Park City Miners Rundown
September 29, 2009
The Park City High School varsity volleyball team beat Union 3-1 on Sept. 24 at Union. The Miners’ Lizzy Silverstein had 19 kills, Courtney Hoyt had 8 kills, Kelsi Vik had 6 kills, Jo Karz had 6 kills and Melissa Emerson had 31 assists. The girls will play at Carbon on Oct. 6.
Tennis The tennis varsity team lost 3-2 at Viewmont, a top 4A school, on Sept. 23. Park City’s number 1 singles player Stormy Dvorak won 6-3, 6-0. Number 2 Alex Oriente won 6-4, 6-2. Number 3 Heidi Reighard lost 6-0, 6-1. The number 1 doubles team of Jesika Frain and Dale Scudder lost 6-1, 6-2. The number 2 doubles team of Maddy Farnsworth and Emily Gardiner lost 5-7, 6-2, 6-3. Coach Lori McMahon said the team had has been focusing on moving and following the ball at the net. She said the girls are learning to be more aggressive, placing the ball better and having a more positive attitude on the court. At the Northern Divisional Tournament at Liberty Park on Sept. 26, Dvorak went up against a powerful senior from Judge, Mikelle Mancini. Dvorak lost 6-0, 6-1, but will go into State with a second-place seeding from the North Division. Oriente had a huge upset win over Juan Diego’s Justine Davis. She won 7-5, 4-6, 6-3. She will go into State with a first-place seeding. Number 3 singles player Sarah Boline came into the match sick, but fought hard and gave it her best shot. She lost to Judge’s Emily Murnin 6-0, 6-1. She goes into State seeded second. Frain and Scudder will go into State seeded second after a loss to Judge. "Our girls came out very aggressive and played better than they did last time they came up against them," McMahon said. "I was impressed by their play and by the fact that they were not intimidated. Judge was just so tough at the net." Farnsworth and Gardiner defeated Morgan, Region 11’s number 1 team, 6-2, 6-4. They have a number 1 seeding at State. The Miners have a practice match at home against Waterford on Sept. 30. They will play at State on Oct. 9-10 at BYU. "The girls are psyched and ready for State," McMahon said. "They have the talent to do extremely well. Our goal as coaches is to keep them positive and on top of their game every day from here on out."
Soccer The Miners defeated American Leadership Academy 8-0 at home on Sept. 22. Goal scorers were Hailey Rockwood, Rachael Papez, Rachael Ritter, Julia Kranstover, Allison Modrovsky, Bethany Kanten and Brittainy Gebo. On Sept. 24, they held their first place ranking in Region 10 by tying Wasatch 0-0 in overtime. "It was a hard fought match where both teams performed well," Coach Chip Cook said. "The Miners created a lot of really strong scoring opportunities but were unable to connect."
Cross-country The girls’ cross-country varsity team won the Orem Kiwanis Invitational at Utah Valley University by an incredible margin with a score of 41. The next closest score out of 40 teams was 130. The girls’ record is now 118-0. The boy’s varsity team also won the 3A division, as did both junior varsity teams. Gillian Gorelik was the overall winner of the race with Rebecca Cunningham coming in fourth and McKenzie Snyder in fifth.
Compiled by Jen Watkins, Park Record