BRIGHAM CITY — Not having speedster Haley Stafford for Thursday’s Region 5 showdown at undefeated Box Elder could have left Woods Cross fans feeling uneasy.
Stafford wasn’t the slightest bit nervous.
“I just feel like (this team is) always working hard no matter what the team we play is, no matter what they hear about the team,” Stafford said after her Wood Cross teammates proved her confidence wasn’t misplaced with a 2-1 extra-time victory.
Stafford, a senior who also runs track and won the 100 meter at state her sophomore year, had her wisdom teeth removed this week.
“The pain was just too bad, so it was like, ‘I’ll just get them out,’” Stafford said.
Woods Cross coach David Newman acknowledged not having Stafford forced a change in formation.
“We changed the formation just because it’s difficult to play the same way without the pace and we don’t have somebody else that gives us quite that pace up front,” Newman said.
Miya Hammond scored both of Woods Cross’ goals, while Weber State University commit Paige Stevens scored for Box Elder.
DAVIS 15, HUNTER 0: At Kaysville, even without Utah commit Ireland Dunn and BYU commit Mikayla Colohan, Davis had no trouble embarrassing Hunter Thursday.
BYU commit Olivia Wade scored four goals and Davis led 14-0 at halftime on its way to a 15-0 victory.
Dunn was simply given the day off while Colohan has been battling an illness throughout the week, according to Davis coach Souli Phongsavath.
Ally Olcott, Megan Rowe and Lyndsay DiReda each scored twice while Weber State commit Regyn Youngberg, Riley Jacobs, McCall Tingey, Olivia Griffin and Mandy Carter all added goals for the Darts.
Halle Moffat and Kendyl Baker combined for the shutout.
CLEARFIELD 1, ROY 0: At Roy, Utah State commit Brinley Adams scored off an assist from Weber State commit Afton Barlow to lead Clearfield to a 1-0 victory over Roy Thursday.
Utah State commit Mckenna Sill earned the shutout.
FREMONT 3, NORTHRIDGE 2: At Plain City, Karstyn Peterson scored twice and Fremont edged Northridge 3-2 Thursday.
Kami Hunter and Kinsley Napoli each picked up assists on Peterson’s goals while Katie Allen also found the back of the net for the Silver Wolves.
Ashley Hayes and Cambrie Lake each scored for Northridge.
BONNEVILLE 3, HIGHLAND 0: At Salt Lake City, Bonneville got goals from three different players and blanked Highland 3-0 Thursday.
Sydney Osbourn, Hannah Shore and Jaycee Stein all scored for Bonneville, which led 1-0 at halftime.
Kyra McDowell earned the shutout.
BOUNTIFUL 1, OGDEN 1: At Ogden, Ogden scored 30 seconds into the game but couldn’t add an insurance goal and Bountiful equalized in the second half to force a 1-1 draw Thursday.
Ellie Putnam scored for Ogden while Whitney Turner scored for Bountiful.
VIEWMONT 1, LAYTON 1: At Layton, Layton and Viewmont battled to a 1-1 draw Thursday.
University of San Francisco commit Kenzie Humpherys scored for Layton in the first 30 seconds of the match.
SKY VIEW 1, MOUNTAIN CREST 1: At Hyrum, Sky View and Mountain Crest tied 1-1 Thursday.
Brickell Holbrook scored for Sky View while Marli Niederhauser scored for Mountain Crest.
STANSBURY 6, BEN LOMOND 0: At Tooele, Stansbury earned an easy 6-0 victory over Ben Lomond Thursday.
GRANTSVILLE 8, LAYTON CHRISTIAN 0 (WEDNESDAY): At Grantsville, Grantsville clobbered Layton Christian 8-0 Wednesday.