Friday, March 26, 2004
Lacrosse squad moves to 8-0
The Peachtree City high school lacrosse team continued its unbeaten streak last weekend at home, winning 13-0 over Tucker and 9-6 over Gwinnett.
It was a clean sweep for PTC lacrosse programs on Riley Field last Saturday. The 13-under and 15-under teams both won key youth league games over Tucker, along with the high school squads dominating performance.
Madison Seward led the scoring with six goals while fellow captain Brian Rossetti and Sean Griffin each scored three times. Also contributing with goals and assists were Seth Boulet, John Fleisch, Danny Cushing, and David Dye. PTC dominated in the game every category with Dan Griffin and his defensive teammates recording their second shutout of the year, a new record for PTC Lacrosse.
In Sundays matchup against a powerful Gwinnett squad, the heralded offense found a much tougher opponent. PTC played extremely well in the first half, leading 8-1 at the intermission. Mark Nichols had another strong game, controlling over 70 percent of the face-offs.
Gwinnett began to silence the home fans with a strong comeback in the second half, shutting down the PTC offense and controlling the momentum. With most of the second half action in their defensive end, PTC hung on for the win.
Gwinnett is tough; the kids just played with so much heart in the face of adversity, commented Head Coach Mike Muetzel. At this point every team is looking at us as the game of the year, and occasionally we bend but so far we have had enough strength as a team to come out on top. The kids have really worked hard.
Sean Griffin, David Dye, and Madison Seward scored two goals each, with additional goals by Brian Rossetti, Adam Boulet, and Justin Tinker. Senior Brian McDonald led the team in the important category of ground balls.
PTC remains the number-one ranked high school club team in the state as they travel to Roswell this Sunday to take on the Titans.