The Bingham Miners are the latest team to have this cruel trick played upon them. Leading Bountiful 3-2 at Millcreek Junior High Saturday morning and playing a spirited game, Bingham looked to be in control until Mike Fabrizio found Zach Jordan for a score with 10 seconds left in the first to tie the score and send the Braves fans into a frenzy.
“That was a big goal because they had been playing us tough and we were able to stay even with them at that point,” said Bountiful coach Marty Wescott.
The second quarter was a see saw battle with Bingham enjoying its last lead of the day at 6-5 before Jordan scored again on an assist from Andrew Welling to tie the score at 6-6. Then with 1:03 Jason Andre fed Christian Taylor for a goal with 1:03 before halftime.
The second half was all Braves as the defense held the Miners to just one goal and Bountiful methodically pulled away from the visitors. The Braves scored 30 seconds in to the half with Cullen Clark feeding Mike Fabrizio. Taylor then found Jordan less than a minute later to push the lead to 9-6 and the rout was on.
“We noticed at halftime that Bingham’s scoring was coming from their attacks (front players) and so we decided to push their midfielders because we felt we were faster and stronger,” Wescott said.
The plan worked.
Three more goals came in the third with Jordan assisting Taylor and then Mitch Johnson getting the ball to Fabrizio who made a spectacular behind-the-back flip shot. Taylor scored on a great pass from Joey Nelson to close out the third with a 11-6 lead.
The final 12 minutes were all Bountiful with Taylor and Fabrizio teaming up for a score, Jordan finding the net on an unassisted goal and Leishman assisting Andre to close out the barrage.
Jordan led the Braves’ attack with five goals and two assists and Taylor made the Miners’ lives miserable with five scores.
The Braves defense completely dominated the second half. Clark and Quintin Willy, Ricky Rose, Jake Folkerson and goalie Parker Marsden completely shut down the Miners.