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Park City Breaks Championship Curse, Beats Riverton 11-8

Girls D-I FinalThe Riverton Silverwolves and the Park City Miners seemed to be on a collision course all year. Riverton beat Brighton in overtime to get to the championship. Park City defeated Juan Diego to punch their ticket to their third straight state championship. Park City defeated Riverton by a score of 11-8.
The game started with Park City getting the first goal of the game by Marina Mayo. Mayo added the very next goal to go up by two. Riverton wasn’t going to let it Park City pull away and they were able to get a goal by Avree Frost. Just a minute later Paige Rutledge tied it up at two. Riverton was able to get their first lead of the game when Morgan Frampton slotted one home.
Park City showed just how quickly they could score when they scored three straight goals in under three minutes. Down two goals, Silverwolf Katie Oka brought the score within one with only 2:50 left to play. Shania Fuller was able to get a goal with only 13 seconds left in the half to tie the game up at five goals apiece.
The beginning of the second half started with Marina Mayo getting her third goal of the game to give Park City a one goal lead. Rutledge grabbed one back one minute later. Dani Lecher of Park City and Kelsey Brown traded goals to keep the score tied at seven. Riverton grabbed another lead on a goal by Rutledge. Park City grabbed a goal back by Hannah Hyatt to tie the game back up. Kenna Tychsen scored a nice goal to take the lead with 11:53 left in the game. Mayo kicked it into high gear and scored two more goals in a row to put Park City up 11-8.
Park City was able to get control of the ball and go into a stall with just over three minutes left in the game. The stall for the Miners was executed excellent and they were able to close out the game and secure their state championship title.
“We struggled all season with starting flat,” said Park City Head Coach Amy Hafets. “We talked about staying composed and not making mistakes. We knew we were going to face adversity but we handled it well.”
Park City controlled 16 of 21 draws while Riverton controlled 5. Mikala Anderson had 8 saves while Mireia Calaf had 3 saves.
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