The Skyline Eagles took the field and upset the Park City Miners Thursday night 13-9.
“ThisÂ win was a huge weight off our shoulders. After losing to Olympus it wasÂ tough to know what we would be in for against PC,” said Skyline CoachÂ Amy Erickson.Â “Both teams were playing well at the beginning but whenÂ we came back from half time you could tell PC was anxious to play betterÂ than they had in the first half.Â Our defense and athletic ability keptÂ them away from the goal, and kept the ball in our possession.Â It isÂ what got us the win.”
ParkÂ City started out with a quick goal from Katie Baker a minute and a halfÂ into the contest. The Miners’ Meghan Kellner quickly followed up withÂ another. The game went end to end for a while with errant passes, andÂ great defensive turn-overs by both teams.Â At 15:37 to go in the halfÂ McKlain Huntsman started a five goal run for Skyline with goals by MollyÂ Arnold and Anna Ferreira.Â An offsides call gave Park City a nice 5v4Â advantage set-up and Katie Baker quickly responded back with two goals.Â Skylines’ Anna Ferreira, Mikelle Stephenson, and Annie Glenn then tackedÂ another goal each the the board in the last two minutes of the half,Â putting them at an 8-4 lead going into the second half.
SkylineÂ came out in the second half with three more goals by Stephenson,Â Arnold, and Annie Glenn.Â With 16:54 remaining on the game, Park City’sÂ Sam Meyer scored off of a beautiful assist by Katie Baker.Â Less than aÂ minute later, Baker with another assist to Kellner.Â Skyline made a fewÂ attempts in the the scoring area only to meet some great defensiveÂ shut-downs by Sierra Schlag and Katie Coleman.Â At 9:45 to go, KellnerÂ got another point on the board, putting Park City behind 7-11.Â Â Skylines’ Anna Ferreira answered back with a quick goal.Â And with 6:10Â to go Park City’s Katie Baker scored her fourth goal of the game.Â WithÂ the score at 8-12 for Skyline, the game is still anyones game.Â TheÂ game started to get a little more physical, as both teams wereÂ scrambling for possession.Â Skyline was issued two yellow cards, one toÂ Hailey Schiff for a check to the head, and the other McKlain HuntsmanÂ for rough play. With Skyline down two players for the remainder of theÂ game, they still managed to maintain possession. Each team… MaddieÂ Haynes for Park City, and Anna Ferreira for Skyline scored another goalÂ in the last two minutes of the match, ending in a 13-9 victory forÂ Skyline.
FerreiraÂ led Skyline with five goals, Arnold with three, Glenn and StephensonÂ each with two, and Huntsman with one.Â Morgan Ryan was in goal with sixÂ saves.
BakerÂ led the Miners with four goals, Kellner with three, and Meyer andÂ Haynes with one each.Â Ashley Peabody was in goal with 13 saves.
EricksonÂ added, “The girls decide as a team what is going to happen when theyÂ step on the field, and last night it was obvious that they had decidedÂ they were going to win. They played beautifully, although it wasn’tÂ their normal run of play; They thought quickly and moved the ballÂ creatively to throw off PC’s amazing transitions. Coach Caffee and I areÂ so excited for these girls and can’t wait to continue to play for ourÂ chance in play-offs. It was a great game!”