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Bingham Holds Off Olympus, Stays Undefeated

Bingham Midfielder Jordan Shumway
Bingham Midfielder Jordan Shumway

The Bingham Miners (9-0) won their ninth straight game of the season to remain undefeated after beating the Olympus Titans 14-12 on Thursday in South Jordan.
Olympus (3-3) opened the scoring at the 11:23 mark of the first quarter on a goal by attackmen Madsen Murphy. Bingham would respond a minute later when Jordan Shumway found Zach Kidd for the goal. Olympus went on a two goal run to take an early 3-1 lead with 9:51 left in the first quarter. Bingham responded right back with a 3 goal run to take an early lead. Olympus attackmen Joshua Johnson scored with 5 seconds left in the quarter to tie the game at 4. Both teams knew and prepared for the battle that ensued.
The penalty flags began to fly in the second quarter but that didn’t stop the scoring. Johnson scored a shorthanded goal for the Titans at the 10 minute mark to regain the lead. Bingham went on a 3 goal run in the middle of the quarter that was capped by a shorthanded goal by Christopher Severson. Johnson scored another shorthanded goal with 53 seconds left to tie the game at 7 going into the half.

Bingham Midfielder Jordan Shumway
Bingham Midfielder Jordan Shumway
Bingham started the second half with a 2 goal run. Both teams were able to get good looks at the goal but missed shots and great goalie play kept the score stagnant until Olympus Midfielder Bridger Fisher found the back of the net at 6:43. Bingham went on another 2 goal run on the back of attackmen Garrett White who scored both goals.
Both teams traded goals twice in a game that continued to entertain the spectators. Just as one team seemed to be gaining momentum, the other would steal it right back. Bingham capitalized on two separate man-up opportunities to take a 14-10 lead with 4:26 remaining. Olympus answered just 22 seconds later and again a minute later to bring the score to 14-12 with 3:05 left in the game. Olympus could taste a comeback but Bingham possessed the ball and ran out the clock to seal the victory.
“It was a hard fought game,” said Bingham Head Coach Marshall Kay. “They’re well coached and they have a great program. They played well defensively but we were just able to get a few more goals off our transition game that turned out to be the difference.”
“We played awesome for 3 quarters,” said Olympus Head Coach Walker Bateman. “We let down in the fourth and had too many penalties.”
Kay and Bateman played together at Herkimer County Community College in New York and are on the coaching staff of the ULA U-15 National Team.
“I always love coaching against Marshall,” said Bateman. “It’s fun to have that rivalry because we know each other so well.”
Bingham was led by Severson who had 7 goals and 1 assist. White and Shumway both had 3 points. Bingham Goalie Scott Bronson had 9 saves.
Olympus was led by Johnson who had 6 goals and 2 assists. Murphy finished with 3 goals and 2 assists. Olympus Goalie Ben Schettler had 12 saves.
Both teams will be in action next Tuesday with Bingham heading to Salt Lake City to play Judge and Olympus will host Juan Diego.

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