PCHS girls’ lacrosse: Park City, Jordan split outings
The Park City High School girls’ junior varsity lacrosse team traveled to Salt Lake to take on Jordan in its first game of the season Tuesday.
The writing was on the wall for Jordan when the Park City junior varsity girls hollered out their pre-game cheer. Fans were likely unsure of what was being chanted, but from the sidelines the girls looked and sounded energized and ready to have a blast.
That they did.
Led by head coach James Tautkus and assistant coach Kate Simonds, Park City scored 12 goals while holding the Jordan junior varsity squad to only one.
Every coach dreams of having multiple weapons on offense and the young squad delivered. Goals were scored by Mina Berglund (three), Megan Lee (two), Ellie Burton (two), Jessica Kearn (one), Maddie Hubbard, who was returning to lacrosse after a year-long injury (one), Autumn Alden (one), Sierra Wakefield (one), and Lolo Frost (one).
Chasing down grounders, assisting on goals scored, and working the critical transition part of the game were Maime Graham, Maike Wells, Kendall Derber, and J’amy VandeVeur. Defending the cage was rookie goalie Sierra Deimling, and she did a rockin’ job, swatting away six shots and directing her defenders, Kate Cier, Tess Holbrook, and Luisa Frankenburg, who kept the Jordan offense at bay.
Missing from the field, but cheering on the team with her big smile, was powerful defender Georgia Guyer, who injured her ankle during pre-game warm-up.
On the other hand, the Park City girls’ varsity team lost to Jordan 13-7. Park City was up 5-4 at half but struggled on both ends of the field during the second half.
The Miners are confident they have the talent to play better and are resolved to perform with better focus during the Gathering of the Tribes tournament this weekend. The schedule called for the Park City varsity to play Friday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. (after this issue went to press) and Saturday at noon at Redwood Road Park. The JV girls were scheduled to play at the Equestrian Center Friday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
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