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Power Rankings: Girls High School — Week 7

Welcome to the Utah Girls High School Power Rankings! This week saw little shake-up at the top as the season is drawing to a close. At this point, Park City and Herriman appear to be the front-runners. Will they meet up again in the playoffs in a rematch of last year’s state championship? Only time will tell.

Utah Girls High School Power Rankings

  1. (RPI-1, SOS-1) Park City (9-0) – Park City beat Viewmont last week 16-7 to keep their perfect season alive.  The Miners were once again efficient, scoring 16 goals on just 21 shots (76% shooting percentage).  Park City also secured 16 of the 25 draws (64% draw percentage). The Miners then faced Waterford on Tuesday, winning 16-6, and will be at Lone Peak on Thursday.
  2. (RPI-2, SOS-3) Herriman (9-1) – Herriman did not play last week.  The rest of the league can only hope that a week off has cooled off the Mustangs.  Since their loss to Park City on March 21st, Herriman has won their next five games by a combined score of 91-15.  Herriman beat Bingham Tuesday night 16-4.  They will play at Woods Cross on Friday.
  3. (RPI-4, SOS-13) American Fork (8-1) – American Fork picked up two wins last week against their Utah County foes.  The Lady Caveman beat Timpview 16-6 and Timpanogos 21-4. Portia Card had a huge week as she scored 11 goals and 5 assists in her two games.  She also won 26 out of 29 draws during the week. American Fork will host Corner Canyon on Monday and then travel to play Viewmont on Wednesday in what should be a great matchup.
  4. (RPI-5, SOS-14) Riverton (7-1) – Riverton enjoyed Spring Break last week.  They will pick things up this week as they play at Olympus on Wednesday and at Jordan on Friday.
  5. (RPI-6, SOS 12) Viewmont (7-2) – Viewmont picked up a big win last Monday defeating Lone Peak 16-9, but then the Vikings fell to Park City 16-7 last Thursday.  Micala Harris had a great week for Viewmont as she scored 7 goals on 9 shots. Four of her goals came against a great Park City defense.  Viewmont will host American Fork on Wednesday in what should be a fantastic game.
  6. (RPI-3, SOS 10) Waterford (7-2) – Waterford held off Juan Diego 15-11 last week.  Jaimeson Meyer, Sarah Child, and Sophia Taylor continue to lead the Ravens in goals, but it was freshman Madeline Larkins who was impressive with her third goal of the season and has yet to miss a shot.  Larkins also secured 3 ground balls against Juan Diego. Waterford had their work cut out for them against Park City, losing 16-6. They will host Lehi on Friday.
  7. (RPI-7, SOS-7) Bingham (5-3) – Bingham faced Herriman on Tuesday, losing 16-4.  The Miners will be tested as they play Herriman on Tuesday. Bingham has two strong goalies who have split time most of the season.  Paige Barney has a 56% save percentage (33 saves on 59 shots on goal) while Beverley Jones has a 52% save percentage (26 saves on 50 shots on goal).
  8. (RPI-10, SOS 6) Olympus (5-4) – Olympus defeated Davis 14-4 last week.  Tatum Meier came up big on the draw as she won 14 out of 18 draws (78%).  Olympus has two big games this week as they travel to play Alta on Monday and then host Riverton on Wednesday which will be the Titans senior night.
  9. (RPI-13, SOS-2) Corner Canyon (4-5) – Corner Canyon picked up their biggest win of the season last week as they defeated Lone Peak 8-7.  Goalie Ella Cheminant proved to be the difference-maker as she saved 9 of the 16 shots on goal (56% save percentage).  Madison Andrews also came up big as she scored a team high 3 goals in the game. Corner Canyon will try to build off this win as they play their rivals, Alta, on Thursday.
  10. (RPI-12, SOS 8) Lone Peak (4-4) – Lone Peak defeated Jordan 15-6 last week.  Sadie Christensen had a break out game as she scored 4 goals, 2 assists, and 8 ground balls.  Goalie Jessica Van Woerkom had a great game as well as she saved 9 of 15 shots for a 60% save percentage.  Lone Peak will play two tough opponents this week as they travel to Viewmont on Monday and host Corner Canyon on Wednesday.
  11. (RPI-8, SOS-4) Alta (4-3) – Alta defeated Brighton 10-9 in a game that went down to the wire.  Majena Horoba led the Hawks with 3 goals on 4 shots. Alta will host Olympus on Monday and Corner Canyon on Thursday.
  12. (RPI-15, SOS-9) Juan Diego (5-5) – Juan Diego competed, but was not able to pull off the upset as they lost to Waterford 15-11.  Gabby Horner and Alexis Moratalla both scored 4 goals apiece in the game. Juan Diego played at Copper Hills on Tuesday, winning 17-4 and will play against Skyline on Thursday.
  13. (RPI-9, SOS-15) Brighton (6-3) – Brighton lost a tough matchup against Alta 10-9 but bounced back with a 14-4 victory over Davis.  Against Davis, Brighton Goalie Alyssa Le had her best game of the year as she had 7 saves on 11 shots on goal for a 64% save percentage.  Brighton will play Woods Cross on Wednesday for their senior night.
  14. (RPI-11, SOS-18) Skyline (6-3) – Skyline defeated Pleasant Grove 17-12 last week in a high scoring matchup.  The Eagles Ashlee Roberts and Maci Thom led the way with 5 goals apiece. Thom also had 4 assists in the matchup.  Skyline beat West Jordan on on the road on Tuesday, 17-8, and then will play at Juan Diego on Thursday.
  15. (RPI-21, SOS-4) Jordan (2-5) – Jordan was able to snap their 5 game losing streak as they defeated Lehi 10-6.  The Beetdiggers will host Weber on Wednesday and Riverton on Friday.
  16. (RPI-18, SOS 24) Lehi (6-4) – Lehi lost to Jordan, but was able to get a win over Fremont 15-4 on their senior night.  After being held scoreless against Jordan, Eliza Jorgensen had a huge game against Fremont as she scored 6 goals on only 7 shots.  Lehi will play at Waterford on Friday.
  17. (RPI-17, SOS-22) Pleasant Grove (6-4) – Pleasant Grove won a close game against Timpanogos 9-7 and then fell to Skyline 17-12 last week.  Adelyn Berg came up big in the game against Timpanogos as she scored 4 goals and had 4 ground balls. Pleasant Grove will play Lone Peak on Monday.
  18. (RPI-16, SOS-27) Timpview (6-3) – Timpview lost to American Fork 16-6 and defeated Woods Cross 15-4.  Olivia Gallman came up big for the T-Birds as she scored 7 goals and 5 assists in her two games.  Timpview will play Davis on Monday and then have their senior night against Timpanogos on Thursday.
  19. (RPI-20, SOS-19) Weber (3-4) – Weber defeated Ridgeline 14-1 last week.  Hannah Rands scored 4 goals and had 4 assists to lead the Warriors.  Weber will play Jordan on Wednesday and Mountain Crest on Friday.
  20. (RPI-25, SOS 17) Davis (3-6) – Davis was defeated by Olympus and Brighton last week by identical scores, 14-4.  Sophomore Sam Wilkes added two more goals last week as she leads her team with 17 total goals.  Davis will travel to play at West on Wednesday.
  21. (RPI-19, SOS-11) Copper Hills (3-7) – Copper Hills lost to Juan Diego, 17-4. Senior Payton Keller and Sophomore Allie Reiser leads their team in goals and ground balls.  Keller has scored 24 goals and picked up 20 ground balls on the season while Reiser has scored 10 goals and has 31 ground balls.
  22. (RPI-14, SOS-30) West (7-2) – West defeated Woods Cross 9-5 and Mountain Crest 7-6 last week to improve their record to 7-2.  The only thing holding West back from jumping up the rankings is their strength of schedule which ranks 30th (out of 33 teams).   Lexie Bingham is carrying the offensive load for the Panthers as she has scored 35 goals on the season including 6 goals last week.  West will play Davis on Wednesday in what will be a big game for both programs.
  23. (RPI-23, SOS-16) West Jordan (3-7) – West Jordan lost to Skyline 17-8. The Jaguars are led by seniors Aspen Hunter with 32 goals and 12 assists on the season, and Camille Henderson with 29 goals and 2 assists.  West Jordan will play Ridgeline on Thursday.
  24. (RPI-24, SOS 25) Timpanogos (4-6) – Timpanogos played 3 games last week, losing to Pleasant Grove 9-7, losing to American Fork 21-4, and picking up a big win over Sky View 4-2.  Standout player, McCall Dunn does a little bit of everything for her team. She is leading Timpanogos in Goals, Assists, Ground Balls, Caused Turnovers, and Draw Controls.  Timpanogos will play West on Monday and finish their season at Timpview on Thursday.
  25. (RPI-26, SOS-33) Sky View (5-4) – Sky View defeated Ridgeline 16-6 and Wasatch 12-6 last week before falling to Timpanogos 4-2.  Midfielder Madison Gardner had a breakout week as she scored 8 goals, picked up 8 ground balls, and collected 9 draw controls in Sky View’s two wins.  Sky View then beat Box Elder on Tuesday 15-3 and will host Fremont on Thursday.
  26. (RPI-27, SOS-26) Wasatch (3-6) – Wasatch picked up two big wins last week as they defeated Box Elder 14-8 and Mountain Crest 12-3.  Sophomore Sara Livingstone had a big game against Wasatch as she scored 5 goals and an assist. Also having big games was goalie Bethany Enger who had 11 saves on 22 shots on goal (50% save percentage) in her two games last week.  Wasatch will next play Judge Memorial on Wednesday.
  27. (RPI-30, SOS-28) Judge Memorial (2-6) – Judge Memorial  defeated Box Elder last week to give the Bulldogs their second win of the season.  Sophia Bartlit scored 6 goals against Box Elder. Judge Memorial will host Wasatch on Wednesday and travel to Roy on Friday.
  28. (RPI-22, SOS-32) Fremont (5-3) – Fremont lost to Lehi last week 15-4.  Madalyn DeGarlais and Kylee Hodgson continue to lead Fremont’s scoring attack as they have combined to score 55 of Fremont’s 67 goals on the season.  Fremont hosted Roy on Tuesday, a game which they won 8-7, and travel to Sky View on Thursday.
  29. (RPI-28, SOS-23) Roy (2-7) – Roy faced Fremont, losing 7-8. Junior Rachel Nichols leads Roy with 18 goals on the season despite missing a game earlier this season.  Roy will play at Fremont on Tuesday and host Judge on Friday.
  30. (RPI-29, SOS-21) Mountain Crest (2-8) – Mountain Crest was defeated by West 6-7 and lost to Wasatch 13-3.  Tali Hoth had a great week as she scored 5 goals and had an assist for the Mustangs.  Mountain Crest faced Ridgeline on Tuesday and won 12-5. They face Weber on Friday.
  31. (RPI-32, SOS-29) Box Elder (1-11) – Box Elder picked up their first win of the season and just their 4th win in the two-year program’s history as they defeated Ridgeline 17-10.  Box Elder also played Wasatch and was defeated 14-8. Laura Wood was instrumental as she scored 9 goals and had an assist last week.  Box Elder will finished their season against Sky View on Tuesday, losing 15-3.
  32. (RPI-31, SOS-20) Woods Cross (0-9) – Woods Cross lost to West 9-5 and Timpview 15-4.  Samantha Atwood scored 4 goals and had 12 ground balls for the week.  Woods Cross will play at Brighton on Wednesday and Herriman on Friday.
  33. (RPI-33, SOS-31) Ridgeline (0-8) – Ridgeline lost to Sky View 16-6, Weber 14-1, Box Elder 17-10 and Mountain Crest 12-5. They are still looking for their first win of the season as they take on West Jordan on Thursday.

Editor’s Note: Included in the Girls High School Power Rankings, you will find each team’s Rating Percentage Index (RPI). Utah Girls Lacrosse will determine the seedings for playoffs by the teams RPI ranking. Please go to the UTGL Standings page for a full explanation of the RPI.  Also included in this week’s ranking is each team’s Strength of Schedule (SOS), which is based on the power rankings of the team’s opponents so far this season.

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West’s Lexie Bingman (Photo: Betsey Bowen / Utah Lacrosse News)

Stat of the Week – 35 goals for Lexie Bingman (West).  Bingman has increased her scoring each year from two goals as a freshman, 5 goals as a sophomore, and then 28 total goals last season as a junior.  Bingman has matched her three previous seasons goals combined, with two more games to play. Bingman is currently tied for 5th in the league in goals this season.  With Bingman running the offense, and a much improved defense and goalie play, West has gone from not winning a game in 2017, winning 3 games last year, and now has 8 wins this season.

Team of the Week – With their big victory over Lone Peak, Corner Canyon is this week’s team of the week.  Goalie Ella Cheminant kept Lone Peak at bay as she had 9 saves on 16 shots on goal. Corner Canyon modest 4-5 record is largely due to their strength of schedule which is ranked second in the league.  

 

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