But apparently at the Lakers’ home field this season, anything goes. They’ve already turned an early 2-0 deficit against Stansbury into a 5-2 win.
On Wednesday, Jaiden Marriott scored two goals and Bonneville (3-2-1, 2-0 Region 11) swept past Ogden, 5-2, in the teams’ first meeting of the season. It took the Lakers just six minutes to get on the scoresheet and 18 minutes to amass a 3-0 lead.
“I said if we’re ever going to make a serious run at state, we need to start off strong and do it against them, so I’m very happy the way we came out,” Bonneville head coach Fritz Backman said.
Joseph Cloward sprinted down the left side onto Payton Sevy’s pass, cut into the penalty box and slipped a right-footed shot past the keeper. Marriott scored his first goal nine minutes later when a Lakers’ free kick bounced around in the box and went to Marriott, who made no mistake from close range.
Marriott got the ball again a couple minutes later, went around the keeper and sent a cross back into the box that bounced around in the box before it went over the goal line off an Ogden (1-3-1, 1-1 Region 11) player.
The Lakers hadn’t played since the Stansbury game last week after a game against Tooele last week was canceled. Marriott said they were riding the wave from the 5-2 comeback win over the Stallions in which he scored four goals.
“I’m getting the bad stuff out of my head, ignore the misses, the bad things I do and focus on the good things,” he said.
Ogden was without four starters Wednesday, Tigers head coach Todd Scott said. Even so, Daniel Wilson scored for Ogden just seconds before halftime to cut Bonneville’s lead to 3-1 and give the Tigers some life.
Cache Jenks scored a second goal for Ogden with around 20 minutes remaining to inject some nerves into the match. But it was clear that any nerves weren’t affecting the Lakers.
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“You know what, (the Lakers) were much hungrier and had a big crowd, everyone knows that it’s a backyard kind of a rumble between us and Bonneville,” Tigers head coach Todd Scott said.
Shortly after Jenks’ goal, Sevy had a wide-open header and sent it over the crossbar. Mathis Burton scored three minutes later and doubled Bonneville’s advantage.
Brandon Bejarano Arenas provided the first of his two assists on Burton’s goal, then flicked a pass in the 74th minute to Marriott, who beat a defender and scored the Lakers’ final goal.
Region 11 consists of a 12-game schedule, so Bonneville’s 2-0 start is a small step in the path. Speaking to his team on the bench after the game, Backman called the 5-2 win over Ogden a “hell of a win,” but that the Lakers aren’t done yet.
MORGAN 0, SUMMIT ACADEMY 0 (2OT)
BLUFFDALE — Trek Loveridge held firm in the Morgan (3-3-1, 0-0-1 Region 13) goal for 100 minutes as the Trojans and Summit Academy (5-0-1, 0-0-1) battled to a scoreless draw.
ST. JOSEPH 6, WENDOVER 5
WENDOVER — Bob Schoof scored a hat trick, including a game-winner in the 79th minute to break a 5-5 tie, as St. Joseph (2-1, 1-0 Region 16) won a shootout at Wendover (2-2, 1-1).
The Jayhawks trailed 5-3 in the second half after falling behind 3-2 at halftime before reeling off three-straight goals to get the win. Daniel Hooslyn scored two goals and Luis Gil added one.
LAYTON CHRISTIAN 9, INTERMOUNTAIN CHRISTIAN 1
LAYTON — Thiago Padilha punched in four goals and Tomeu Tortella added three as Layton Christian (6-0, 2-0 Region 16) notched a region win over Intermountain Christian.
Marc Barcelo Tomas and Ryan Arevalo also scored for LCA.