24 May - Great Season, Bruins!
20 May - AWESOME!!!
18 May - Bruins Advance to State
13 May - Bruins Celebrate Senior Day
06 May - Hawks Soar Past Bruins
03 May - Bruins Muzzle Bulldogs
29 Apr - Bruins Top Timpanogos
22 Apr - Bruins Battle Tigers to 2-2 Draw
19 Apr - Bruins Ground T-Birds
12 Apr - Bruins Clip Hawks
01 Apr - Bulldogs Bite Bruins
29 Mar - Bruins and T-Wolves Play to
25 Mar - Bruins Discharge Corner Canyon
22 Mar - Bruins Open Region with 3-1
Win over Tigers
17 Mar - Bruins Finish Preseason with 3-1
Win over Lions
12 Mar - Bruins Tame Huskies
11 Mar - Colts Bridle Bruins
10 Mar - Bruins Shut Out Cavemen
08 Mar - PG Varsity 1 - Bruin Varsity 0
The Bruins season came to an end in the 4A state semifinals with a 3-0 loss to the Maple Mountain Golden Eagles.
Maple Mountain came out looking to bury the Bruins early, peppering shots at keeper Zac Bryant but coming up empty. Midway through the first half, the Bruins started to gain some momentum as they pushed into the Golden Eagles defensive half aggressively and consistently. Despite not getting on the board, the Bruins seemed to have frustrated the Golden Eagles heading into half with a scoreless tie.
The Bruins started the second half down a player due to a red card issued during halftime for a play right before the first half whistle. Playing with only two forwards, the Bruins were forced to drop in and stay compact defensively, making it hard to effectively move the ball out of their defensive end. In the 52 minute, the Golden Eagles scored on a misplayed ball in the Bruins' box to take a 1-0 lead. Less than two minutes later, the Golden Eagles scored on a shot from 30 yards. The final score came in the 64th minute.
In a quarterfinal matchup, the Bruins jumped out to a 2-0 lead against the Murray Spartans and held on over a pressure-packed final 10 minutes to beat the Spartans 2-1 and advance to a semifinal matchup against the Maple Mountain Golden Eagles.
Playing into a strong wind in the first half, the Bruins struggled to move the ball out of their defensive end of the field while Murray peppered multiple shots around and over the Bruin goal. With the Bruin attack trying to find some rhythm and consistency, the Bruin defense stayed composed against the Spartan attack, fending off and frustrating the Spartans as they pressed to score with the wind at their backs. With the score 0-0 heading into the 38th minute of the half, Ryan VandenBos' corner service was headed by Efren Taboada to the feet of Kade Hernandez who punched the ball into the net to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead at halftime.
With the wind at their backs, the Bruins started the second half aggressively attacking the Spartan defense. Jackson McBride and Raul Lievano both had cracks on goal that tested the Spartan keeper. In the 50th minute, Jackson McBride crossed the ball from the left side of the box to Elder Aguayo on the right side. Elder's left-footed rocket was blocked by the Spartan goalie, but Ryan VandenBos pounced on the ball and put it in the back of the net to give the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Down by two goals, the Spartans threw numbers forward into the attack. Over the next 20 minutes, the Spartans had several dangerous opportunities, but the Bruins refused to give up a goal, with Kade Hernandez making a key play in the 62nd minute when he cleared the ball from the goal line with Bruin keeper Zac Bryant out of the goal. In the 69th minute, the Spartans knocked in a free-kick rebound off of the Bruin wall to cut the Bruin lead to 2-1. With the rain pouring down and the Spartans pouring towards the Bruin goal, the Bruin defense wiped away attack after attack, clearing balls deep out of their half and giving the front line opportunities for quick counterattacks. Unable to score a separating goal, the Bruins closed out the game defensively, not allowing the Spartans a tying goal to win 2-1. Game ball to the Bruin defensive effort for shutting down a potent Murray attack.
There's no place like home, especially in the state tournament and especially when the Bruin faithful show up in force!
Feeding off the energy of their home crowd, the Bruins played solid defense and got a goal from Ryan VandenBos to beat the Bonneville Lakers 1-0 and move on to the state quarterfinals.
The Bruins started the game on the attack, pinning the Lakers in their defensive end of the field. Shots by Cris Zamorano and Jackson McBride in the first ten minutes tested the Laker keeper. Withstanding the early pressure, the Lakers settled into the game and generated several opportunities of their own, but the Bruin defense closed down quickly on most shots with Zac Bryant making a couple of nice saves to deny the Lakers a goal. The first half ended with neither team on the board.
The second half started with the Lakers showing more energy than the Bruins. Controlling play through the midfield, the Lakers put a handful of balls into the box that the Bruin defense determinedly denied. Elias Lartey, Kade Hernandez, and Austin Gibson played particularly strong in the air, heading away opportunities, while Efren Taboada, Mike Wolken, and Burke Weeks used their speed on the outside to protect the back posts and push attacks wide.
In the 57th minute, Ryan VandenBos intercepted the Laker keeper's goal kick just inside the midfield line on the right side and beat four different defenders before finishing in the side net to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead. The goal seemed to lift the Bruin's energy level, as Jackson McBride, Ben Ortiz, Cris Zamorano, Irvin Valencia, and Elder Aguayo all pressured the Laker defense with opportunities inside the Laker box. With the Lakers not willing to yield a second goal, the Bruin defense dug deep to keep the Lakers from netting the tying goal. Final score Bruins 1 - Lakers 0.
Needing a victory to secure second place in the region and earn a home game in the first round of the state tournament, the Bruins scored two goals in each half to beat the Timpview T-Birds 4-1.
The Bruins controlled tempo right from the starting whistle, winning balls in the midfield, connecting quick passes to maintain possession, and aggressively playing balls through to their forwards in the attack. Ryan VandenBos, Jackson McBride, and Raul Lievano all had shots on goal before Jackson drove one into the back of the net from 20 yards out in the 28th minute to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Continuing to control possession and put pressure on the T-Bird defense, the Bruins netted their second goal in the 37th minute when Irvin Valencia buried a header off of a corner service from Ryan VandenBos. The Bruins ended the half with a 2-0 lead.
Through the first ten minutes of the second half, both teams traded possession through the middle of the field with neither team able to generate a serious threat. In the 53rd minute, the T-Birds scored on a penalty kick awarded on a questionable foul in the Bruin's box. With their lead cut to one, the Bruins continued to attack, looking for a separation goal. In the 67th minute, Cris Zamorano found the goal from 30 yards off of a feed from Elder Aguayo. With less than two minutes to play, Irvin Valencia scored his second goal of the game to make the final score 4-1 in favor of the Bruins.
The Bruins struggled on the road against the Alta Hawks, falling behind 1-0 at the half and giving up two more goals in the second half to drop the 3-0 decision.
In a showdown of the top two teams in the Region 7 standings, the Bruins beat the Provo Bulldogs 3-1 to avenge their earlier road loss to the Bulldogs and hand the Bulldogs their first region loss.
The first half was a defensive struggle with neither team allowing the other many good looks on goal. However, four minutes into the second half, the Bruins broke the scoreless tie when Jackson McBride's shot on goal was deflected by the Provo keeper and cleaned up by Cris Zamorano. Minutes later, Ben Ortiz slotted a shot past the Provo keeper that was headed wide of the back post until Jackson directed it into the back of the open net. Ten minutes later, Irvin Valencia sealed the win when he found the back of the net from 25 yards out. Provo scored in the final minutes on a penalty kick.
In an emotional and physical game in which the two teams combined for a handful of yellow cards, the Bruins scored 2 goals in each half and shut out the Timpanogos Timberwolves for a 4-0 victory.
The Bruins started slowly, playing out of their defensive end for much of the first 10 minutes. Although not allowing the T-Wolves any good looks at goal, the Bruins struggled to control possession and move the ball from their defensive back line through the midfield. Midway through the half, the Bruins seemed to find some rhythm in their passing game, moving the ball forward into the attacking third of the field. However, the T-Wolf defense denied the Bruins any good opportunities until the 27th minute when Irvin Valencia stepped into a ball 20 yards out from the goal and drove it into the back of the net. With a 1-0 lead, the Bruins continued to attack. In the 34th minute Ben Ortiz slipped behind two T-Wolf defenders on a ball played over the top by Austin Gibson, beat the charging keeper to the ball at the top of the box, and headed it past the keeper to increase the lead to 2-0.
With a 2-0 lead coming out of halftime, the Bruins settled down and played better soccer in the second half than in the first. Controlling the ball and moving it well from the center of the field to the sidelines, the Bruins generated several opportunities by crossing balls from the outside back into the box. In the 56th minute, Jackson McBride received a ball out wide on the left, cut back towards the center of the field, and slotted a perfect ball to Ryan VandenBos making a run into the box between the two T-Wolf center backs. Collecting the ball at full speed, Ryan slipped a left-footed shot past the T-Wolf keeper to put the Bruins up 3-0. In the 68th minute, Jackson finished the scoring by chipping a shot past the T-Wolf keeper after running onto a ball played from the midfield by Raul Lievano. Zac Bryant, fronted by solid defensive play in the middle by Elias Lartey, Kade Hernandez, and Austin Gibson, earned the shutout in goal.
Looking for a season sweep of crosstown rival Orem, the Bruins gave up a late goal to settle for a 2-2 tie after 100 minutes of regulation and overtime.
With both teams coming out focused and intense, the ball moved end to end from the start, with Orem scoring in the 8th minute off of a quick counter-attack when an Orem forward slipped behind the pushed-up Bruin defense. The Bruins responded less than two minutes later when Kade Hernandez headed home a low cross from Austin Gibson.
In the 20th minute, Ryan VandenBos dropped a perfectly placed ball over Orem's defensive line to Efren Taboada. Efren beat the charging Orem keeper to the ball, chipping it over the keeper and into the goal to give the Bruins a 2-1 lead. Despite controlling possession for much of the remainder of the half, the Bruins couldn't find the net again, and the half ended with the Bruins up 2-1.
In the second half, momentum and time of possession favored the Tigers. With the Tiger attack consistently pushing into the Bruin half, the Bruin defense scrambled to protect their goal. With 12 minutes to play, Orem tied the score on a hard struck shot from 40 yards out.
Regulation and overtime ended with neither team netting a goal. Final score: Bruins 2 - Tigers 2.
The Bruins used two first-half goals and a determined second-half defense to come away with a 2-1 road victory over the Timpview T-Birds in region play.
The Bruins started strong, controlling possession early and generating multiple shots on goal in the first 10 minutes. Withstanding the early Bruin pressure without giving up a goal, the T-Birds seemed to gain some confidence and the two teams traded scoring opportunities over the next 20 minutes, with the T-Birds seeing the best opportunity when Bruin defender Elias Lartey cleared a ball off the goal line. In the 29th minute, Elder Aguayo played the ball from just inside the midfield line to Ben Ortiz on the right side. Ben's shot from just inside the corner of the 18 yard box found the left side net to put the Bruins up 1-0. In the 37th minute, Luigi Mangini earned a free kick from 25 yards out on the right side. Ryan VandenBos delivered a perfectly served ball to Efren Taboada, who had shed his defender. Efren volleyed the ball off the keeper into the goal to give the Bruins a 2-0 halftime lead.
The second half opened with the Bruins connecting quick passes through the midfield and into the attacking third to generate several really good looks on goal. Sharing the ball as well as they have at any time throughout the season, several times the team seemed to have a third goal in hand only to be denied on the finish. Unable to net a third goal, the Bruins saw their lead cut to 2-1 in the 53rd minute. Energized by their goal, the T-Birds pinned the Bruins in their defensive half of the field, earning a series of corner kicks, free kicks, and deep throw ins that the Bruins furiously fended off. As the T-Birds attacked, the Bruins counter-attacked and generated some really great shots on goal. Jackson McBride's shot past the charging T-Bird keeper came off the back post as a sliding Chris Zamorano just missed putting in the rebound. Ben Ortiz, Kade Hernandez, and Ryan VandenBos all had shots that tested the keeper, as well as Efren Taboada looking for a follow up to his first half goal. Despite the intense play and the furious pace, neither team scored again and the game ended with the Bruins escaping with a hard fought 2-1 victory.
In a contest that saw the Alta Hawks put more shots on goal in the first 20 minutes than the Bruins did the entire game, it was the Bruins who managed to finish one shot and get an own-goal from the Hawks to earn a 2-0 Region 7 victory.
With Alta controlling much of the possession and attacking the Bruin defense relentlessly in the first half, the Bruins capitalized on an Alta mistake in the 20th minute when an Efron Taboada cross from the endline into the box was misdirected by the Alta defense across their own goal line.
The second half proved to be much of the same, with Alta generating waves of opportunities and pinning the Bruins in their defensive half. The Bruin defensive line (Burke Weekes, Elias Lartey, Kade Hernandez, Mike Wolken, Andrew Henriksen, and Efren Taboada) along with the defensive midfield (Austin Gibson, Irvin Valencia, and Luigi Mangini) forced Alta shots to be off frame, and Zac Bryant cleaned up the shots on frame. In the 75th minute, a deep cross from Ben Ortiz to Efren Taboada found the foot of Jackson McBride at the top of the 18 yard box. Jackson netted the shot to give the Bruins a second goal and the 2-0 win.
In an early season showdown for first place in Region 7, the Provo Bulldogs took a 3-2 home victory over the Bruins.
Provo put the Bruins in an early hole with goals in the 2nd and 12th minutes. Down by two goals and facing a fired up home team and crowd, the Bruins stayed composed and slowly began to even play, possessing and moving the ball better in order to generate several offensive attacks of their own. With under a minute to play in the half, Ben Ortiz earned a free kick just outside the penalty box and Raul Lievano netted the kick off the top bar to put the Bruins on the board and narrow the deficit to 2-1 at the half.
Energized by their late first half goal, the Bruins started the second half the way they ended the first, scrambling defensively to fend off Provo's opportunities and working to score the equalizing goal. Less than 10 minutes into the half, a Provo player received a red card on a hard challenge. With a one man advantage, the Bruins maintained stronger control of their defensive midfield and were better able to move the ball forward in the attack.
Still down in the 71st minute, the Bruins brought everyone but goalie Zac Bryant forward on a corner kick trying to get the equalizing goal. Instead, Provo netted an insurance goal when the Bruin service was cleared from the penalty box to a Provo player racing towards the Bruin goal. With less than a minute to play and down 3-1, the Bruins scored their final goal when Ben Ortiz crossed to the back post where Ryan VandenBos settled the ball and drove it into the back of the Bulldog net.
In a game that featured explosive action and intense play, the Bruins and Timpanogos Timberwolves left the field after 100 minutes with a 0-0 draw.
After a slow start that saw them pinned in their defensive half for the first 5 minutes of the game, the Bruins turned the momentum their direction by aggressively counterattacking and earning a series of free kicks and corners. Putting the T-Wolf defense under constant pressure with some nice services and header opportunities, the Bruins looked to have a goal when Kade Hernandez nudged a loose ball in the box to the right of the lunging T-Wolf keeper and fired a shot that was blocked by a T-Wolf defender parked on the goal line. Minutes later, Ben Ortiz laid a ball out to Ryan VandenBos on the right side of the penalty box, but Ryan's back post shot was deflected by the diving T-Wolf goalie. Continuing to put pressure on the T-Wolf defense through the remainder of the half, several Bruin shots tested the Timpanogos goalie but none found the back of the net. With no goals to their credit, the Bruins refused to yield any dangerous scoring opportunities and ended the half tied at 0-0.
The second half saw the Bruins continue to generate scoring opportunities while limiting the T-Wolf attack. The Bruins seemed to be gaining a nice rhythm midway through the second half, building several attacks off of quick ball movement through the midfield while relying less on through balls and balls over the top to their forwards. In the 70th minute the complexion of the game changed when Kade Hernandez was shown a red card for a challenge on an attacking T-Wolf forward. Playing down a man, the Bruins settled in defensively, looking for opportunities to counter off of the increased pressure mounted by the T-Wolf attack. With neither team able to finish their opportunities, regulation ended the same as the first half, a 0-0 tie.
The two 10 minute extra periods saw the undermanned Bruins mount several scoring threats while fending off the T-Wolves. Raul Lievano, Jackson McBride, Cris Zamorano, and Ryan VandenBos each had looks on goal that were stopped by solid T-Wolf defensive play. The Bruin defense stayed compact, clearing multiple balls from their own penalty box, with keeper Zac Bryant cleaning up several shots placed on frame. After 100 minutes of play, the referee's whistle sounded with the game ending in a 0-0 tie.
Behind a shutout by the defense and a lone goal by Cris Zamorano, the Bruins defeated the Corner Canyon Chargers 1-0 in their first region road game, improving to 2 wins with 0 losses in region play.
The Bruins set the tone for the game early, pressuring the Chargers' defensive line and winning balls in the midfield to aggressively attack the Charger goal. Early opportunities by Cris Zamorano, Ryan VandenBos, and Jackson McBride failed to net a goal but generated energy and confidence that a goal was not far off.
In the 18th minute, Jackson McBride won the left endline, cut back against the defender and crossed a ball that drew the Charger keeper towards the top of his goalie box. Diving forward for the ball, the keeper bobbled it just enough to allow a crashing Cris Zamorano to poke it out of his hands and slot it into the net, giving the Bruins the lead. While unable to net another goal in the first half, the Bruins maintained the first half clean sheet and headed into halftime with a 1-0 lead.
Looking to establish better possession and control of the game, the Bruins started the second half connecting passes and moving the ball effectively across the back line, through the midfield, and into the attacking third. Showing better combination play, the Bruins generated multiple opportunities on goal. Shots by Ben Ortiz and Jackson McBride tested the keeper but failed to find the back of the net, while a handful of shots by other Bruins were just off frame. Despite being unable to net a second goal to provide separation from the Chargers, the Bruins defense blanketed the Charger offensive attack, clearing away the few dangerous threats mounted by the Chargers. The Bruins ended the game up 1-0, with Paul Wynn earning the shutout in goal.
The Bruins opened region play with a 3-1 victory over crosstown rival Orem.
The Tigers drew first blood 20 minutes into the first half. Unfazed by the deficit, the Bruins responded 5 minutes later when the Orem goalie punched a Ryan VandenBos service out to Elder Aguayo who calmly buried the ball in the back post sidenet from 12 yards out. In the 33rd minute, the Bruins added a second goal when Ben Ortiz was taken down in the box and Cris Zamorano finished the penalty kick. The first half ended with the Bruins leading 2-1.
The second half proved to be extremely physical as Orem fought to tie the game and the Bruins fought to score a clinching third goal. With Orem applying offensive pressure, the Bruins counterattack generated their best scoring opportunities, with Jackson McBride, Ryan VandenBos, Elder Aguayo, Cris Zamorano, and Ben Ortiz all having attempts on goal. The defensive backline, anchored by Elias Lartey, Kade Hernandez, Mike Wolken, Burke Weekes, and Efren Taboada, cleared wave after wave of Orem attacks, while keeper Zac Bryant made several key saves. Protecting a 2-1 lead in the last 5 minutes of the game, Jackson McBride received the ball on the left side, cut back across the top of the penalty box and drilled a shot into the back right of the net, giving the Bruins the 3-1 win.
The Bruins wrapped up preseason play with a solid 3-1 home victory over the Payson Lions.
Jackson McBride opened the scoring in the 2nd minute of play when he pounded home a left-footed shot from the left side of the penalty box. Despite controlling the time of possession and generating a half dozen other scoring opportunities over the next 30 minutes, the Bruins weren't able to net another goal until the 36th minute. Cris Zamorano slotted a pass from the midfield circle to Ryan VandenBos who was making a run down the center of the field. Receiving the ball at the top of the penalty arc, Ryan cut back to the left against the center defensive back and placed his left-footed shot into the back of the net. Behind a strong defensive effort that only allowed 1 shot on goal, the Bruins led 2-0 at half.
Preseason was pretty good for us. We Gained good experience from the games. WE have a lot of talent and skill. If we can keep up our work ethic in practice and keep our confidence high I think we can have a really good season.
The second half began with the Bruins continuing to dominate time of possession and shots on goal. Using their speed advantage up front, the Bruins attacked the Lions' defensive line from a variety of angles, slotting through balls to their high forwards, winning the endline and playing balls back to the top of the goalie box, and crossing balls from the wide sidelines to the back post of the goal. Unable to net the elusive third goal, the Bruins found themselves on the wrong end of a scoring attack in the 59th minute when Payson countered with a well-struck ball from 30 yards out. With their lead cut to 2-1, the Bruins continued to attack. Cris Zamorano knocked two different shots off the goal post and cross bar before assisting Ben Ortiz on a goal in the 72nd minute to finish the scoring for both teams.
The Bruins beat the Hillcrest Huskies 3-0 in the final game of the 2016 Mountain View Invitational.
Just 15 minutes into the first half, the Bruins were ahead 2-0. In the 9th minute on a Bruin counter-attack off of a Husky corner, Mike Wolken's pass from outside the right corner of the 18 yard box was dummied by Ryan VandenBos making a run through the center of the box. Ryan's fake on the ball pulled two defenders with him as the ball passed through to Jackson McBride attacking from the left wing. Jackson collected the ball in stride and calmly slotted the ball past the Husky keeper to net the first goal.
Six minutes later in the 15th minute, Jackson's cross from the left endline was mishandled by the goalie. Under pressure by Ryan and Rhiley Allred, a Husky defender attempting to clear the ball instead hit a perfect shot into the upper-left corner to score an own goal and give the Bruins a 2-0 lead.
Maintaining their energy and momentum, the Bruins controlled possession throughout the remainder of the half, with the defense shutting down most Hillcrest attacks before the Huskies could penetrate very deep into the Bruin defensive half. Several Bruin attacks, including a beautiful give-and-go pass over the top of the Husky defensive line from Rhiley to Bruin captain Elias Lartey, ended in dangerous opportunities on goal for the Bruins, but the score remained 2-0 at halftime.
In the second half, the Bruins and Huskies traded scoring opportunities as each team took its turn possessing the ball and controlling the game for periods at a time. Battling a stiff cross-wind, Bruin goalkeeper Paul Wynn made several deflections of long balls placed on frame by the Husky attackers. Under more pressure than in the first half, the Bruin defense, anchored by center backs Elias Lartey and Kade Hernandez, stayed organized and composed against the Huskies increased pressure. With Coach Green rotating his defensive players to offset the fatigue of 4 games in 5 days, keeper Paul Wynn benefited from strong defensive play from a host of Bruin players, including Burke Weekes, Mike Wolken, Quintin Ward, Efren Taboada, Andrew Henriksen, Luigi Mangini, and Austin Gibson. With 10 minutes left in the game, Efren closed the Bruins scoring when he headed in a throw in from Quintin.
In a physical contest that yielded a slew of fouls and a handful of disciplinary cards, the Cottonwood Colts trotted off the field after 80 minutes with a 2-1 victory over the Bruins.
Playing their third game in four days, the Bruins struggled to find energy early in the game. With the Colts corralling many of the loose balls and pressuring all over the field, the Bruins struggled to find a rhythm in their passing game and to maintain possession of the ball. In the 9th minute, Cottonwood capitalized on a Bruin turnover in the midfield with a quick counter attack that resulted in a 1-0 lead for the Colts.
Working through their early struggles, the Bruins settled into the game and mounted several offensive attacks during the remainder of the first half. Kade Hernandez blasted a shot off of a corner kick that barely missed right of the post, ending the first half with the Colts leading 1-0.
The second half started better for the Bruins, with the team possessing and moving the ball well, but a quick strike on a counter attack in the 55th minute netted the Colts a 2-0 lead. Although down, the Bruins maintained their composure and started attacking with renewed effort against the physical Colts. Taking advantage of repeated Colt fouls in the Bruins offensive half of the field, the Bruins served a handful of balls into the Colt penalty box, with Jackson McBride finishing a Ryan VandenBos service in the 82nd minute for the Bruins lone goal.
The Bruin Varsity earned their first win of the season with a 1-0 shutout of the American Fork Cavemen.
The Bruins came out energized, winning the possession battle early and generating multiple opportunities on goal. The Bruins looked to score quickly, but couldn't put the ball in the net with shots by Jackson McBride and Ben Ortiz sailing high, shots by
I was most pleased with our organization. Our organization in the last game was bad. We worked on our organization in practice yesterday and the difference was like night and day. There are still some adjustments we can make, especially in our high pressure, but the guys played with a ton of energy. We had two goals for the game -- to stay organized and to play with energy, and we did both of those things. - Coach Green
Efren Taboada and Mike Wolken stopped by the goalie, and a shot by Ryan VandenBos bouncing off the left post. In the 20th minute the Bruins broke through with a goal by Ben Ortiz. The first half ended with the Bruins controlling play and up 1-0.
The Bruins continued to control the game through the first 25 minutes of the second half, with the defense shutting down the Caveman attack and the offense generating goal scoring opportunities. With 15 minutes left, the Cavemen started pushing forward, pinning the Bruins in their defensive half of the field for long stretches. The defensive line of Kade Hernandez, Burke Weeks, Mike Wolken, Efren Taboada, and Andrew Henriksen fended off the attack, with Paul Wynn making several key saves to earn the shutout.
The Bruin Varsity opened the 2016 season with a 1-0 road loss to the Pleasant Grove Vikings.
Throughout the evenly matched contest, the Bruins traded possession and opportunities with the Vikings, with each team creating multiple opportunities both in the run of play and through quick counterattacks. With the score 0-0, a loose-ball scramble in the Bruins box in the 70th minute resulted in the only score of the game as the Vikings pushed one into the back of the net.