3:00pm. Also on Saturday, USU will face Northern Colorado.
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