OREM — For the first time in school history, there is excitement among the Timpanogos girls' soccer team. Prior to this year, the T-Wolves had never had a winning record or made the state tournament.
This year they are on track to do both following their 4-2 win over Mountain View on Thursday in Region 7 action. The win was the first ever over the Bruins.
Since a season-opening loss to Brighton, Timpanogos has reeled off five straight wins.
After losing to the Bruins by double-digit scores over the years, the Timpanogos sidelines were buzzing following Thursday's win.
"It's Mountain View," Timpanogos forward Shantae Adams said. "Even if they lost a lot of players, Mountain View is always the team to beat. Hopefully we'll get to the point that Timpanogos is going to be the team to beat. That is what we are working for."
Only two games into Region 7 play, the T-Wolves (2-0 in region) have set themselves up as a team to contend with. No other team is undefeated in the region.
One of the keys to Timpanogos' success this year is the ability of many different players have to step up and score.
Against Mountain View, four different players scored goals.
"We have freshmen scoring, forwards scoring, midfielders scoring and outside wings scoring," Timpanogos coach Natalyn Lewis said. "That just makes a very difficult offense for somebody else to try and position defense against."
Timpanogos jumped off to a quick start as it scored two quick goals in the first 10 minutes.
Adams put Timpanogos on top 1-0 in the sixth minute when she curved a ball into the right side of the net. Staci Barthalamew put the T-Wolves on top 2-0 in minute 10 when she booted in a ball off a corner kick from Adams.
Mountain View came back and scored in the 12th and 16th minutes to tie the game at two. Natalie Graham scored the first Bruin goal when she raced past Timpanogos goalie Sutton Cherrington. Erin Salmon then headed in a ball off a corner kick to tie the game.
Timpanogos jumped back on top 3-2 just before halftime when Julie Hegerhorst took a few dribbles and fired a shot 20 yards out.
The game was put of reach in the 62nd minute when Stephanie Garner curled in a 25-yard free kick near the end line.
Mountain View had opportunities throughout the game to score, but three shots bounced off the top of the crossbar.
"I am just has happy as I can be," Lewis said. "I don't know if I can be more pleased. We spent yesterday working on individual responsibilities and every single player on our team did what she was asked to do." -->
In other games Thursday,
VIEWMONT 1, WEBER 0: Nicole Ball scored the only goal of the game in the first half and Viewmont held off Weber behind the defense of Jena Roberts and goalkeeping of Emalee Rogers.
LAYTON 3, CLEARFIELD 0: The Lancers scored all their goals in the first half to defeat the Falcons. Michelle Miller, Molli Nelson and Wendy Stratford each had a goal in the win.
FREMONT 2, NORTHRIDGE 0: Tara Yates and Krislyn Wallace scored for Fremont and Christy Peterson recorded a shutout as the Silver Wolves beat Northridge 2-0 Thursday.
ALTA 9, HILLCREST 0: The Huskies kept it close in the first half but couldn't overcome the strength of the Hawks in what proved to be a blowout win for Alta. Seven different Hawks scored led by two each from Katie Fellows and Katie Larkin. Lindsey Tanner had the shutout.
WEST JORDAN 3, COPPER HILLS 2: In a battle of winless teams, the Jaguars defeated the Grizzlies. Stefanie Colunga had two goals to pace West Jordan while Emily Hatch added a single score. Tiva Harash and Chalise Taylor each scored in the loss.
JORDAN 4, RIVERTON 0: Four different Beetdiggers scored in a shutout over the Silverwolves. Holly Davis and Cindy Wolsey split time at keeper in the win.
KEARNS 3, HUNTER 0: The Cougars jumped out to a 3-0 halftime lead and played great defense throughout to defeat the Wolverines. Kilee Quigley had two goals while Sarah Scott was perfect at keeper. Sheena Meek rounded out the scoring.
TAYLORSVILLE 11, GRANGER 0: Jamie Hansen scored four goals as Taylorsville blanked Granger 11-0 Thursday. Katie Daniels and Wendy McMillian combined in goal for the shutout. Whitney Brown and Kendree Canham had two goals each and Jessica Syphus, Mahasti Islami and Lexi Jones also had goals for Taylorsville.
COTTONWOOD 1, SKYLINE 0: The Colts' Marli Martin scored on a corner kick assisted by Marty Anderson late in the game to get a well-fought victory over the Eagles.
LOGAN 1, BONNEVILLE 0: The Grizzlies handed the Lakers their first loss of the season behind a single goal from Lindsay Nuttall. Megan Johnson had the shutout.
ROY 0, SKY VIEW 0 (2OT): Roy and Sky View battled to a scoreless draw.
MOUNTAIN CREST 3, BOX ELDER 2: Kim Crosbie scored the game winner with no time on the clock as the Mustangs overcame a 2-0 halftime deficit to remain undefeated.
BOUNTIFUL 7, CYPRUS 0: The Braves defeated the Pirates to remain undefeated in region play.
EAST 5, HIGHLAND 2: Sarah Butler and Katie Reineke each had two goals to lead the Leopards to a win over the Rams. Cat Hak and Sarah Lewis each scored in the loss.
WOODS CROSS 2, WEST 0: Woods Cross goal keeper Haley Andersen recorded her fifth shutout of the season as freshman Cassidy Christensen and sophomore Abby Robinson scored for the Wildcats.
SPRINGVILLE 3, AMERICAN FORK 0: The Red Devils got goals from Jamie Hatfield, Crosby Joyner and Jessica Collette in securing the victory. Kiley Carter posted her first shutout in goal.
PAYSON 1, PROVO 1 (OT): Payson and Provo battle to a 1-1 tie Thursday in Region 6 action. Robin Peterson scored Payson's lone goal and Jenna Davis scored Provo's.
TIMPVIEW 9, SPANISH FORK 0: Timpview scored four goals in the first half and five goals in the second blanking Spanish Fork 9-0 Thursday. Lindsey Freeze had the shutout.
NORTH SANPETE 6, GRAND 0: Char Anderson scored four times and Lacey Johnson was perfect at keeper as the Hawks beat up on the Red Devils.
CANYON VIEW 3, SNOW CANYON 2: The Falcons came from behind and scored the game winner with 10 minutes remaining to defeat the Warriors. Donielle Mucci scored twice while Josie Grandbois notched a single goal.
DIXIE 3, HURRICANE 1: Dixie's Lexie Elton and Catherin Spilker scored second-half goals and Erin McClean had a first-half goal as the Flyers beat Hurricane Thursday.
CEDAR 1, PINE VIEW 0: Behind 30 saves in goal by Tarah Williams, the Redmen defeated the Panthers. Anne Westwood had the lone goal.
WASATCH 10, GRANITE 0: Five different Wasps scored, led by a hat trick from Kidist Kennard in a big win over the Farmers. Jennifer Walton had 20 saves in the loss.
JUDGE MEMORIAL 12, UNION 0: Kato Mayeda had four goals to bring her season total to 17 as the Bulldogs shut out the Cougars to remain undefeated in region play. Asha Richardson added a hat trick while Melanie Hopkins was perfect at keeper.
BEN LOMOND 3, BEAR RIVER 0:
MORGAN 5, GRANTSVILLE 0: The Trojans got goals from five different players, including goalie Karen Long to shutout the Cowboys. Long and Hillarie Waller were perfect in front of the net.
WATERFORD 6, ST. JOSEPH 0: The Ravens shutout the Jayhawks behind four goals from Nicole Taylor and two from Jessie Sorenson. Jessica Hercules posted the shutout.
JUAN DIEGO 11, SOUTH SUMMIT 0: The Soaring Eagle laid it on early and often as they beat up on the Wildcats. Taryn Vitacca and Lindsey Padjen scored hat tricks while Mary Rosenbery and sisters Megan and Maddie Maldanado played flawless defensive for the victors by not allowing a single shot.