Park City High School’s boys lacrosse workforce shook off a tough first half in opposition to Skyline on Friday night time and got here out with a vengeance within the second half. Senior John Trahan scored for the Miners early within the interval, and Park City by no means seemed again. The Miners shut out the Eagles within the second half and got here away with a 14-4 win.
“I thought the defense did a great job of locking them down in the second half, which was great,” Park City coach Michael Persky stated. “The Skyline guys came hard on us, they came hard and they were patient. I think they’re a young team, and they’re going to get better. They are a good team, and they’re well-coached.”
Skyline jumped on Park City early and took a 2-0 lead within the first quarter. Park City responded with a pair of objectives, after which junior Riley Mulholland scored to provide the Miners the lead earlier than the tip of the interval. But Park City’s prolific offense struggled to interrupt down Skyline’s zone protection early, and the Miners led simply 5-4 by the point the horn sounded for halftime.
During the break, Park City made some changes to its assault, and it paid off instantly for the Miners. They scored six objectives within the third quarter to show what was beforehand a good sport right into a rout.
“When we run into a zone, the simple thing to do is always a wheel,” stated junior Jack Ronan, who had two objectives for Park City on Friday. “We just kind of tweaked that up and added cuts down the middle. And we back-cut our guys all the time, and the crease was wide open, so we kind of took advantage of that.”
Sophomore Brendan Johnson performed a big function in breaking down Skyline’s protection within the second half. Johnson had seven assists within the sport, and a number of other got here in that flurry of objectives within the third quarter. Johnson ended up scoring a objective as nicely.
“We needed to adjust,” Persky stated. “We needed to get Brendan into position where he could do what he does really well, which is see the field and move the ball. He stepped up and did a really good job. He was patient, he was accurate and he helped create opportunities that allowed us to put the points up that we needed.”
The Miners added three extra objectives within the fourth quarter to finish the 14-4 win. Park City’s 14 objectives had been unfold out between 10 gamers, together with a hat trick from Trahan and two extra objectives from his brother, Jude. Thanks to Johnson’s huge night time, the Miners had 10 assists on the night time.
“Our offense picked it up,” Ronan stated. “Just the zone kind of gets us sometimes. But we figured it out, and I think we pulled it out. That was pretty good.”
After a troublesome 14-12 loss to undefeated Olympus in Park City’s earlier sport, it was essential to the Miners to return out of Friday’s sport with a win. The loss to the Titans is Park City’s solely loss in its final seven video games. The Miners have two video games in opposition to Timpview and East to shut out the season on Thursday and Friday, respectively.
“(Olympus) was a letdown, we can’t have any more,” Persky stated. “We’re in region play, we’re battling for No. 2 in the region, we’ve got to keep playing hard.”