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Boys: No. 7 Park City Beats Skyline For First Salt Lake Conference Win

The No.7 Park City Miners took down the Skyline Eagles 13-6 on Friday to earn a valuable win over a tough conference opponent.
Skyline dropped to 2-4 on the season after struggling to keep up with a more aggressive Park City team.

Senior Attackmen Griffin Perkiel got the scoring started for Park City in the first quarter after pushing a hard fought ground ball situation towards the cage and finishing strong on the crease.  Skyline answered back on an extra man situation with a slick pass from Junior Midfielder Kyle Jessee to Junior Attackmen David Bicker to tie the game at 1-1.
Skyline and Park City looked like two teams that matched up well on the physical end after playing it tight for the first few minutes.  Park City locked the game down though, to score the next 6 goals leading 7-1 at the half. Skyline had fallen in to their bad habit of unforced turnovers that have hurt them in past games with 6 in the first quarter. It didn’t help the Eagles that Park City’s Junior Goalie Peter Hoburg played an excellent second quarter either, stopping all 6 shots on goal.
Skyline looked determined to get back in to the contest with the first goal of the second half coming from Freshman Midfielder Ian Kadish to cut the lead to 5.  Park City was not interested in a close game, scoring the next 4 goals to push the score to 11-2 after three quarters.
The Eagles made a strong push towards the end of the game to try to close the gap but fell short.  Skyline won the fourth after scoring 4 goals to PC’s 2 but it wasn’t enough to get the “big W”.
Park City was Led by Perkiel who had 3 Goals throughout the game.  Junior Attackmen Chris Boland and Junior Midfielder Jake Gutman each had 2 goals and 1 assist for PC.  The Miners also had a good showing from Freshman Attackmen Carson Dutkanych who scored 2 of his own.
Skylines Senior Goalie Mitchel Ryan had a tough contest, saving 12 of 25 total shots on cage.  Skyline was led by their “Freshman Phenom” Middie Kadish who had 3 total goals, with Junior Attackmen Bicker scoring 2.
Skyline and Park City are very different teams at this point in the season.  Skyline is a young team with plenty of raw talent that needs to grow together. The Eagles have struggled scoring more than 10 goals a game, and will need to find find out who their offensive weapons are before challenging in a strong conference.  Park City is a team that is ready to show off their aggressive style of play and let their upperclassmen take control of games.
Park City Moves on to play No. 5 Copper Hills on Monday in Park City, for their first game at home against a tough opponent.
When asked about Copper Hills, Park City’s Head Coach Rich Levi said, “They are a very good team, and they’ll probably be a playoff team.  This season we are really gunnin’ for playoff teams, we think it’s a real treat for us.  We know were going to get tested Monday night and were going to keep getting better.”
Skyline will play No. 2 Judge on Wednesday at Big Cottonwood Park in Salt Lake City, facing their second top 10 ranked D1 opponent in a week.
Did You Know?
The Salt Lake Conference has 4 of the top 7 Ranked teams in the Prodigy Coach Poll, including No.1 and No.2

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