Alta added one more goal before halftime when junior Madie Lyons lofted a free kick over the Bountiful front defenders and just inches over the outstretched arms of Cole.
One of those scoring spurts Phillips mentioned occurred midway through the second half. Phillips, a junior midfielder, took a pass near the top of the box, took one dribble to her left, and dropped the hammer with a left-footed bomb.
Two minutes later, Sydney Fitzpatrick found herself alone on the right wing, turned, and banged home another goal, despite a sharp angle to the goal.
Hawks coach Lee Mitchell said he saw some good things, but added there is plenty of room for growth.
"We've got a lot of work to do," said Phillips. "We had moments where it looked like we were clicking and then stretches where we just weren't sharp."
Alta 4, Bountiful 1
R All four players who scored in Thursday's season opener Julianne Gentry, Madie Lyons, Bizzy Phillips and Sydney Fitzpatrick are juniors.
• The Bountiful Braves have arguably the toughest two-game opener of anyone in the state. The Braves dropped a double-overtime contest to Viewmont Tuesday before falling to Alta on Thursday. Alta defeated Viewmont for the 2011 Class 5A title.
• Alta keeper Elyssa Hashimoto was flawless through the first 80 minutes of Thursday's opener. The Braves' only goal came after Hashimoto took a hard hit, just minutes before giving up a score.