Boys’ lacrosse team drops nail-biter at Waterford
Ryan Summerlin April 27, 2010
The Park City High School boys’ lacrosse team fell 11-10 in an overtime battle at Waterford on Monday, ending a stretch in which the Miners (7-3) won three consecutive games.
"We just didn’t play well enough to win," said head coach Ryan Sheaffer. "(Waterford is) a decent team with a lot of talented players. Their goalie played pretty well and they shot very well all game."
The overtime loss occurred after a passing mistake sent Waterford the other way on a fast break for the score, less than a minute after the restart.
Playing a new position to try to stymie the Waterford attack in the second half, senior defenseman Alex Scott performed admirably, Sheaffer said.
"We struggled on defense early and we had to make some adjustments," he said. "That was a big help for us defensively."
Fellow seniors David O’Day and Trevor Needham also played well in defense, Sheaffer said.
Game stats were not available to The Record, but Sheaffer said seniors Dillon Dutkanych and Matt Mersereau led the offensive charge.
The Miners won at home against Woods Cross on Friday, April 23, by a score of 15-3.
"It was just one of those games where we dominated from the first whistle," Sheaffer said. The Miners will play again on Thursday against Olympus and Judge on Friday. Both conference games are at home and will play a big factor in determining Park City’s playoff seeding.
Friday also marks the final regular season game for 12 departing Miners.