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Brighton Tops American Fork, 18-6

Brighton BengalsThe American Fork Cavemen played host to the Brighton Bengals on Friday. The game was delayed due to a tardy ref but once the game was underway the two teams didn’t miss a beat. The game ended with Brighton on top, 18-6.
The game started with Brighton sophomore Tiffiny Wallace taking the draw and scoring one for the Bengals. Wallace won the very next draw and freshman Zoe Totland was able to score on a nice feed from Wallace.
American Fork head coach, Ray Langhaim called a timeout in hopes of stopping the Bengal’s momentum. The timeout seemed to work as American Fork won the next draw but was held to zero by a nice save from Brighton goalie Taylor Hekking. The ball went back to Brighton but their shot was saved by an aggressive step by Caveman goalie Shauntae Storms. American Fork transitioned beautifully down the field and Haley Cook capitalized by scoring American Fork’s first goal.
The Brighton defense held strong the rest of the first half keeping the Cavemen to only one more shot on goal which was saved. Brighton, fired up offensively, scored nine more goals to close out the half 12-1.
The second half started how the first half ended with Brighton scoring the first two goals. American Fork kicked it into overdrive, trying to kick start a comeback. The Cavemen scored the next two goals but Brighton was able to pull two right back. American Fork dug deep and scored three goals, back to back to back. The game ended with Brighton’s Wallace scoring at the buzzer.
Brighton was lead by Tiffiny Wallace with 5 goals. American Fork was lead by Emily Kate Esplin with 3 goals.
Taylor Hekking and Shauntae Storms both had 7 saves.
Brighton will face Bingham on April 4th. American Fork will travel to Bingham on April 1st in a south region matchup.

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