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Bingham Opens Season With 11-5 Win Over Riverton

Riverton Goalie Clay NixThe Bingham Miners opened their season against long-time rival, the Riverton Silverwolves, on a sunny, but chilly afternoon. Opening game jitters made for a slow start, but Riverton found the back of the net first with a goal by Senior Attackmen Peter Gibson. The Miners tied a short time later with a man-up goal scored by Sophomore Attackman Kason Eggers. Eggers added another goal in the first quarter and the Miners also got a face-off, fast break goal from Senior Midfielder Sean McCleve along with a nice shot by Sophomore Attackman Matt Anderson. Riverton added another goal by Sophomore Attackman Zac Tueller and the score at the end of one quarter was 4-2 for the Miners.
The game slowed in quarter two with just one goal from each team. Both goalies, returning Varsity goalie from Bingham, Scott Bronson and fill-in goalie Clay Nix from Riverton, had several great saves. Defensive players from both sides fought and scrambled to recover bad passes and assist their teams in returning the ball to their offensive end of the field.
The third quarter was a defensive battle between the two teams punctuated by more great saves from Nix and the Miners Senior Goalie Logan Wilson. The Miners managed to squeak out one goal near the end of the quarter from Senior Attackman Nick Jenson, a powerful rip from front and center to make the score 6-3 at the end of the third quarter.

Bingham Midfielder Joe Lambert
Bingham Midfielder Joe Lambert
The Silverwolves came out fighting in the fourth and Senior Defensive Midfielder James Gibson, twin brother to Peter, scored a goal to bring the Silverwolves within two, but the Miners answered quickly with a goal by Senior Attackman Aaron Crane. That was quickly followed up by another goal before Riverton was able to win one back with a powerful shot by the impressive Senior Midfielder Skyler Lewis. Bingham took control of the game at that point wearing the Silverwolves down and scoring three more goals, one by Senior Midfielder Talen Little, another one from Nick Jenson and one last goal from Aaron Crane. When the horn blew the final score was 11-5.
Bingham Head Coach Marshall Kay summed up the Miners effort by saying, “We played well for the first game and worked hard. I was impressed with the effort and hard work, but we’ll need to do some fine-tuning before our next game on Wednesday. Riverton also played well especially considering they were missing some of their key players. We set a goal of ‘under ten and over ten’ and we reached our goal.”
Next up for the Miners will be Lone Peak on March 6th. The Silverwolves will play Weber on March 7th.

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