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Herriman Beats Bingham For The First Time

Bingham MinersSince their inception, the Herriman Mustangs have been steadily building their lacrosse program in D-II hoping to move up the D-I. The Mustangs took a big leap toward that goal with their first Varsity season win over the Bingham Miners. During the first quarter it looked like Bingham had nothing to worry about. Bingham Sophomore Attackmen Matt Anderson started the scoring and he was followed by Bingham Senior Attackmen Nick Jenson. The Miners defense played tough denying all Mustang attempts to score. At the end of the first quarter the score was 2-0 for Bingham and it looked like history would repeat itself once more, but Herriman had different plans.
In the second quarter it was the Mustangs’ defense that held tough behind great saves from Senior Goalie Wyatt Katsos and Herriman was able to get its offense moving. Their first score was from Senior Attackmen Dillon Meyer assisted by Junior Midfielder Ben Richard. Their second goal was from Sophomore Midfielder Taylor Brundage also assisted by Richard. Herriman Sophomore Attackmen Chantz Roberts finished out the quarter and the score at half was 3-2 for the Mustangs.
Herriman started the third quarter with Richard controlling the face offs and after a goal from Sophomore Midfielder Dawson Reynolds you could sense a shift in momentum. Bingham Junior Midfielder Ricky Griffin tried to get the Miners back in the game scoring with an assist from Senior Attackmen Landon Spencer. But it was all Herriman for the remainder of the third. The Mustangs started their assault when Roberts ripped one in from the right hand side. He followed his second goal with the hat-trick third goal just a short time later. Mustang Junior Midfielder Braxton Thompson found a gap on the right side and Roberts ripped off a bullet from the right to end the scoring streak at five. At the end of a penalty ridden third quarter, Bingham was in a big hole, down 8-3.

Herriman Midfielder Ben Richard
Herriman Midfielder Ben Richard
The Miners have never been known as a team that throws in the towel. At the start of the fourth Senior Goalie Logan Wilson mustered several key saves and he was helped when Bingham started winning face-offs and the defense started forcing turnovers. Senior Attackmen Aaron Crane put the team on his shoulders fast breaking the length of the field, pushing off and dodging several defenders and scoring right through the middle. Herriman’s Roberts countered with an easy goal with the Miners again in a man-down situation. Bingham attempted another come back with a goal down the center by Senior Midfielder Jeff Hunsaker followed by a nice left to right dodge score from Spencer. Herriman put the hammer down when Richard scored his first goal with a face break off the face-off.
The Miners had one last goal from Jenson, but ran out of time before making up the deficit created in the dismal middle quarters, making the final score 10-7 for Herriman.
Bingham Head Coach Marshall Kay stated, “This is a great Herriman team and they played really well. We started well and ended well, but we just can’t get consistency throughout the game. It’s a great cross town rivalry.”
Herriman Head Coach Mark Roothoff remarked, “I thought we got our offense going, but it was defense that won it forus again. We have gotten a lot more aggressive in the last few games and I’m really pleased with that.It was a team effort.”
Bingham will look to regroup before its next tough match against Park City on April 9. Herriman takes on Orem Friday, April 12.

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