OGDEN — The Ogden High boys soccer team knows how to turn a visit from Bonneville into a nightmare for the Lakers.
Ogden found the back of the net four times in the second half on its way to a 5-1 thumping of previously-undefeated Bonneville on Friday.
Ogden won its home game over Bonneville 6-0 last year.
“It’s nothing against Bonneville. We like to score goals against everybody,” Ogden coach Sterling Castle said.
That didn’t happen earlier in the week when Highland – a team Bonneville beat 4-0 – blanked Ogden 2-0.
“The boys worked harder today,” Castle said. “They wanted it and when your heart drives your legs your legs keep moving.”
Ogden took a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute when Jaxon Clarke scored off an assist from Jordi Castro. It was the first of two goals for Clarke and the first of two assists for Castro.
“Coming from a loss to Highland, all I wanted to do was provide for our team and recover from that loss,” Castro said. “I went out there and just played my game, had some fun, got a goal and two assists and that was good for me.”
Castro gave Ogden a 2-0 lead with Jovanny Muniz picking up the assist in the 49th minute and the floodgates were opened. Castro assisted Gabriel Sanchez in the 52nd minute and Reynaldo Hernandez assisted Muniz in the 65th.
Bonneville scored on a Dustin Lana penalty kick but Clarke restored Ogden’s four-goal advantage almost immediately with a goal in the 76th minute. Riley Myers had the assist.
“We knew they were coming for us and we had to show them what’s up and play our best ball, so that’s what happened,” Clarke said.
Bonneville coach Fritz Backman said Ogden’s intensity “took us by surprise.”
“Our guys just came out lackadaisical and we had missed opportunities … and then I think it was just (Ogden’s) sheer will and power that they were not going to lose,” Backman said.
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