Here’s a look at each boys soccer team in the county since April 4:
GUNNISON—Good times continue to roll for the Bulldogs, who have yet to lose a match to a team from the 2A classification.
Gunnison Valley boys soccer claimed three straight wins, extending their winning streak to five, with wins over Diamond Ranch, 5-1, Beaver, 4-3, and South Sevier, 2-1. The Bulldogs now sit at 9-1 overall with a 9-0 record in the 2A South.
Junior Bryson Sorensen pushed his goal count to 14 with two goals against Diamond Ranch. His 14 goals in 10 games currently place him as the third-best scorer in the state. Junior Jon Willden, sophomore Pearson Judy, and senior Stockten Broderick each scored as well, while junior Max Malanda picked up two assists.
In yet another close game with the Beavers, Malanda and Judy both scored, while Sorensen was held scoreless for the first time this season. Sophomore Tyson Tucker and senior Caleb Matthews each chipped in goals to get the win and sweep Beaver for the season. Judy had his day in the sun last Saturday with both Gunnison goals in the game against South Sevier, singlehandedly securing victory.
Gunnison will be away from home to take on winless San Juan on Tuesday.
MANTI—The Templars are looking strong as they got a bit of vengeance last week.
Manti boys soccer picked up a pair of wins, first beating Union, 4-2, then getting revenge on North Sanpete in a 3-0 shutout victory. Manti’s overall record moved to 8-4 with a 4-2 record in Region 14.
Manti was down at halftime, 2-1, against the winless Cougars, but then battled back with three goals in the second half. Senior Arturo Ruiz led with two goals and an assist, while senior Mitchell Ostler and junior Jesus Contreras each scored as well. Ruiz currently sits at 11th in the state in goals scored with 10 in 12 games.
Tough defense helped goalkeeper Austin Thomas earn his second shutout of the season when the Templars took down the Hawks. Senior Juan Palmerin, junior Devontae Cruz, and freshman Rhett Olson each scored a goal. Palmerin currently sits eighth overall in scoring for the state.
Manti will be on the road all week as they travel to Juab on Wednesday and then Canyon View on Friday.
MT. PLEASANT—After a solid week before, the Hawks played tough but fell short last week.
North Sanpete boys soccer went 0-2 with losses to Delta, 2-1, and Manti, 3-0. The Hawks’ record dropped to 2-7 with a 2-4 record in Region 14.
Box stats were not posted for the game against Delta. The Rabbits claimed the win over North Sanpete with a goal in overtime.
The Hawks took on St. Joseph after press time last Monday and will host Juab on Friday.