“We had opportunities,” said Bountiful coach Lou Plank. “We didn’t take advantage of them. It was one of those days.”
East opened the scoring but Bountiful’s Hannah Marble teamed up with Paige Hunt to knot the game at 1-1 for the halftime break.
The second half East outscored Bountiful 3-1 to take the game and tighten the knot around the Region 6 title.
Bountiful’s second half goal was scored by Maddie McConkie as Marble picked up her second assist of the day.
With two games remaining, East has 27 points, followed by Bountiful in second with 18 points and Woods Cross at third with 15.
If the state tournament were to start today, the Lady Braves would have the second position out of Region 6 and still host two games with the chance to advance to the state semi-finals without having to leave the friendly confines of Millcreek Junior High’s field.
Woods Cross plays at East Thursday and even a Wildcat win wouldn’t change the front leading East High status, but it could make for an interesting last week of the regular season between the Cats and Bountiful.
“We are still in a pretty good spot,” Marble, one of the Bountiful captains said. “We like to play at home and in front of our fans and we’ll work on some things to get ready.”
Marble thinks keeping intense and focused throughout the entire game is something she and her teammates will work to become better at.
“We just need to stay mentally tough for the entire game,” Marble said. “We’ll do it. This is a good group of teammates and I have confidence in them and our coaches.”