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ULN Dispatch – 05.03.2015

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High School
– The brackets are set! Well, there is still one game that determines in the No. 4 seed in the Girls D-II North. Here are the specific playoff pages for each league/class/division. UHSLL A | UHSLL B | UHSLL C | ULA D-I | ULA D-II – Game times for the boys will be updated as they come.
– As with the end of every season, the coaching carousel has begun. The Olympus girls and Pleasant Grove boys are looking for a new head coach. Westlake head coach Steve Nelson has resigned and will be coached by Mitch Francis during the playoffs. Be sure to check out the Job Openings page for more information.
– There was still some great action last week that ended the season on a high note:
– Park City Varsity looked to finish undefeated (in-state) Friday night for the first time in school history against a school they had not beaten since 2005. In the end the Dozier Field scoreboard read PC 13 Brighton 10. In a game that went back and forth for 3 quarters, the Miners finally put away Brighton in the 4th quarter on the back of Freshman Beau Pederson. Pederson (4g 1a) scored 3 of his 4 goals in the final quarter to help put PC up by 5 with 3 minutes to go before Brighton made a late little run to close the gap. The Brighton defense shut-off PC’s leading scorer Kolton Atkinson with Nathan Kenney and Aaron Nakamura so the Miners had to find scoring from some unlikely sources and some old reliables. Cole Flinders (2g 1a), Trent Clifford (2g), JJ Pickard (2g), Tucker Mirams (1g 2a), Rhino Smith (1g 1a), and Chad Merrick (1g) all recorded points on the night. Jackson Burton had another 70%+ winning percentage facing-off (18 for 25).  Ian Sime stood strong between the pipes making 11 saves. While the defense had a few breakdowns against the fast paced Brighton attack, Chase Flinders, Tobin Greenwald, Jeff Turner, and Josh Hales turned in strong performances when it counted to seal the win. PC finished the regular season 18-1 (12-0 in-state) and secured the #1 seed for the Class A playoffs that begin this Wednesday.
– Park City JV had the early game on Friday and helped set the tone for the day as they saved their best game of the year for last. Out to get revenge for an early season loss to the Brighton JV (14-9) the team jumped all over the visitors from the first whistle building a 5-0 lead and never letting the Bengals get closer than 2 goals. Alec Olsen (5g 1a) had a monster game and seemed to answer every big Brighton goal with one of his own. Kyle Walterson (3g 2a) came up big on the offensive side and dominated at the face-off x. Will McNamara (3g 1a), Levi Pompoco (1g 1a), Gator Olsen (1g 1a), Matty O’Brien (1g 1a), and Sam Addicott (1g) rounded out the scoring. Jack Root went the distance in goal coming up with 10 saves and quarterbacked the clearing game like a seaosned pro. With the win the Park City JV’s finished the year with a 12-2-1 record and a Gathering of the Tribes Championship (first ever) to show for.
– Boys: Corner Canyon beat Juan Diego, 15-6. Chargers attackmen Matt Graney (3 goals, 4 assist) and Harrison Waddoups (5 goals, 2 assists) led the way for Corner Canyon. Tristan Courtney had 3 goals and 1 assist for Juan Diego.
– Boys: Syracuse beat Sky View, 9-8. Jaxon Yocom had 4 goals while Easton Bingham finished with 1 goal and 4 assists for the Titans.
– Boys: Logan beat Weber, 17-13. Brandon Dodd had 6 goals for the Grizzlies.
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– Check out the scores from yesterday or see who is playing today.
– The RMLC playoffs were held on Friday and Saturday in Boulder, Colorado. In D-I, BYU beat Westminster on Friday then fell to Colorado on Saturday in overtime. Recap
– In D-II, Utah State rolled to the title, beating Fort Lewis 19-9 in the championship. Recap
The Ute Women’s lacrosse team learned their opponents recently for the WCLA D-II National Championship starting next week.
Thursday, May 7
10:00 am – No. 2 Utah v. No. 7 St. Benedict
1:30pm – No. 2 Utah v. No. 11 Vermont
The D-II Tournament begins with pool play so the Utes will need to win both games in order to advance.
– The Denver Outlaws take on the Charlotte Hounds on Sunday at 3:00pm. Tim Haslam and Steve Nelson will be at the game live tweeting and showing what an Outlaws game-day experience is all about.
Social Media
– Here are a few of the posts from the weekend:

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