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Bingham girls, boys lacrosse are off to hot starts

Apr 12, 2024 12:21PM ● By Brian Shaw

The girls lacrosse team jumped out to four wins in its first six games. (File photo City Journals)

Last year saw the Bingham girls lacrosse team go all the way to the 6A state semifinals with a new head coach in Courtney McCabe—where they lost to Lone Peak in a 19-9 shootout. 

Carrying the mantra of “Go Together” along with them to every game, this Miners squad is already off to a hot start in a difficult Region 2 this season. 

Bingham [4-2, 1-0 Region 2] won at Pleasant Grove 9-7 to tip off the season on Wednesday, March 6 and then were able to tough out an 11-6 victory in their home opener Tuesday, March 12 against Davis. 

The Miners then traveled to Farmington Thursday, March 14 for a match and won 11-9. 

It wasn’t until Bingham’s home game against Brighton that the Miners finally lost by the score of 7-10 on Monday, March 18; the next day saw Bingham capture its first win in Region 2 play by dispatching of Copper Hills 11-2. 

The Miners closed out the month by losing 5-20 at Olympus, last year’s 5A state runners-up. 

By the time you read this, the Miners will be in the mix in Region 2 play; they’ll travel to rivals Mountain Ridge on April 4 and host crosstown foes Riverton on April 9. 

For the Miners, junior attacker Aspyn Little was a 6A second-team All-State selection last year. This year she’s already racking up not only points with 14 but goals [12] to lead Bingham. 

Additionally, senior midfielder Sophie Curtis has also been scoring points for the Miners; she has 12 through six games and eight goals including four assists. 

Junior midfielder Sophie Grizzle has also been a bright spot for Bingham; her 10 points on eight goals included two goals in the loss at Olympus in which Grizzle also forced 10 ground balls. All told, Grizzle is the Miners’ key disrupter; she’s forced a total of 44 ground balls through six games and has already set a school record, breaking Norah Davis’ previous mark of 38 from last year. 

Senior midfielder Brenna Miller is another key defensive-minded player for the Miners; her 8 caused turnovers is tops on the team and senior goalie Morgan Edman has 25 saves through three games. She was named a second-team All-State selection last year. 

 While the girls have started well, the boys team is exceeding expectations. 

The general consensus was that this would be a rebuilding year for the Bingham Miners boy’s lacrosse team. 

It’s just that someone forgot to tell the Miners that. 

Bingham [5-2, 2-0 Region 2] is running rampant over most of its competition through its first five games of carrying the sticks. 

The Miners got the season underway in style at the Weber Tournament Saturday, March 9 where they defeated West Jordan 11-5 in the opener, blasted Viewmont 11-4 and wrapped up the daylong event by defeating host Weber 7-3. 

On the road again for the fourth game in four games, Bingham suffered its first loss of the season by the score of 3-11 on Monday, March 12 at Farmington. 

At home for the first time this season Wednesday, March 14, the Miners played a spirited match against Lone Peak but lost, 3-7. 

Bingham opened Region 2 league play by capturing an 11-3 win at Copper Hills on Monday, March 19 and continued the winning streak with a 12-3 at-home thumping of rival Mountain Ridge on Wednesday, March 21. 

For the Miners, seniors Curtis Carlson, Tucker Hale and Ryken Whitney have combined for 24 goals and 14 assists on the season. 

In the midfield, senior Parker Nielson has caused 31 ground balls while sophomore Cashton Moon has created seven turnovers in defense for a Miners squad that has also had senior goalie Dylan Wahlberg step up in his final year of high school lacrosse to make 43 saves thus far.  

By the time you read this, the Bingham boys lacrosse team will have played two crossover matches at Highland [Tuesday, April 2] and Park City at home on Thursday, April 4 before Region 2 play resumes the following week. λ