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Mustangs Carry Big Crosse To Victories

May 08, 2015 10:39PM ● By Greg James

Herriman’s Allie Lambert and Hope Bryant fight to gain control of the ball in the Mustang’s 11-7 lacrosse victory over Bingham.

In its five years of existence the Herriman girls lacrosse team has grown into a successful club. Although their field resides inside Riverton City boundaries they have made a home for themselves that they are proud of.

“As a club sport we have to make our own way. Herriman does not have many parks we can use. We have decided that this is our house and we appreciate our field,” head coach Tim Martinez said.

The Mustangs home field is at Rosecrest Elementary School upon which Martinez has painted school logos on the field that visiting teams desire to duplicate. 

Herriman started off the season with five wins and one loss, equaling their win total from last season.

“We are playing pretty well. I do not think we have played our best yet, but we are going to surprise a few teams. We have gained some respect from our opponents. I feel confident with our team,” Martinez said.

The Mustangs held off the Bingham Miners 11-7 on March 30. They trailed at halftime 4-3, but their defense held the Miners in check in the second half for the victory. Allie Lambert scored four goals, Audree Erekson had two and Allison Brundage added another three.

“We played stellar defense. It was a solid performance,” Martinez said.

Lambert leads the team with 33 goals and Erekson has 20. 

“They both [Lambert and Erekson] see the game rolling out before it happens. They are always in the right place at the right time,” Martinez said. 

Second year goalie Briana Ewell has saved 41 percent of the shots against her.

“She [Ewell] was an attack player and had a knee injury. I asked her to think about playing goalie. She fits the mold, like most goalies she can be a little crazy. Goalies need to be, the ball is hard and it hurts. They need to have no fear. Without someone good in goal you will never win,” Martinez said.

Martinez called Kyndra Caldwell a defensive machine. She has 13 ground balls (steals). He said she is the fastest player on the team. Caldwell, Ewell and Erekson are the team captains.

The Mustangs assistant coach is Lindsay Gomm, Sandra Erekson is team representative and Suzanne Greep is manager.