OGDEN — The Ogden Tigers broke open a tight Region 11 boys soccer game Tuesday afternoon with a big break and a whole lot of unselfish play.
“We share the ball a lot, so you can’t just key on one guy,” Ogden coach Sterling Castle said after the Tigers defeated the Morgan Trojans 6-2 at Lions Park with scoring from five players.
“Josue Valtierra played really well in the first half, getting everyone involved. His distribution was amazing,” Castle said.
With the win, the Tigers maintained a share of the Region 11 lead at 5-1-0 in league action, 5-4-0 overall
Roque Ceja took a pass from Pablo Sanchez and scored in the 10th minute to give Ogden the early lead.
But the Trojans immediately answered when Jacob Freestone scored a pretty goal to tie things up.
Then came the break.
Morgan suffered the dreaded own goal a short time after tying the contest, and before the half ended, Ogden led by a 4-1 margin.
Sanchez and Valtierra scored before halftime, while Eric Calderon and Dario Robles added scores after the break.
Morgan’s Cory Kendall capped the Trojans’ scoring with a penalty kick in the 58th minute.
Morgan dropped to 2-3-0 in league play, 3-5-0 overall.
In the other Region 11 games, Bear River played at Ben Lomond and Tooele topped Grantsville 1-0 with an overtime goal from Nick Stafford.
• LOGAN 2, HILLCREST 0: At Logan, the Grizzlies’ goal-scorer Benji Bonillat came through in the second half with his second tally to lead Logan.
• MORGAN 20, BEN LOMOND 0 (5 INNINGS): At Ogden, the Trojans busted out for 10 runs in the final inning to stop the Scots.
Braden Daniel tossed a one-hitter for Morgan, striking out 10. Meanwhile, the Trojans got a pair of home runs, a triple and two doubles from Kade Carrigan.
• BEAR RIVER 8, OGDEN 0: At Garland, the Bears score four early and shut down the Tigers the rest of the way.
Colton Cornwall tripled and Blair Ballard doubled for Bear River, while Taylor Ramsdell tossed a one-hitter at Ogden.
• Bear River 19, Ben Lomond 0 (three innings): At Ben Lomond High, junior right-hander Jordan Theurer tossed a perfect game with five strikeouts, three groundouts and an infield pop-up.
She also went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a two-run homer and three RBIs for the two-time defending league champion Bears (9-2 overall, 5-0 league), who recorded their second-highest run total this season behind nine extra-base hits, including three home runs.
Tyree Haramoto was 3-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs and three runs; Shaunie Owen went 2-for-3 with an RBI double, a solo shot and three runs; Erin Fox was 2-for-3 with an RBI double, a three-run bomb and three runs; and Morgan Summers went 2-for-3 with three stolen bases and two runs for four-time defending state 3-A champion Bear River.
Kassi Fronk was 2-for-3 with three runs; Rebekah Wheatley went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run; Aleisha Taylor had a run-scoring groundout; and Kena Olsen was 1-for-3 with an RBI, a stolen base and a run for the Bears, on a six-game winning streak.
The Scots are 0-11, 0-4.
In another game, Tooele topped Stansbury 7-6.
• Box Elder 6, layton 3: At Brigham City, the Bees won their third straight with a 13-hit outburst.
Karly Bunderson went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice, also reached base on an error and scored two runs. Freshman Sadie Blacker was 3-for-4 with a run; Molly Horne went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run; and Kassidy Hedrick was 3-for-3 with a run for Box Elder (10-2).
Lauryn Kirschner went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI and Rae Gall was 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Lancers (6-6).