Miners revved up and rolling
The Park City High School girls lacrosse team is riding a wave of energy.
That intensity and excitement earned them a 4-0 record in division play and helped them to beat the Waterford Ravens easily on Wednesday afternoon, 8-1.
"The team does a great job of putting it all together and getting psyched up," said Miners head coach Lori Halls. "They push each other and they are always positive."
The silencing of Waterford comes just days after the Miners rallied from a 5-5 tie against East on Friday to win the game 8-3 in the final five minutes.
The Miners definitely put all of their effort into Wednesday’s match up, scoring five goals and holding the Ravens scoreless until three minutes before halftime.
The defense came out strong again in the second half, silencing Waterford for the rest of the contest. The Miners were able to slow the Ravens’ passing attack and contained them for most of the game.
"They were seeing the ball and collapsing on the ball," Halls said.
Goalie Alex Brown led the defense, turning in one of her best games of the season with eight saves.
"It was a big game for her. Usually one or two of those goes in," Halls said.
In the second half, Park City was able to score three more goals. Halls said the girls’ ability to connect their passes and see each other on the field has really helped their scoring.
"Our attack– they are really working on their shots and really getting better at placing their shots," Halls said.
Annalise Bibb, Ali Tingey, Hailey Brook and Meredith Burrus contributed one goal apiece and Stef Player and Clara Kilbourn each scored two goals.
Halls said that she was especially impressed by the play of Nancy Simonds on the attack. After just learning the trick a few weeks ago, Simonds was able to effectively pull the defense into shooting space twice, giving the Miners two shots on goal.
Halls says that the secret to Park City’s success is keeping their focus and excitement for every game, regardless of whether or not their opponent is weak or competitive. So far this winning attitude has help them earn an overall record of 4-2
The Miners were scheduled to face bountiful on Friday and home and again on Tuesday, April 25, when the girls host Lehi at a field to be determined.
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