Here’s a look at how each boys soccer team did this past week:
Gunnison Valley boys soccer had a great look to the start of their season as they went 2-0 with wins over rival North Sevier, 5-2, and Diamond Ranch Academy, 5-1.
Junior Bryson Sorensen was the spearhead of the Bulldogs’ offense as he scored seven goals over the week, four against the Wolves and three against the Diamondbacks. Junior Jon Willden scored a goal in each game as well.
The Bulldogs hit the road to take on Beaver this Tuesday and will return home to face South Sevier on Thursday. They’ll then be on the road on Friday to play Juab.
Despite a tough trip down south, Manti boys soccer entered the season looking ready as usual to compete with the 3A field.
The Templars won their season opener against Carbon, 3-2, before struggling against 4A squads Desert Hills, 6-3, and Crimson Cliffs, 8-0. Manti fortunately righted the ship again, returning home to claim a solid 4-1 victory over Emery in their first home game.
While the Manti offense showcased versatility in most of its games, senior Juan Palmerin scored a pair of goals against Desert Hills in a loss. He was the only Manti player with multiple goals scored in a game.
Manti will stay on the road this week with games against Providence Hall on Wednesday and Union on Friday. They’ll then have a Monday home game the following week against Millard.
North Sanpete boys soccer struggled in their first game of the season, getting overwhelmed on the road by a 5A Payson squad, 7-0, last Tuesday.
The Hawks contended with two different Payson plays scoring hat tricks for the Lions.
This marked an 0-1 start in the first season for North Sanpete under head coach Rafeal Contreras.
The Hawks will have ample opportunity to right the ship this week with three upcoming games. They’ll travel to take on rival Juab on Tuesday, then return home for another rivalry matchup with Delta on Friday. The Hawks will then head northbound on I-15 for a game against Ogden on Saturday.
Wasatch Academy boys soccer won their first game of the season by a convincing margin, beating Merit Academy, 8-0, last Monday.
Juniors Bento Jacintho and Kevin Gunnarsson scored two goals each, while the Tigers had an assist on three of their eight scoring plays. Sophomore Andrew Twardecki pitched the shutout.
The Tigers will host Merit Academy for their next game on March 28.