LEHI — Scoring quickly is beginning to become a routine for the Lehi boys soccer team. On Wednesday, the Pioneers tallied two goals in the first six minutes en route to a 5-1 Region 8 win over Carbon. Earlier in the year, they dropped three goals in 12 minutes on Granite.
The success continues to come for Lehi despite missing five starters due to injury. Lehi's top two scorers, Trevor Smith and Mason Rose are out with a sprained ankle and pulled muscle.
There was a point in the game where Lehi coach Michael Corbett had four freshmen and several reserves on the field at one time.
But Corbett never saw a drop-off in production from his reserves when they entered the game.
"We have good quality players," the Lehi coach said. "Guys came in that don't usually play and played well."
Sophomore Brooks Royall led the Lehi attack by scoring one goal and dishing out two assists.
Royall scored in the fifth minute on a breakaway pass from Rick Christofferson. Royall then returned the favor and fed Christofferson on a header less then a minute later to give Lehi a 2-0 lead.
"Rick always does a great job for us," Corbett said.
Lehi added one more first half goal at the 26th minute thanks to a left-footed kick by Dan Gray. Lehi goalie Gary Glodowski assisted Gray's goal.
Todd Palmer scored Carbon's only goal in the 27th minute.
Freshman Zach Bullock added a goal in the 45th minute on thanks to an assist by Andy Chamberlain. Once Lehi had a comfortable 4-1 lead Glodowski was sent to play in the field where he scored his teams final goal in the 60th minute.
Although Lehi is 5-0-1, Corbett still isn't sure if his team has been tested yet.
"We weren't able to schedule games with the normal powerhouses in the preseason," Corbett said. "I think our record is a little deceptive."
Lehi's only test came when they tied 2-2 with Springville last week.
In Region 8, Delta and North Sanpete look to be the teams that will challenge Lehi for the Region 8 title. Lehi will be at North Sanpete on Friday then host Delta next week.
In order for Lehi to have an opportunity at winning region, Corbett will need solid play from Christofferson and Trevor Smith on offense.
Glodowski and Dan Gray will anchor the Lehi defensive attack. Corbett calls Glodowski one of the best goalies in the state.
In other games Wednesday:
WOODS CROSS 5, WEST 0:Drew Fisher recorded two goals and B.J. Thomas picked up a shutout to give the Wildcats the win in their opening Region 5 game.
DELTA 3, GRAND 1:Zach Nelson scored two of his three goals in the final nine minutes as Delta knocked off the Red Devils. Grand's Patrick Peterson tied the game with an 80th minute goal, only to see Nelson spoil it.
MOUNTAIN CREST 4, MORGAN 0:Alex Miller, Matt Davidson, Jake Bassett and Jeremy Larsen all scored first-half goals in leading the Mustangs to a shutout victory over the Trojans.
UINTAH 2, GRANGER 1:Daniel Hyde scored two second half goals in leading the Utes to the nonregion road victory over the Lancers.
BOX ELDER 2, PAYSON 1:Adam Bywater recorded a goal and an assist, and Matt Frandsen also scored as the Bees improved to 3-1 with the win over the Lions.
BONNEVILLE 1, OGDEN 0:Scott Lewis' 50th minute goal was all the Lakers needed to edge the Tigers in a battle of county rivals. Scott Klema earned the shutout as Bonneville improved to 2-1.
OREM 3, SPRINGVILLE 0: Two goals from Alex Williams, and one from Kai Kamoe paced the Tigers past the Devils. Brandon Mann earned the shutout for Orem.
LONE PEAK 5, KEARNS 0: The Knights improved to 4-0-0 on the season by blanking the Cougars as Taylor Payne earned the shutout.
WASATCH 2, PROVO 0: In his first start of the season, Jordan Smith scored on an assist from sweeper Kyle Tanner as the Wasps blanked the Bulldogs to improve to 3-0-2.
GRANTSVILLE 1, WENDOVER 0: Grantsville's Ben Smith put back Kyle Copeland's shot on goal in the final five minutes to defeat Wendover. Cowboy goalkeeper Tim Williamson recorded the shutout.
BEN LOMOND 2, ST. JOSEPH 1 (OT):Francisco Arellano converted a breakaway goal in overtime to give the Scots a close win over the Jayhawks.
WEST JORDAN 3, COTTONWOOD 0: Sean Rogers' hat trick propelled the Jaguars past the Colts for the shutout victory. Mike Lefever earned the clean sheet for West Jordan.