Park City lacrosse broke its scoring record in 28-1 mauling of Viewmont
The Park City boys lacrosse team recorded its highest scoring spring game in recent memory, notching a 28-1 beatdown of Viewmont on Saturday at the Legacy Events Center in Farmington.
The win is the highest scoring game since the team switched to its current website, which keeps records dating back to 2013.
“That’s a rare thing, really,” Miners head coach Brian Bilzi said. “The team we played; I don’t know what to say. It’s new, it’s a little disorganized. We don’t like to do that to teams.”
The Miners scored 11 unanswered goals in the first quarter, then nine more in the second while allowing only one from the Vikings, leading 20-1 at halftime.
Bilzi said the team cycled through its entire roster over the course of the game.
“The way our season started, we weren’t able to get new guys in,” Bilzi said. “Once they get in it, it’s not really fair to them to tell them to hold back too much just because the other team isn’t within snuff.”
Eleven Miners scored during the game: Connor Monson (7), Dylan Bauer (5), Thomas Vandenberg (3), Tyler Vendetti (3), Cole Ward (2), Ketch Schueler (2), Kirby Baynes (1), Brady Baumann (1), Connor Hales (1), Alex Fugate (1) and Henry Silverman (1).
Some of the Miners’ other high-scoring games include a 21-7 win over Logan at home last season, a 20-2 win in Novato, California, over Novato in 2017, a 21-0 win over Wasatch in 2016, and an 18-2 win over Jordan at home in 2015, when the team had three 18-point games. Until Saturday, there was no online record of the Miners scoring a 28-goal game, and their highest winning goal differential was 21 points. The team has existed since 1994, but rose to its current power more recently, said Jeff Brzoska, who helps maintain records on the team’s website.
The Miners will travel east to play Cherry Creek Colorado at Stutler Stadium in Greenwood Village, Colorado, on Thursday at 8 p.m. in what is expected to be a much more competitive matchup.
According to Bilzi, Cherry Creek is one of the best teams in the Mountain West.
“We’re really hoping to make a statement against those guys,” he said. “If we can get a good showing that will be huge for our program and Utah, so hopefully we can get it done.”
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The Miners ended up on the wrong side of a close game on senior night but are still fighting for playoff seeding.