OGDEN — Though he hasn’t seen his first 11 on the field at the same time yet, Ogden High boys soccer coach likes what he sees from the Tigers.
Ogden High got a jump on league play with a 4-0 victory over rival Ben Lomond on Thursday at Mount Ogden Park.
The win also gave the Tigers the upper hand in their two-match battle for th Old Firm Trophy.
“That was a well-played and hard-fought rivalry game,” Castle said. “Ben Lomond always plays hard, and they really did a good job creating space in the middle of the field today. But we got our outside midfielders involved today and that made a big impact.”
Dayton Wright assisted on three goals and won numerous balls in the air to pace the Tigers.
Roque Ceja and Dario Robles picked up goals in the first half, with Jesus Gil and Spencer Smith scoring after halftime. Diego Diaz also had an assist for Ogden (3-1-0).
“It’s working well when he have four scorers,” Castle said.
Auggie Garcia earned the shutout against the Scots (1-4). Ogden is still battling the nagging injuries.
“We’re still shuffling guys around, but I feel we can go 16-17 deep and not suffer,” Castle said.
• FREMONT 1, WOODS CROSS 0: At Woods Cross, the Silver Wolves improved to 2-0 on the season thanks to Parker Preator’s goal in the 67th minute.
Fremont’s defense was stout in front of Caden Quayle, who earned the shutout. Justin Arrington and Casey Taylor paced the effort.
The goal came on a build-up started by Gary Stoor.
• LAYTON CHRISTIAN 6, INTERMOUNTAIN CHRISTIAN 1: At Layton, the Eagles burst out to a 4-0 lead at the half.
Ricardo Gomez had three goals, Borja Lanza added a pair and Jaime Garcia-Yames contributed three assists for LCA. Shadadi Musemajweli added the final goal.
• LAYTON 1, BOUNTIFUL 0: At Bountiful, the Lancers scored in the dying moments of the game on a penalty kick by Jordan Steed to earn the road win.
Scott Sweeten picked up the shutout.
• OGDEN 6, WEBER 4: At Ogden, the Tigers picked up with win with five early runs. Brian Saunders homered and also earned the win on the mount. Alex Bingham and Mike Richardson added doubles for Ogden.
• ROY 24, BEN LOMOND 0: At Ogden, the Royals ripped 16 hits and earned the five-inning win. Garrett Bowman earned the win on the mound.