P.C. junior boys’ LAX team defeats Brighton
Ryan Summerlin May 23, 2014
Submitted by Christa Graff
The Park City Junior Boys lacrosse squad, led by head coach Mike Acee and assistant coach Jerry French, played Brighton on Monday, May 12, at Albion Middle School in a non-conference matchup. The game pitted two perennial rivals often battling for state supremacy.
Last year the two teams met in a hard fought semifinal battle, where Park City prevailed 14-11 and then went on to win the 2013 Utah State Championship 8-6 over Juan Diego.
The teams swapped goals in the first quarter until Park City took a 4-2 lead. Then the floodgates opened, with P.C. jumping out to a 13-6 lead and never looking back. At the final horn, P.C. prevailed 18-7.
The win brings the team to a perfect 3-0 record.
"I’m very proud of the boys’ improvement since we started practice in March," Acee said after the game. "They have come a long way. We have nothing but the utmost respect for the Brighton lacrosse program and I appreciate their willingness to set up this non-conference game. A big thank you to the PCYLO board for all their hard work behind the scenes organizing the kids. But, the season is far from over and one regular season game doesn’t make a champion. The boys’ next challenge is to show consistency through the remainder of our schedule and into the playoffs."