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(Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune) Layton goalkeeper Isaac Hunter watches as a header from Viewmont's Georgie Orozco finds the goal to give Viewmont a 1-0 lead in the first half. The goal was set up by a pass from Viewmont's Lucas Cawley. Viewmont defeated Layton 3-0 at Layton High School, Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Boys’ soccer: Viewmont beats Layton 3-0 to remain undefeated

Cawley fuels a potent Viewmont attack in a 3-0 victory at Layton.

First Published Apr 24 2014 08:09 pm • Last Updated Apr 25 2014 09:16 am

Layton • Viewmont’s maroon and gold jerseys might have their players’ numbers on the back, but the Vikings play as if it were a bull’s-eye.

The undefeated Vikings battled to a 3-0 victory against Layton. The Region 1 matchup was a test of Viewmont’s ability to maintain focus and close out against tough regional opponents. Led by UVU commit Lucas Cawley, Viewmont kept the Lancers at bay with well-executed plays and smothering defense.

At a glance

Viewmont 3, Layton 0

Viewmont goalkeeper Porter May makes 10 saves for his sixth shutout this season.

» Georgie Orozco heads in a corner kick by UVU commit Lucas Cawley for the Vikings’ first goal.

» Cawley weaves through three defenders to score Viemont’s third goal late in the game.

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Layton held Cawley and company scoreless until the 38th minute, when the forward battled at the goal line. Fighting through two defenders, Cawley crossed the ball to Georgie Orozco for the header.

"We’ve worked on the short corner all year," Cawley said. "When I heard Georgie yelling for it, I knew he had it."

Orozco said that Cawley is a true playmaker. Between Cawley’s ability to score and set up other players, Orozco says, his teammate gives Viewmont a competitive edge.

"You’ve read the papers—Lucas is a special player," Orozco said. "I knew he was going to get me the ball, and I was fortunate to be in the right spot."

Midfielder Mike Johnson said Viewmont didn’t do enough during the first half. Going into the halftime huddle, Johnson said that the Vikings needed to continue what they’ve done all season—close out teams by taking control of the game.

"We had to keep going because 1-0 is a tough score, because if they get on back, they’ll have the momentum," Johnson said. "We’re the team to beat, and we have to keep going strong."

The Vikings came out in the second half with aggressive passing and physical tackling. They struck twice, with Johnson finishing a penalty kick and Cawley weaving through the backfield to score.

Goalkeeper Porter May was perfect with 10 saves, recording his sixth shutout of the season. Fullback Matt Stringham was instrumental in barking out the plays and sacrificing his body to make crucial stops. Cawley said Viewmont plays its best when the backfield does its job.

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"Our fullbacks don’t get the credit they deserve for doing the dirty work," Cawley said. "Having Matt and Porter back there is such a game-changer."

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