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ULN Dispatch 3.31.2016

Some amazing games yesterday, with a few coming down to the final seconds.  Even more great match-ups on the docket for today.
Girls
Waterford and West Jordan battled in a close match that ended with the victory going to Waterford, 8-7.  The Ravens had 5 different players score, with Sophie Taylor notching a hat trick.
Boys
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Brighton out-shoots Olympus to a 15-5 win & Takes down Lone Peak Lead by Fairman 17-7
Olympus Game: Thursday, March 24th prior to taking the weekend off for Easter, the Bengals used a shooting advantage of 49 to 22 overwhelming the young Titans to win the game 15-5. Brighton’s roster which is comprised of 15 returning seniors proved to be too deep and too athletic for Olympus.
The game was close at half Brighton up 8-4. However, the Bengal defense came out in the third quarter and held Olympus to only 2 shots. Using a pressing defense and new found energy Brighton put the hammer down in the second half allowing just a single goal. Freshman goalie, Canyon Curtis had 4 saves and the defense created 19 turnovers that were often turned into fast-break scores by the Bengal offense. Close defenders, Nathan Kenney and Bryson Taylor did a great job in the clear game both notching assists and Kenney added a weaving goal to get in on the scoring.
Brighton’s offense got a great game at the x from FOGO Taylor Owens and Hunter Albert who controlled face offs at a 58% winning percentage. The offense put better than 60% of their shots on goal and had 12 different Bengals score goals and/or assists. Tennison Schmidt had 4 goals, Bubba Fairman 2 goals and 1 assist, and 2 goals apiece from Miles Paulson and Justus Peterson. Noah Lund, Easton Albert, Dylan Pearmain, and Colby Ebert each contributed a goal to the cause.
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Lone Peak Game: On Tuesday, March 29, it was a battle of 2 of the State’s best Senior Attackmen, Brighton’s Bubba Fairman outdueled Lone Peak’s, Josh Stout. Fairman lead the Bengals to a 17-7 victory on a freezing night in Cottonwood Heights. Fairman had a season high 9 assists coupled with 3 goals leading the Bengal offense to the double digit win. Despite receiving lock down defense from Brighton’s Bryson Taylor, Stout took advantage of a couple unsettled situations and rocked the goal for 3 scores himself.
Tennison Schmidt had another strong game working the crease with solid fakes leading to 4 goals and an assist. Senior, Middie Hunter Albert had a great game contributing 3 goals, 2 assists and winning 8 of 11 face offs.
The Bengal defense continued to play well handling their individual matchups and controlling the ground game. Bryson Taylor, Nathan Kenney, Jake Miller, Kauner Owen & Cam Folkerson accounted for 19 groundballs to stop the Knights and provides offensive possessions for Brighton.
Brighton plays two more home games this week at Brighton Stadium, hosting Colorado power, Grandview on Thursday at 7:30 and Friday going up against Bingham for a tilt against the Miners.
Other games yesterday:
Lehi pulled off an amazing comeback and beat Herriman. 11-10.  Although Jordan Bursach and Braden Smith lead the team as far as points goes, Goalie Kimball Hansen sealed the victory.  Hansen had 4 one-on-one saves in the third quarter and another one in the final seconds of the game.  RECAP
Juan Diego rolled past Riverton, 15-3.  Juan Diego increased their season record to 7-2, while Riverton dropped to 4-3.  PHOTOS
Video
Have you seen this? Goalie CJ Hart scores on a 180 foot shot to secure the win.

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