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2ND-RANKED WILDCATS FINALLY WIN IN OVERTIME

Just when Woods Cross coach Kevin Rigby and his stubborn Wildcat team thought they had seen enough of overtime games, along came the Leopards of East.

Although it was Woods Cross that had to battle back to tie the game in regulation, East refused to die against the second-ranked Wildcats by forcing the game into two shootouts before falling 2-1 at Sunnyside Park Tuesday.The win for Woods Cross was its first overtime victory in three tries with earlier heartbreak losses in the preseason against 5A schools Brighton and West Jordan.

Despite the dramatic ending, reaching overtime was almost avoided by East, which held a 1-0 lead until the 77th minute of the game. Leopard halfback Meredith Lake sped past WX goalkeeper Jenny Waldron to make it 1-0.

From there Woods Cross began to build an attack but could not outpace East stopper Becky Hull, who made a brilliant defensive show against the Wildcats.

"I almost thought we cooked our own goose with their first goal," Rigby said. "We had pressure but were unable to finish the shots." One finished shot was good enough for Rigby as sophomore Katie Langdon headed a loose corner kick by Shannon Webb into the East net.

East escaped the Wildcats' shooting barrage in overtime to force the game into a shootout. Goalkeepers Waldron and Sara Delozier of East supplied the thrills with the first round ending in a 3-3 deadlock.

In the sudden-death round, both squads sent five different players to the penalty line to end the Region 7 deadlock. Once again Waldron and Delozier stepped up with five combined blocks before Wildcat Vicki Brooks shot the final goal.

"A good goalkeeper always loves shootouts," Rigby said, "and Jenny really loves them."

Region 1

Bonneville 2, Layton 1

At Bonneville, fullback Anne Sadler scored off a Holly Williams corner kick and Christy Cottrell added another shot for the Lakers in their second straight win in region play. Bonneville now stands at 2-2 in Region 1.

Northridge 4, Roy 3

At Roy, the Knights gave Roy its first region loss with two goals from Jamie Jones in a game that went back and forth on offense for both teams. Both teams now stand at 3-1 in region behind Weber.

Fremont 4, Clearfield 2

At Fremont, the Silver Foxes grabbed their first region win with Mindy Pulver hitting two goals in the first half. Fremont's offensive backfield also made a drive with goals by defender Mindy Ropeletto and stopper Cheree Herrick.

Region 2

Davis 4, Bountiful 0

At Bountiful, the Darts pulled off the upset of the day as Megan Jensen fired two goals along with scores by Heidi Merrill and Heather Bosso. Davis's solid defensive backfield held the Braves to only six shots on goal compared to their own 21.

Viewmont 8, Highland 0

At Highland, the reigning 5A champions moved to 2-0 in region competition as eight different Viking players each had goals against the Rams. Kristel Whitten recorded a second shutout for Viewmont in the goal.

Skyline 10, Cottonwood 0

At Skyline, striker Mondis Ariazand notched three goals for the Eagles while Kelly Duckworth and Jane Marshall each added two apiece. The win marks the second consecutive shutout for Skyline in Region 2.

Region 5

Ben Lomond 1, Box Elder 0

At Ben Lomond, the Scots escaped a scare from the Bees to stay undefeated in Region 5. Brooke Greenfield hit the only goal off an assist from Jodie Pullman. Goalkeeper Sarah Ridley picked up her third-straight shutout for the Scots.

Logan 3, Mountain Crest 1

At Logan, Sally Gobel, Brooke Jones and Debbie Huber all shot goals for the Grizzlies who led 2-0 at halftime. Jenny Miller hit the second-half goal for the Mustangs who are now tied in region with Logan and Sky View with a 3-1 record.

Ogden 4, Bear River

At Ogden, Janine Williams scored twice and Kami Warner and Gina Henderson also added goals to seal the Tigers' first region win. 'Keeper Amber Smith notched the shutout for Ogden.

Region 6

Judge Memorial 2, Murray 1

At Judge, Murray jumped to a 1-0 halftime lead before going silent against the solid Bulldog defensive backfield. Katie Sticinsky added a goal and assist for Judge along with another goal by Jean Stuyvesant.

Jordan 7, Granite 0

At Granite, 'Digger forward Tawni Epperson made Jordan's first region game a scoring fest with four goals while Vicki Thomas hit another. Jordan fullback Mandy Stahl stepped out of the backfield to hit two goals and three assists.

Region 7

Olympus 13, Cyprus 0

At Cyprus, Tara McNeil continued her scoring rage for the No. 1-ranked Titans with her four goals. Alayna Cromar and Jenny Simmons both added two more for Oly. Emily Cardwell got the shutout for the 6-0-1 Titans.

Region 8

Timpview 7, Pleasant Grove 0

At Pleasant Grove, T-Bird goalie Susy McClellan held the Vikings scoreless to help Timpview remain undefeated in region play. Janice Bateman shot the hat trick for Timpview, and Abby Hawkins added two more.

Springville 1, Provo 0

At Provo, with less than 10 minutes in the game, the Red Devils pulled off a dramatic win when Rachel Harvey tossed a flip throw to Katie Smith, who headed it to Crystal Childs for the lone goal. Springville remains tied for first in Region 8 with Timpview.

Payson 6, Spanish Fork 0

At Payson, forward Amber Ryan picked up the hat trick with accompanying goals by Katie Dobsky, Jennifer Silcox and Lora King. Andy Hooper got the shutout for the Lions now 1-2 in Region 8.

Non-region games

Lehi 7, Tooele 0

At Lehi, Pioneer goalkeeper Abby Kolowich held Tooele away from the nets as forward Melisa Beck hit three goals against the 4A Buffaloes.