WASHINGTON TERRACE — Soccer coaches preach it over and over. They emphasize how dangerous and important it is to play great soccer the first and last five minutes of each half, and especially the five minutes after a goal. After seeing the way Tuesday's game went, coaches are right. Bonneville capitalized in each of those situations and despite playing in a steady downpour, cruised to a 5-2 victory over Roy.
In just the fifth minute, Ciara Florence gave Bonneville the early lead. She went up higher than everyone around her on a cross from a corner kick and headed home the opening goal. But a goal in the first five minutes is just what a coach does and does not want. The Royals, to their credit, evened the score in the 26th minute on a goal from Jaime Zogmaister after a nice through-ball from Erin Pilkington. The problem that kept arising for the Royals was the five minutes that all coaches stress as the danger time.
Five minutes after Roy evened the score, Jessica Thompson took a cross from Tara Wright and put the ball in the back of the net. Wright had another assist just five minutes later (which, incidentally, was in the 36th minute and within five minutes of halftime) to Jessie Baddley, and the Lakers had a 3-1 lead they would take to the half.
The second half continued right where the first half ended. The Royals came out excited and full of energy. Just one minute into the second half, they worked the ball up the wing,, where they found Pilkington who took a long range shot. Because of the heavy rain, the ball got through the keeper and found the goal. Roy had narrowed the gap to 3-2. Again Bonneville answered. Just two minutes after the Royals scored, freshman Jessie Baddley gathered the ball about 40 yards from the net and made a nifty run, weaving through the Royals' defense before hammering home a shot. Baddley would score one more to complete her true hat trick in the 79th minute on an assist by Jessica Thompson and complete the 5-2 score.
"I thought we weathered some literal storms out there. They scored a goal, and we would answer right back," said Lakers' coach Mike Hickman. One of the reasons Bonneville was able to answer right back after each Royal attack was the combination of Thompson and Baddley. "It's like Stockton to Malone. Thompson holds the middle and passes the ball, and Baddley finishes it.
"They are both great players that have accepted their roles, and they make a great combo," said Hickman of his two stars. Baddley is only a freshman and Thompson a junior, so teams will have to deal with this duo for a couple of years.
The Lakers kept their undefeated season alive. Hickman feels there is one key to their vast improvement over last year. "They need to realize their hard work is what brought their success and not get caught up in all the hype," the coach said. "They should just continue working hard, and the games will take care of themselves."
In other soccer games Tuesday:
VIEWMONT 3, LAYTON 1: The Vikings jumped out to a 3-0 lead over the Lancers behind EmaleeRodgers nine saves who narrowly missed a shutout when Layton's MolliNeilson scored in the final two minutes. NatalieEllis had two goals and an assist while EmilyEarnshaw 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 BreAnnePerkes, but the Warriors added a single goal of their own by MerideeSpendlove to force overtime where the teams then battled to a tie.
DAVIS 2, CLEARFIELD 2 (2OT):HaleyHall and JessicaGriffen each chipped in with a goal as the Falcons earned a tie against the second-ranked Darts.
HILLCREST 5, RIVERTON 1:RebeccaRiddle and MelissaSorenson each had two goals and BriannaBush one as the Huskies rolled over the Silverwolves.
JORDAN 2, BRIGHTON 0: After a defensive battled deadlocked the score at 0-0 in the first half, the Beetdiggers got goals from ErinFuller and LaceyChristenson in the second half to notch a region victory. HollyDavis posted the shutout with outstanding defensive support from centerback AmberKorb.
BINGHAM 7, COPPER HILLS 0:JennyFord had a hat trick in the Miners' win over the Grizzlies. AlyssaVanderVeur, LaChereAngalin, MeganBerrett and PriscillaStewart each added one goal.
ALTA 11, WEST JORDAN 0:KatieFellows poured in four goals, while CandaceGagon and AllisonMartino each added two in the easy victory for No. 1 Alta.
SKYLINE 4, HUNTER 0: Ali Haymond had a hat-trick and McCallSmith was perfect in front of the net as the Eagles defeated the Wolverines 4-0. HailyBird rounded out the scoring for Skyline.
COTTONWOOD 9, GRANGER 0:LindsayLauro 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. KendreeCamham and WhitneyBrown scored in the victory while SheenaMeek had a goal in the loss.
SKY VIEW 4, BOX ELDER 0: In a game played in an intense downpour, the Bobcats defeated the Bees 4-0. TrishaCardon had two goals and JamilinAnderson posted the shutout. HayleyHansen and ChristinaPitcher both added single goals in the win.
MOUNTAIN CREST 3, LOGAN 0: The Mustangs improved to 5-0-1 thanks to goals from KatieBrower, KimCrosbie and NaomiFelix.
BOUNTIFUL 1, WOODS CROSS 0 (OT):AndraHansen scored a golden goal on an assist by ShayBryant to lead the Braves past the Wildcats in an important Region 5 game. Keeper KelliAllred preserved the shutout.
EAST 3, OLYMPUS 1: SarahButler, AmeliaStoker and KatieReineke all scored second-half goals to lead the Leopards past the Titans in a cold, rainy game under the lights.
WEST 6, CYPRUS 0:LaurelGhoshroy recorded a hat-trick in leading the Panthers to the easy win over the Pirates.
HIGHLAND 1, MURRAY 0 (OT):CatHak scored on an 18-foot left footer five minutes into overtime as the Rams handed the Spartans a tough loss. AmyEdman and LindsayRedd split time at keeper to secure the shutout.
TIMPVIEW 2, SPRINGVILLE 0:CandiceClark and JoanneCrowe each tallied goals as the T-Birds blanked the Devils to improve to 2-0 in league play.
PAYSON 1, AMERICAN FORK 0:RobynPeterson notched the game's only goal in the first half, and Lions' goalie KiraLazenby 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. JanaVanWagoner had two goals while CamiBrimhall and MarisaMix each added scores. MelanieOrton 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 ErinGlazier tallied P.G.'s goal.
TIMPANOGOS 1, LONE PEAK 0:JulianneThurman scored the lone goal in a defensive battle that saw the Timberwolves defeat the Knights 1-0. SuttonCherrington posted the shutout and ShantaeAdams had and assist for Timpanogos.
DELTA 4, GRAND 0: Goals by JamieFinlinson, JillAnderson, AshlynPetersen and ErinTophan were enough to propel the Rabbits to the win.
LEHI 4, CARBON 0:DeAnnaGoodman, BeckyPulham, JessicaSmith and LaceyKleinman all tallied goals as the Pioneers blanked the Dinos.
HURRICANE 1, CANYON VIEW 0:AngelPrince scored in the 71st minute to lead the Tigers to a slim victory over the Falcons.
DIXIE 3, PINE VIEW 2 (2OT): The Flyers and Panthers lived up to the rivalry hype. Tied at the end of the first and second half, it took until 51 seconds left in 2OT for Dixie to escape with the win. LexieElton scored the game winner to bring her game total to two as Dixie remained undefeated in region play.
SNOW CANYON 3, CEDAR 1:TerraMoyers, ShannaJackson and NicoleMonson each scored a goal. Warriors' defense held Cedar to single digits in shots.
PARK CITY 2, WASATCH 0: A typical well fought match between Wasatch and ParkCity was scoreless after one half of play but goals by StevieThurin and KellyIsleib notched the victory for the Miners in the second half. AlexPhillips 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. KatoMayeda scored four times while HadleyBowers, JesseReimer and ErinTerry each notched hat tricks.
UINTAH 4, UNION 1: Breanna Hansen led the way with two goals and AlishaMerkley and SaraCushing each had one as the Utes picked up the region win.
BEAR RIVER 1, TOOELE 0: The Bears scored a second half goal by AshleeWarner to defeat the Buffaloes in region action. WhitneyShaffer was perfect at goal for Bear River.
OGDEN 9, MORGAN 0:CassieBatinich'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 5 players, including four from ErinAnderson as they blew out the Wildcats. MichelleStevens picked up the lone goal for South Summit.
WATERFORD 2, JUAN DIEGO 1:NicoleTaylor scored on two breakaways both in the second half as the Ravens upset the Soaring Eagle in their Region 14 match.