Miners get easy win over Woods Cross
April 28, 2009
With the end of the season looming large, the Park City High School girls’ lacrosse team is sitting exactly where it wants to be.
Despite losing to rival Jordan a few days earlier, the Miners bounced back to beat Woods Cross 9-4. Park city head coach Amy Hafets blames the Jordan loss on some discombobulation after spring break, but feels the girls are ready to face the last few games and make a run during the playoffs.
"This game was much better," Hafets said. ‘We have our best game when we come out fighting from the first whistle. The momentum carries throughout the whole game."
The Miners’ Traci Shurtleff and Alison Kelly scored five of their team’s six first-half goals. Woods Cross answered back with three of its own but struggled to score only one more in the second half. Park City, on the other hand, put three more in the net.
Hafets said the three biggest differences between the Jordan and the Woods Cross games were getting draw controls, passing well and maintaining intensity throughout the game.
"They are aggressively going after the ball," she said.
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The girls play Waterford at home Thursday and then prepare for the postseason. Park City’s Clara Jane Kilbourn said it is paramount to win so that their mindset is right for the playoffs.
"It was really good to bounce back after spring break last week," she said. "I think it’s essential in preparing this next week and the playoffs."
The Miners will host Waterford at 5:15 p.m. at the Quinn’s Junction Sports Complex.