PROVO — Playing their best games in the last half of the season has been a common mark of Timpview girls soccer coach Jim Davis' teams. This year's team should be no different.
After struggling through the preseason and the first half of region play, the Thunderbirds' 4-2 win at crosstown rival Provo showed a team that has matured drastically in the last month and should be a dangerous opponent in the coming weeks.
"Nice progression in little increments at a time," said Davis. "They've been getting better every game. They've been fun to watch."
Timpview overcame an early deficit and had two unanswered second-half goals on the way to its second win in region play.
Trailing 2-1 late in the first half, the T-Birds got a huge boost when Natalie Sudweeks scored the equalizing goal on a long pass from Camy Carman. The score came in the 38th minute and seemed to give Davis' team a big boost going into the second half.
"It's frustrating going down," said Davis. "We were playing well and had a lot of chances and weren't putting the away. It's always good to get one right before halftime. It changed the game, especially being an equalizer."
In the 46th minute Timpview took the lead when Kellie Woodfield sent a long through ball to Carman, who tapped the ball just past the goalkeeper into the far corner.
The T-Birds turned up the pressure on offense and in the 51st minute caught a break when Provo was called for a hand ball in the penalty box.
Aubrey Reeves sent the penalty kick into the right side of the net for the insurance goal and the Bulldogs were never able to recover.
"We were a little unlucky as region got started," said Davis. "The position we're at right now, we're playing pretty well."
Timpview scored first on a shot by Woodfield in the ninth minute. Provo goalkeeper Kristen Chambers got caught out of position after leaving her line to chase a ball down and Woodfield had an easy look into an empty net.
Provo struck back fast in the 16th minute when Vayla Mitchell bumped a pass to Amber Wadsworth who sent a shot into the far corner.
Wadsworth, a freshman, scored again in the 30th minute after making a tackle at midfield and dribbling in for a one-on-one shot.
The victory marked the first time this season Timpview has won consecutive games. Provo has now lost three of its last four games and has fallen out of the region race.
In other prep soccer action Thursday:
TIMPANOGOS 4, PLEASANT GROVE 0:Karley Nelson scored two goals, Jessica Nelson and Stacey Bartholomew each scored one, and goalie Nicole Moore recorded the shutout for the Timberwolves. Halfway into the match, Timpanogos head coach Jenni Viernes had to go to the hospital to give birth.
LONE PEAK 4, AMERICAN FORK 1: The Knights were able to spread the offense with Jessie Hale, Lauren Hair, Mikala Wilkes and Becca Hofheins each scoring goals in the victory. Adrienne Schneider scored for American Fork.
OREM 3, LEHI 1: After a scoreless tie at halftime, the Tigers broke the game open in the second half for the victory over the Pioneers. Anne Shallenberger scored two goals and Kaitlyn Thomas added another for Orem. Alyssa Hill scored for Lehi.
SPRINGVILLE 7, PAYSON 0: The Red Devils were led by Crosby Joyner, who scored two goals, as they blanked the Lions for a region victory. Sydney Hamilton, Rachel Fischer, Karissa Henage, Heather Hatfield and Jessica Rodgers each added a goal for Springville. Three goalies split time to earn the shutout.
NORTHRIDGE 7, LAYTON 0:Kelsie Ehlers and Niki Fernandes each scored two goals for the Knights. Celsy Adams, Nichole Hansen and Alyssa Toomey each scored one goal for Northridge.
VIEWMONT 2, CLEARFIELD 1:Erin Dailey scored Viewmont's first goal at the 70-minute mark to tie it and Kathelyn Keddington added the game-winner for the Vikings. Nicole Moore scored the goal for the Falcons.
BRIGHTON 3, SKYLINE 1:Jessica Ringwood, Missy Davis and Lindsey Smart scored for the Bengals as they beat Skyline on the road in a Region 2 contest.
ALTA 11, TAYLORSVILLE 0: The Hawks had seven different players with assists as they blanked the Warriors. Goalkeepers Amanda Condie and Hailee DeYoung combined for the shutout. Stephanie Lowery scored three goals while Megan Ohai and Callie Clark scored two apiece for Alta.
HILLCREST 2, JORDAN 0: Led by their sweeper, Holly Smith, the Huskies shut out the Beetdiggers. Rebecca Riddle and Nicole Lynch scored for Hillcrest while keeper Kelsie Akre recorded the shutout.
BINGHAM 2, COPPER HILLS 0: The Miners were able to score quickly in each half to take the momentum and earn the victory over the Grizzlies. Carly Kalas and LaChere Anglin each scored one goal each and goalie Crystal Weldon earned the shutout.
RIVERTON 9, KEARNS 0:Terri Huntington dominated the game in goal, picking up the shutout for the Silverwolves. Shelby Ostler led the offense with two goals and seven other players had a goal apiece.
WEST JORDAN 3, HUNTER 2: The Jaguars notched their first win behind Kelsi Rivera's hat trick and some great defense by sweeper Liz Pearce and goalie Lauren Waite.
SKY VIEW 3, BONNEVILLE 0:Lindsey Nielsen picked up her sixth shutout of the year as the Bobcats beat the Lakers. Hillary Housely, Deek Anderson and Nicole Archibald scored for Skyview.
MOUNTAIN CREST 9, ROY 0: The Mustangs' goalie, Taylor Wilson, recorded the shutout against the Royals. Erika Mourtinsen led the Mountain Crest scorers with three goals. Kim Olsen had three assists.
WOODS CROSS 8, BOX ELDER 0:Kelly Robinson had a hat trick and Kassidy Christensen added two more goals as the Wildcats blanked the Bees. Abby Robinson, Andrea Dixon and Sarah Edwards each added goals for Woods Cross. Keeper Haley Andersen recorded the shutout.
COTTONWOOD 3, HIGHLAND 1: Behind great play from the defense, the Colts were able to hold off the Rams for the victory. Stefani Shiozaki, Kelsie Egan and Canada Clawson each scored goals for Cottonwood. Katie Van Wagoner scored for Highland.
EAST 7, CYPRUS 1:Jane Philipps scored two goals, and Jane Nelson, Jenny Cheng, Maggie Schmidt, Anna Rieneke and Jen Gardiner each scored one for the Leapords. The Pirates' Kirstie Henriod scored her team's only goal.
OLYMPUS 5, WEST 1:Molly Shaw scored two goals while Diane Tempest, Rachel Perkins and Madison Spears had one apiece for the Titans. Barbara Woodbury scored the lone goal for the Panthers.
MURRAY 4, GRANGER 1:Tina Wilardson scored three goals and Elena Pappas added another in the Spartans' win. Rosey Bassette scored for the Lancers. Pappas and Callie Yost each had an assist for Murray.
JUAN DIEGO 13, CARBON 0:Kara Vitacca had three goals to lead the Soaring Eagle past the Dinos. Megan Maldonado and Lindsey Padjen each had a pair of goals for Juan Diego. Goalkeeper Katherine Turnerdrown recorded the shutout.
GRAND 1, DELTA 0:Maggie Nielsen scored with five minutes left in regulation to lift the Red Devils past the Rabbits. Keri Frandsen picked up the shutout in goal for Grand.
NORTH SANPETE 10, GRANITE 0:Aubree Poulson had four goals and Arwen Lott scored two more as the Hawks blanked the Farmers. Consuelo Serrano, Brittany Walker, Karina Vasquez and Rebekah Larsen each added goals for North Sanpete. Brittany Campbell picked up the shutout.
SNOW CANYON 1, PINE VIEW 0: The Warriors' Katie Wade scored the only goal of the night. and goalie Ami Parry recorded the shutout.
CEDAR 5, CANYON VIEW 1: Cedar was led by Necia Middleton's hat trick in the win over rival Canyon View. Jessica Komarek and Kristen Lundgren added goals for the winners. Ashley Gentry scored for the Falcons.
WASATCH 4, MORGAN 1:Tara Gehring, Kimberly Parker, Amber Ford and Heather Rawlins each scored a goal for Wasatch.
JUDGE MEMORIAL 9, UNION 0: Seven freshmen scored goals for the Bulldogs in their road win over the Cougars, including two apiece by Carly Bartel and Chase McQuarrie. Dani Griffin recorded the shutout.
PARK CITY 9, UINTAH 1: The Miners' Jenna Davis led all scorers with three goals. Elli Reed and Hanna Terri had two goals apiece for Park City.
BEAR RIVER 8, GRANTSVILLE 0:Chelsea Roholt scored four goals and Amanda Wilcox added three more in the Bears' shutout victory. Whitney Shaffer picked up the shutout for Bear River.
BEN LOMOND 1, OGDEN 0: The Scots' Heather Lovelady scored the game-winner on a penality kick 30 minutes into the second half. Goalie Brandy Knots was credited with the shutout.
ROWLAND HALL 4, ST. JOSEPH 3 (2OT):Jennie VanWagner scored two goals, Alex Jacobs scored one and Victoria Heagy had the game-winner in double overtime for the Winged Lion. The Jayhawks' Abbie Keyes scored twice and Julie Laure scored once.
WATERFORD 7, SOUTH SUMMIT 1:Lanie Ward led the way with three goals as the Ravens defended their home turf with a lopsided victory. Kimi Miyashima added two goals and Evelyn England scored the lone goal for the Wildcats.