Recovering from losses can be difficult, regardless of the sport or level. The Viewmont, Wood Cross and Bountiful boys soccer teams have some time off to stew about their recent defeats. Here’s a look at last week’s matches.
After a promising start to the season, the Vikings have now lost three in a row after falling to Davis, 2-0, and to West, 2-1, last week. As Spring break began, Viewmont was in fifth place in Region 2 with a 1-3-1 mark in region play.
The March 28 game at home against Davis started out as a defensive struggle, as neither team could manage to find the back of the net in the first half. However, Davis registered a pair of goals in the second half, and Viewmont’s offense couldn’t penetrate the stout Dart defense in the defeat.
Three days later against West, Viewmont once again had some offensive woes. The team did manage a second-half goal, but it wasn’t enough to overcome West’s two scores.
There are plenty of chances for the Vikings to turn things around. Viewmont still has seven games remaining in the regular season. Last season, the team finished second in Region 2 but advanced through the state tournament to capture the state title. However, Viewmont has already lost as many league games as it did all of last season.
Viewmont’s April 18 game will be played at Granger.
A pair of losses last week ended the Wildcats’ two-game winning streak in Region 5 games. Leading up to its April 14 game at home against Bountiful, the Wildcats are 2-2 in league play and tied for fourth place in region standings. Still, Woods Cross is just a game behind second place Box Elder and Ogden.
Incidentally, those two second-place teams are the two that defeated the Wildcats last week. First, the Wildcats fell to Box Elder 3-0 on March 28. Woods Cross surrendered two first-half goals and couldn’t manage any goals of its own.
The scoreless drought continued three days later at Ogden, as the Wildcats fell by an identical 3-0 score. This time, Woods Cross allowed a pair of goals in the second half after trailing just 1-0 at the break.
Up next for the Wildcats is a date with crosstown rival Bountiful.
Davis evened its season record to 3-3 with a 2-0 win over Viewmont on March 28.
The squads were tied 0-0 at the half before Luke Merrill and Matt Kerre scored goals for the Darts in the second half. Goalkeeper Tanner Kennard recorded his second shutout of the year.
Davis improved its record in Region 2 to 2-1.
Bountiful struggled to put the ball in the net this week with two 4-0 losses to East March 28 and Bonneville March 31.
Against East, the Braves surrendered two goals in each half.
Bountiful gave up four goals in the first half to Bonneville for the losing margin.
The Braves are currently 1-3 in Region 5.