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Lehi's Ben Rogers, left, and Northridge's Mike Snoy pursue the ball in a nonregion game.

Lehi’s Ben Rogers, left, and Northridge’s Mike Snoy pursue the ball in a nonregion game.

Stuart Johnson, Deseret Morning News

LEHI — Northridge's 2-0 win over Lehi on Monday served a purpose for each team.

Knights coach Rich Callister knows his team doesn't play well after a bye week, which it would have had without scheduling the nonregion game. Meanwhile, Lehi was looking for a team to help prepare it for the 3A state tournament that begins on Friday.

"This is as good as any practice we could give them," Callister said.

Added Lehi coach Michael Corbett: "We didn't want a gimmie. I wouldn't have scheduled a 5A school if I didn't think they were going to come out and show us how to play. It's good to see a quick team and a good passing team. Hopefully this is an eye-opener."

Nick Miller scored quickly for Northridge, in the fourth minute, when he fired from inside the 18 past Lehi goalie Gary Glodowski.

The Knights continued to control possession and increased its lead to 2-0 in the 27th minute on a goal from Parker Kennah — Kennah's first of the year.

"In the first half we were unselfish and played as a team and pretty much controlled the tempo of he game," Callister said. "I think Lehi was a little intimated. They are not used to playing a big 5A school. They had to change their style a little bit."

In the second half, Callister said he was not pleased with his team's play.

"We got a little selfish in the second half and tried to do too much dribbling," he said. "I thought Lehi did a much better job of controlling the tempo. They stepped up and played more physical."

Although Lehi may have played a better second half it was unable to put any balls in the back of the net, thanks to a stingy Northridge defense.

Lehi enters Friday's state tournament as the No. 2 seed from Region 8.

The Pioneers tied with Delta for the Region 8 title but lost a coin toss.

In other prep games Monday:



DELTA 9, WASATCH ACADEMY 1: Delta clinched a tie for first in Region 8 behind hat tricks from Zach Nelson and Kurt Lindstrom. Delta tied with Lehi but receives the No. 1 seed via coin flip.


PARK CITY 1, WASATCH 0: Reid Baker buried a cross from Emmett Moffett midway through the second half as the Miners capped an unbeaten season (13-0-3). Rock Christeson earned the shutout for Park City, which already had clinched the region championship. Wasatch will go into the state tournament as the No. 3 seed.



BINGHAM 11, COPPER HILLS 5: Mike Williams drove in four runs and scored three times for the Miners.


CYPRUS 12, WEST 4: Tyler Jones went 3-for-5 with a double and a home run. Jones also earned the win, pitching seven innings. Chris Gilbert contributed to the win, going 2-for-4 with four RBIs.

OLYMPUS 3, HIGHLAND 1: Anthony Pressley struck out 12 Highland batters on his way to the complete-game win. Olympus' Zack Zabrowksi went 2-for-3 from the plate with two RBIs.

MURRAY 12, EAST 2: Four Murray batters each went 2-for-3 from the plate. including pitcher Adam McDougal, who had a double. McDougal pitched five strong innings, allowing just two runs.

BOUNTIFUL 13, WOODS CROSS 1: The Braves' Mike Wright blasted two home runs — including a grand slam — and Chase Christensen added another homer and the pitching victory in the five-inning road win.


GRANTSVILLE 7, TOOELE 3: Pitcher Derek Erickson earned the complete-game win with 11 strikeouts. Marcus Hamatake went 2-for-3 with three RBIs. A.J. Nunley led Tooele with two RBIs and two hits.


GUNNISON 24, SOUTH SUMMIT 0: Braeden Reed pitched four strong innings, striking out seven, on his way to the no-hitter. Gunnison scored 12 runs in the second inning and 10 in the third to win big over South Summit.

LONE PEAK 8, TAYLORSVILLE 5: Braden Walker and Devin Cahoon each had two hits, while teammates Pat Baily and Matt Bezzant added two RBIs each, to pace the Lone Peak offense over Taylorsville.



MURRAY 12, CYPRUS 0: The Spartans' Brittany Parker held the Pirates to one hit in the five-inning game, with Whitney Holmes contributing a home run and Keshia Catten going 4-for-4 with 2 RBIs.


EMERY 4, DELTA 1: Courtni Jensen's sixth-inning triple scored three runs to give Emery the lead and the eventual win. Jensen went 2-for-2 with three RBIs and one run scored. Pitcher Jerica Jensen earned the win, allowing one run on three hits.


GRANITE 19, PARK CITY 8: Amy Broadbent pounded Park City both from the plate and the mound. Broadbent struck out seven Miner batters, earning the complete-game win. Broadbent also went 3-for-4 from the plate with two RBIs. Park City's Ellie Yagi went 3-for-4 with a home run to lead the Miner offense.





NORTH SUMMIT 15, ROWLAND HALL 5: Stephanie Hamilton and Angie Seright combined for the two-hitter in the win over Rowland Hall. Amanda Robinson tripled and drove in two runs.


ROY 10, WEBER 2: Roy scored eight runs in the top of the fourth inning to open up a lead and cruise to the win. Kelsey Fowers, Lyndsey Knudsen and Kayla George each had three hits to lead the Royal offense.