PCHS boys’ LAX holds on against Alta
March 29, 2016
The Park City High School boys’ lacrosse team found itself locked in a tight battle heading into the fourth quarter of Friday night’s game against Alta at Dozier Field.
The Miners took a 2-1 lead in the first quarter and held onto that advantage entering halftime following a scoreless second quarter. In the third quarter, both squads notched three goals, sending the game into the fourth with the Miners clinging to a narrow 5-4 lead.
In the final quarter of play, Park City pulled away from its opponent, scoring three goals to Alta’s one and earning an 8-5 victory.
Jackson Burton led the way for the Miners’ attack, putting six shots on goal and scoring four times. Beau Pederson scored twice and had one assist and Griffin Seifert and Jacob Tychsen each scored once in the win. Aiden Christensen also contributed with one assist.
Goalkeeper Sheridan Buchholz continued his strong season, stopping nine of the 14 shots he faced for a .643 save percentage. His Alta counterpart faced 23 shots on goal and made 15 saves, good for a .652 save percentage.
"[Buchholz] has been seeing the ball and saving the ball at an incredible rate," Park City Coach Nick Gradinger said in a previous interview with The Park Record. "We don’t take him for granted."
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Though Buchholz had a strong performance in goal, the Miners benefited from extra possessions. Burton won 10 of his 12 faceoffs and Eli Levine won one of two faceoffs.
Park City’s next home game is scheduled for Wednesday, March 30. The Miners will take on Corner Canyon in a rematch of last year’s state championship game, which Corner Canyon won 9-8. The game will begin at 6:15 p.m. at Dozier Field.
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