Defense helps Knights claim win

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 11:49 AM

Standard-Examiner Staff

LAYTON — Stevie Cannavina and an energized defense helped the Northridge Knights claim a key Region 1 boys soccer victory on Tuesday afternoon.

Cannavina scored on a loose ball midway through the second half, then the Knights defense stood tall as Northridge topped Davis 1-0 in a league battle to the final secones.

It is Cannavina’s eighth straight game scoring a goal.

“We knew it would be a battle,” Northridge coach Braden Mitchell said. “Davis had some good chances early and some free kick opportunities late. We finally got our attack going after halftime.”

Mitchell said Zach Nielson earned the shutout in goal while Noah Schiers keyed a strong defensive effort.

• LAYTON 5, SYRACUSE 1: At Layton, Davis Walker notched a hat trick as the Lancers coasted past the Titans at home. Austin Walker and Logan Day also scored for Layton.

Region 5

• BONNEVILLE 5, BOX ELDER 1: At Brigham City, coach Mike Hickman shook up the Lakers’ lineup and it produced as many goals as the team had scored all season.

Landon Summers scored a pair, and Hayden White, Sorie Morah and Bailey Proulx each had goals as Bonneville burst out to a 4-0 halftime edge.

Hickman said Chandler Baddley didn’t score but created numerous opportunities for his teammates.

Landon Edwards and J.T. Woods led the defensive charge for Bonneville.

• ROY 2, MOUNTAIN CREST 0: At Roy, Kaden Brinkerhoff earned the shutout and Gerardo Gill and Brock Charlesworth provided enough offense to get the job done for the Royals.

In the other league game, Logan defeated Sky View 2-0.

Region 6

• BOUNTIFUL 8, CLEARFIELD 1: At Clearfield, six Braves scored as Bountiful blasted the Falcons, led by a hat trick from Nate Smith.

Region 11

• OGDEN 2, BEAR RIVER 1: At Mount Ogden Park, Diego Diaz scored for the Tigers in the 24th minute and Spencer Smith added another one five minutes into second half on an assist from Jesus Gill.

Ogden held on from there. Tanner Anderson brought the Bears within a goal by scoring in the 59th minute, but Bear River couldn’t get the equalizer.

“We knew they were going to pressure us,” Ogden coach Sterling Castle said. “Bear River always plays well against us, we were just a little disconnected today. Bear River played hard but we were able to do enough to get two goals.”

• BEN LOMOND 3, MORGAN 1: At Morgan, the Scots picked up a region road win.

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