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Friday, February 13, 2004

Lacrosse team explodes in home opener

The Peachtree City high school lacrosse team exploded with an offensive showcase in its home opener, dominating Oconee 15-1. The team scored three goals in the first five minutes of play and never looked back, positioning themselves as a favorite in The North Georgia Lacrosse League. Although named with the PTC moniker, the team represents many of the high schools in Fayette County.

The scoring was led by attack players David Dye with five goals, Kevin Katerdahl with four and Sean Griffin with one. The much-improved midfielders dominated the flow of the game and also contributed in the scoring, led by captains Brian Rosetti (two goals) and Madison Seward (one goal). Other goals were scored by Adam Boulet and first-year player Stuart Gladney.

 The PTC team moved the ball with proficient passing, as nine different players contributed assists in the game. Face-off specialist Mark Nichols controlled over 77 percent of the draws and Danny Cushing won a key face-off in a “man-up” situation. Goalie Danny Griffin saved all but one shot that scored in the second quarter, protected by a strong defensive effort led by John Gatell, Trevor McCarl and Michell Lentini. On the occasions when the defense took away possession in the PTC end of the field, they cleared the ball extremely well, resulting in many fast-break opportunities.

“Although they were significantly bigger across the board, and very physical, we played a disciplined finesse game,” said Head Coach Mike Muetzel. ”On two different occasions PTC players needed to be assisted from the field due to strong hits, but we just never let up and kept moving the ball to the open player. We played all 31 players in the game, and everyone contributed in a significant way. We are looking forward to our next test, a strong Gwinnett team this Saturday night.”

That game is at 7:30 p.m. under the lights at Riley Field, behind Peachtree City Elementary School. Admission and parking are free. This week also marks the beginning of practice for the youth teams in Fayette County.

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