SPRINGVILLE — When teams play the Timpview girls' soccer team, they're going to have to find a way to get through a tough defensive unit. On Tuesday, the T-Bird defense once again was solid as they recorded their fourth straight shutout to beat Springville 2-0 in Region 6 girls' soccer action.
"They get in front of your shots," Springville coach Mikelle Roth said on Timpview's defense. "They don't let you get clean shots on goal, and they always have numbers back."
In the win over the Red Devils, Timpview coach Jim Davis used a lineup of Emily Boshard, Rebecca Wilson, Brooke Gardner, Kristina Nibley and Leslie Grow throughout the game to keep the Springville offense in check.
"That was what kept them in check," Davis said. "I don't know that they had too many good looks on goal. We've really been focusing on defense."
Since a 6-5 loss to Timpanogos on Aug. 21, Timpview has outscored its opponents 12-0.
The T-Bird scoring most of the goals has been junior Candice Clark.
Against Springville she netted her 13th goal of the season in only eight games.
"She picks a target before she pulls the trigger," Davis said on Clark's scoring ability. "She hits quickly and she doesn't take a lot of time setting up her shot. If you watch her she'll glance up and she can just pinpoint it."
Clark's goal came in the 18th minute of the first half. After receiving a pass from Jessica Harmon, she dribbled down the left side of the field before firing a shot that landed
in the right corner of the net.
"You just can't let Candice shoot," Roth said. "She is the best finisher in the region, by far."
Following Clark's goal, Springville had a nice opportunity to tie the game at one in the 24th minute. Crosby Joyner passed the ball to Karissa Henage, who was running toward the goal. But as Henage touched the ball in front of the goal, Timpview goalie Lindsey Freeze came out to make a nice save.
Timpview upped its lead to 2-0 in the 29th minute when Joanne Crowe connected on a 30-yard shot.
"We had a great first half," Davis said.
"It is hard to go down 2-0 like that to Timpview," Roth said. "They were winning those balls and we were always a step behind."
Springville scored a goal in the 65th minute, but the officials called Springville offsides.
In other high school soccer action:
VIEWMONT 3, LAYTON 1: The Vikings jumped out to a 3-0 lead over the Lancers behind Emalee Rodgers' nine saves. She narrowly missed a shutout when Layton's Molli Neilson scored in the final two minutes. Natalie Ellis had two goals and an assist, while Emily Earnshaw had one goal and an assist to pace Viewmont.
WEBER 1, FREMONT 1 (2OT): The Silver Wolves jumped out to a 1-0 halftime lead on a goal by BreAnne Perkes, but the Warriors added a single goal of their own by Meridee Spendlove to force overtime.
DAVIS 2, CLEARFIELD 2 (2OT):Haley Hall and Jessica Griffen each chipped in with a goal as the Falcons earned a tie against the second-ranked Darts.
HILLCREST 5, RIVERTON 1:Rebecca Riddle and Melissa Sorenson each had two goals and Brianna Bush added one as the Huskies rolled over the Silverwolves.
JORDAN 2, BRIGHTON 0: After a defensive battle deadlocked the score at 0-0 in the first half, the Beetdiggers got goals from Erin Fuller and Lacey Christenson in the second half to notch a region victory. Holly Davis posted the shutout with outstanding defensive support from centerback Amber Korb.
BINGHAM 7, COPPER HILLS 0:Jenny Ford had a hat trick in the Miners' win over the Grizzlies. Alyssa VanderVeur, LaChere Angalin, Megan Berrett and Priscilla Stewart each added one goal.
ALTA 11, WEST JORDAN 0:Katie Fellows poured in four goals, while Candace Gagon and Allison Martino each added two in the easy victory for No. 1 Alta.
SKYLINE 4, HUNTER 0:Ali Haymond had a hat trick and McCall Smith was perfect in front of the net as the Eagles defeated the Wolverines 4-0. Haily Bird rounded out the scoring for Skyline.
COTTONWOOD 9, GRANGER 0:Lindsay Lauro notched two goals, while seven other Colts' recorded one in the shutout victory.
TAYLORSVILLE 2, KEARNS 1: The Warriors posted their first victory of the season over the Cougars after jumping out to a 2-1 halftime lead and winning a defensive battle in the second half. Kendree Camham and Whitney Brown scored for Taylorsville, while Sheena Meek scored for Kearns.
BONNEVILLE 5, ROY 2: Freshman Jessie Baddley had a hat-trick for the second-ranked Lakers. Ciara Florence and Jessica Thompson each added a score.
SKY VIEW 4, BOX ELDER 0: In a game played in an intense downpour, the Bobcats defeated the Bees. Trisha Cardon had two goals and Jamilin Anderson posted the shutout. Hayley Hansen and Christina Pitcher both added single goals in the win.
MOUNTAIN CREST 3, LOGAN 0: The Mustangs improved to 5-0-1 thanks to goals from Katie Brower, Kim Crosbie and Naomi Felix.
BOUNTIFUL 1, WOODS CROSS 0 (OT):Andra Hansen scored a golden goal on an assist by Shay Bryant to lead the Braves past the Wildcats in an important Region 5 game. Keeper Kelli Allred preserved the shutout.
WEST 6, CYPRUS 0:Laurel Ghoshroy recorded a hat-trick in leading the Panthers to the easy win over the Pirates.
HIGHLAND 1, MURRAY 0 (OT):Cat Hak scored on an 18-foot left footer five minutes into overtime as the Rams handed the Spartans a tough loss. Amy Edman and Lindsay Redd split time at keeper to secure the shutout.
PAYSON 1, AMERICAN FORK 0:Robyn Peterson notched the game's only goal in the first half, and Lions' goalie Kira Lazenby made it stand up.
PROVO 4, SPANISH FORK 1: The Bulldogs only led 2-1 at the half over the Dons but dominated the game throughout to post a victory and improve their region record to 1-1. Jana Van Wagoner had two goals while Cami Brimhall and Marisa Mix each added scores. Melanie Orton scored in the loss.
MOUNTAIN VIEW 3, PLEASANT GROVE 1: The Bruins needed two second-half goals to edge the much-improved Vikings. Erin Salmon led Mountain View with two goals, while Erin Glazier tallied P.G.'s goal.
TIMPANOGOS 1, LONE PEAK 0:Julianne Thurman scored the lone goal in a defensive battle that saw the Timberwolves defeat the Knights. Sutton Cherrington posted the shutout and Shantae Adams had and assist for Timpanogos.
DELTA 4, GRAND 0: Goals by Jamie Finlinson, Jill Anderson, Ashlyn Petersen and Erin Tophan were enough to propel the Rabbits to the win.
LEHI 4, CARBON 0:DeAnna Goodman, Becky Pulham, Jessica Smith and Lacey Kleinman all tallied goals as the Pioneers blanked the Dinos.
PARK CITY 2, WASATCH 0: A typical well-fought match between Wasatch and Park City was scoreless after one half, but goals by Stevie Thurin and Kelly Isleib notched the victory for the Miners in the second half. Alex Phillips recorded the shutout.
JUDGE MEMORIAL 20, GRANITE 0: The Bulldogs jumped out to an 11-0 halftime lead and added nine more in the second to beat up on the Farmers. Kato Mayeda scored four times while Hadley Bowers, Jesse Reimer and Erin Terry each notched hat-tricks.
UINTAH 4, UNION 1:Breanna Hansen led the way with two goals and Alisha Merkley and Sara Cushing each had one as the Utes picked up the region win.
BEAR RIVER 1, TOOELE 0: The Bears scored a second-half goal by Ashlee Warner to defeat the White Buffalo in region action. Whiney Shaffer was perfect at goal for Bear River.
OGDEN 9, MORGAN 0:Cassie Batinich's hat-trick was more than enough to lead the Tigers past the Trojans.
BEN LOMOND 7, GRANTSVILLE 0: The Scots improved to 2-0 in region play by blanking the Cowboys.
ROWLAND HALL 10, SOUTH SUMMIT 1: The Winged Lion got goals from five players, including four from Erin Anderson, as they blew out the Wildcats. Michelle Stevens picked up the lone goal for South Summit.
WATERFORD 2, JUAN DIEGO 1: Nicole Taylor scored on two breakaways, both in the second half, as the Ravens upset the Soaring Eagle in their Region 14 match.