Thursday , September 28, 2017 - 9:21 PM
SYRACUSE — Gabby Segura will soon be able to sport a region champion shirt, but immediately following Syracuse High’s girls soccer game Thursday against Layton, she was sporting a bloody nose.
“I may or may not have gotten punched in the face by my best friend celebrating,” Syracuse’s senior goalkeeper said after her team’s 4-1 victory that clinched the Region 1 title. “Shoutout to Kenadee Arigot.”
All’s OK when it comes to celebrating.
“It’s a bummer it had to be on senior night, but I guess that makes the memories even sweeter, right?” Segura said.
For Segura, this is a pretty sweet moment. Three years ago, she was a freshman watching her team get battered game after game. Syracuse won just one region game that year.
Enter Taylor Allen — a 2004 graduate of Northridge High — who arrived as the team’s head coach the following year. The Titans instantly became competitive, winning 14 region games and qualifying for the playoffs in Allen’s first two years. This year, they’ve scored a region-high 64 goals while allowing a region-low 15.
“We want Syracuse to be a soccer community,” Allen said. “I always thought the talent was there, it was just buying in, and the girls, they freaking bought in.
“I hate to say this because we hate Davis so much, but we strive to be like them. They built a soccer community at Davis High and (head coach) Souli (Phongsavath) did a good job of that and people knew Davis for girls soccer.
“We want that to be here at Syracuse and we want people to say Syracuse is a good team and a good program and we want girls that live in this (school’s) boundaries to say, ‘Yeah, we’re going to play high school there.’”
By now, everyone knows about Caroline Stringfellow, Syracuse’s phenom freshman who has scored 21 goals this season, but the Titans continue to prove how deep they are.
Junior Lexi Chenoweth scored her first two goals of the season Thursday, meaning 14 Titans have now scored this season. She scored both goals in the first half — first in the 10th minute, then in 37th.
“I had a feeling today,” Chenoweth said. “We were watching film during lunch … I was like, ‘Guys, today is my day. I’m going to score my goal.’”
Ashlyn Hall scored twice as well against the Lancers, bringing her season total to 16. Her first goal came in the 20th minute and answered a goal by Layton’s Corinne Case in the 11th minute. She scored again in the 64th minute.
“I think we broke last time,” Allen admitted, referencing Layton’s 3-1 win over Syracuse earlier in the season. “We scored first and then they scored and we broke.
“We talked about if you’re going to own being a region (champion) and being a No. 1 seed, you have to break other teams. The second half, you felt Layton break a little bit. They just kept boom-balling it.”
Syracuse players could have been despondent following the team’s 2-1 extra-time loss at Davis on Tuesday, but Hall said the result did more to motivate the team than deflate it.
“I think it did because we saw what we could do, even though we lost, and were able to use that to push us and become even better than we were,” Hall said.
WOODS CROSS 4, ROY 1
ROY — Woods Cross scored twice in each half to win at Roy and claim the Region 5 championship.
Sara Noel booted two goals for Woods Cross (9-1-4, 6-0-1 Region 5). Ella Duce and Camryn Henson each scored once.
Monica Garcia scored a second-half goal for Roy (3-10, 1-6).
SKY VIEW 4, BEAR RIVER 0
GARLAND — Sky View (10-2-2, 8-0 Region 12) shut out Bear River (2-13, 0-10) on the way to clinching the Region 11 title.
Kylee Griffin and Sid Barlow each scored 2 goals for the Bobcats.
MORGAN 6, SUMMIT ACADEMY 1
BLUFFDALE — Morgan clinched the Region 13 championship with a win at Summit Academy.
Morgan (9-5, 7-0 Region 13) got a hat trick from Logan Duran. Morgan Cragun added two goals and an assist while Rhylee Freeman had a goal and two assists.
The Trojans led 4-0 at halftime.
WEBER 2, CLEARFIELD 0
PLEASANT VIEW — Brinlee Collings and Yira Yoggerst each scored second-half goals as Weber (4-7-3, 2-7-1 Region 1) beat Clearfield (1-12-1, 0-10).
Claudia Vinacco and Callie Ellison shared the shutout for the Warriors.
DAVIS 1, NORTHRIDGE 1 (2 OT)
LAYTON — Davis and Northridge fought to a 1-1 draw.
Lauren Call scored for Northridge (9-5-1, 6-4-1 Region 1), assisted by Tiani Fonoti.
Davis (7-4-2, 5-3-2) scored on a Northridge own goal.
VIEWMONT 2, HILLCREST 2
MIDVALE — Viewmont notched a road tie in a non-region contest at Hillcrest.
Katie Smith and Jaci Cook scored for Viewmont (9-3-3, 5-2 Region 5).
BOUNTIFUL 2, BOX ELDER 1
BOUNTIFUL — After a scoreless first half, Whitney Turner scored the game winner in the 56th minute as Bountiful (8-6, 4-4 Region 5) beat Box Elder (4-6-3, 1-5-1) in region play.
Ashley Wilkinson opened the scoring for Bountiful.
Kambrie Curtis headed in the ball off of a corner kick for the Box Elder equalizer, setting up Turner’s heroics.
UTAH MILITARY ACADEMY 10, APA-WV 2
WEST VALLEY — Utah Military Academy tacked on its second consecutive region win with a blowout at American Preparatory Academy-West Valley.
Haley Slater punched in five goals for UMA (3-5, 2-5 2-A North). Ashley Torres added a hat trick and Kayli Parker added two goals.
ST. JOSEPH 3, LAYTON CHRISTIAN 1
LAYTON — St. Joseph beat Layton Christian in four sets in the Region 16 contest. Scores were 25-23, 25-23, 21-25, 25-14.
Paige Leland led St. Joseph with 16 digs, 10 kills and one block. Virginia Tomon had seven kills, four digs and three blocks. Shaylie Bonneau added 11 digs and eight kills.
FREMONT 3, CLEARFIELD 0
PLAIN CITY — Fremont swept Clearfield in the Region 1 match by scores of 25-15, 25-16, 25-19.
Rylee Boyle led Fremont with 19 assists, nine aces, five kills, four digs and one block. Jantzen Smith added nine kills, four digs, two aces and one block. Berkley Larsen had nine digs, four kills and one ace.
SYRACUSE 3, DAVIS 0
SYRACUSE — Syracuse beat Davis in straight sets by scores of 25-23, 25-11, 25-21 in the Region 1 contest.
Lauren Sotomayor led Syracuse with 10 kills. Megan Chandler and Breanna Jessop each had eight. Aubri Whatcott added 32 assists and Valerie Harker had 13 digs.
NORTHRIDGE 3, LAYTON 1
LAYTON — Northridge beat Layton in four sets for the Region 1 win. Set scores were 25-20, 15-25, 25-22, 25-21.
Ashlen Bell hit .450 with 20 kills for Northridge. Alo Thompson added 11 kills and 19 assists.
BOUNTIFUL 3, VIEWMONT 1
BOUNTIFUL — Viewmont won the first set, but Bountiful won the next three to take the Region 5 match. Set scores were 18-25, 25-15, 25-17, 25-23.
Abi Jewett led Viewmont with 13 kills, seven assists and two aces. Elle Tracy posted 21 digs and 11 blocks.
JUAN DIEGO 3, OGDEN 0
OGDEN — Juan Diego swept Ogden by scores of 25-7, 25-20, 25-14 in the Region 11 tussle.
Makin Clarke led Ogden, hitting .207 on seven kills, two digs and one block. Stella Brower had three kills and one block. Lainey Davis added 15 assists, five digs and one ace.
BOX ELDER 3, WOODS CROSS 0
BRIGHAM CITY — Box Elder swept Woods Cross in Region 5 play. Set scores were 25-13, 25-14, 25-18.
MORGAN 3, JUDGE MEMORIAL 0
MORGAN — Morgan swept Judge Memorial by scores of 25-15, 25-9, 25-12 in the Region 13 match.
Marcie Stapley led Morgan with 11 kills, one block and one ace. Dani Wortman added six kills, six digs and two aces. Hannah Farr had 14 digs and three aces while Ellee Anderson tallied 25 assists and six kills.
MOUNTAIN CREST 3, BEAR RIVER 1
HYRUM — Mountain Crest bested Bear River in four sets in a hard-fought Region 12 contest. Set scores were 25-16, 27-29, 25-22, 25-21.
Justin Johnson contributed to score reports.
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