BOUNTIFUL -- Viewmont ran into a roadblock on their way to winning the North A region in the state lacrosse season, namely Olympus. In a battle for the league title, the Titans travelled to Bountiful and beat the Vikes on their home turf 8-6. The loss snapped the Vikes' nine-game winning streak just before the lacrosse playoffs start this week. By being the second place seed the Vikes earned a first-round bye and will host a playoff game at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Hopefully by then Viewmont can work out the kinks in the offense. Although the Vikes scored on five of their seven shot attempts, they had a difficult time getting clean looks that they didn't fumble or hit the crossbar. "We just couldn't put up numbers," said Viewmont coach Chase Nye. "It was a rough game. We just weren't finishing." Olympus didn't have such offensive problems early in the game, as they jumped out to a 4-0 lead by the end of the first quarter.
The lead was especially surprising because the Viewmont defense has been one of the stingiest in the state throughout the season.
The Vikes were consistently getting beat on their rides early in the contest and had a difficult time clearing the ball against an Olympus team that is conversely one of the most potent offenses in the state.
"Their offense is really good and it took us a while to learn how to stop it," Nye said.
After the initial offensive explosion the Vikes defense settled down and they won the remaining three quarters. They closed the lead to 8-6 in the final period, but were unable to get any closer.
Tyler Clay had two goals for the Vikes, who are eagerly anticipating who they will play on Saturday.