Author: Mike Zima

Fleming Island Peaking for Playoffs, Dismantles Maclay

Fleming Island Peaking for Playoffs, Dismantles Maclay

FHSAA, Men's Lacrosse
Above:  Maclay’s Evan Oakley (15) cannot prevent Devan Marquis from scoring one of his four goals. Photo by Ray DiMonda. By Mike Zima, Correspondent For the second consecutive night, Patrick Schreiber and Devan Marquis each scored four goals, leading surging Fleming Island to an 11-5 drubbing of visiting Tallahassee Maclay in a non-district game Friday night. Schreiber gave the Golden Eagles a shot of adrenalin with three first quarter goals. Seeming to always be in the right place at the right time, the sophomore shoveled in a rebound, was the first player to get a stick on a ground ball just outside the Maclay crease—which he promptly deposited into the opposite corner of the net— and scored by shooting left-handed through three defenders while running laterally to the g
Golden Eagles Paste Providence

Golden Eagles Paste Providence

FHSAA, Men's Lacrosse
Above:  Fleming Island sophomore Patrick Schreiber (5) shoots from behind his back while Providence goaltender Wyatt Peninger defends.  The shot hit the post. Photo by Ray DiMonda. A suffocating defense and four goals apiece from Patrick Schreiber and Devan Marquis powered host Fleming Island over Jacksonville Providence 14-6 Thursday night. Fittingly led on Senior Night by fourth year players Isaak Funyak and Andy Zima, the Golden Eagles defenders clung to the Stallions like neck pillows, making every clear perilous for the Stallions. “I told them, ‘Ground balls and aggressive riding wins lacrosse games,’” said Fleming Island coach John Hawley. “We dominated ground balls. I want to single out Isaac Funyak and Andy Zima for their hustle and their ground balls, especially off of fa
Patient Fleming Island Tops Palm Coast Matanzas

Patient Fleming Island Tops Palm Coast Matanzas

FHSAA, Men's Lacrosse
Above: Fleming Island's Patrick Schreiber (5), shown here in action earlier this season, had four goals and three assists to lead the Golden Eagles.  Photo by Ray DiMonda. By Mike Zima, Correspondent Attack Patrick Schreiber and middie Devan Marquis scored four goals apiece as host Fleming Island ran away from Palm Coast Matanzas 16-12 in FHSAA action Thursday night. Schreiber opened the scoring off a feed from Jack Hawley and had a hat trick in the first half as the Golden Eagles gradually seized control, carrying an 8-4 lead into intermission.  The sophomore also led all players with three assists, two to his brother Danny Schreiber on the opposite side of the crease. The Pirates outshot Fleming Island 38-36, but most of Matanzas’ volleys were fired from long distance, while
Porazzo Shines as Fleming Island Girls Tame Bolles

Porazzo Shines as Fleming Island Girls Tame Bolles

FHSAA, FHSAA, Women's Lacrosse
Above: Fleming Island goalie Patricia Volz makes a save on a shot by Bolles middie Kate Delay (4) as Rose Fay (21) looks on.  Photo by Ray DiMonda. By Mike Zima, Correspondent Gina Porazzo scored five goals while freshman goalie Patricia Volz made nine saves to lead visiting Fleming Island to a 17-6 romp over Jacksonville Bolles in a non-district game Tuesday night. “Gina had her best night ever,” Fleming Island coach Clint Lyons said of Porazzo, who moved to Fleming Island last spring and is in her first season for the Golden Eagles. Porazzo displayed a variety of moves, twice rushing the crease from behind the goal and beating Bulldogs goalie Leann Watson with bounce shots.  Two other times she outran defenders down the right alley to convert uncontested shots from cl
Jacksonville Bolles Gets Back on Track with Win over Fleming Island

Jacksonville Bolles Gets Back on Track with Win over Fleming Island

FHSAA, Men's Lacrosse
Above: Bolles' Max Cussens (7), who led all scorers with four goals, and Jack Munoz (4) chase Fleming Island's Devan Marquis as he crosses midfield Tuesday night. Photo by Ray DiMonda. By Mike Zima, Correspondent Junior middie Max Cussens scored four goals, enabling Jacksonville Bolles to extend its mastery of Fleming Island, as the host Bulldogs broke open a tense game in the fourth quarter to down the Golden Eagles 12-7 Tuesday night. Cussens opened the scoring with a bounce shot while running laterally, gave Bolles the lead for good on a left-handed drive from the left wing, and added a long distance shot from the top left corner of the box for good measure. Fleming Island led 5-3 halfway through the third quarter, but Bolles scored seven consecutive goals over the next 13 m
Gainesville Oak Hall Serves Notice with Win over Fleming Island

Gainesville Oak Hall Serves Notice with Win over Fleming Island

FHSAA, Men's Lacrosse
Photo by Ray DiMonda. Fleming Island's Jack Hawley (#16), shown here in action earlier this season, scored two goals and had two assists Friday night. Someone might want to check the stick of Gainesville Oak Hall’s Jacob Hicks.  The way the sophomore scooped up faceoffs at Fleming Island Friday night, he may be playing with a vacuum attachment. Hicks gained control for the visitors on 17 of 20 ball drops to lead the Eagles to a 10-8 victory over the Golden Eagles.  Thanks to the sophomore’s dominance at the dot, the Eagles outshot Fleming Island 42-22. “That was definitely one of the factors,” Fleming Island coach John Hawley said of the faceoff disparity. Senior middie Chris Anderson took advantage of the opportunities provided by Hicks, scoring a team-high three goals. Seven
Dominant Third Quarter Lifts Fleming Island to District 6 Win over Bartram Trail

Dominant Third Quarter Lifts Fleming Island to District 6 Win over Bartram Trail

FHSAA, Men's Lacrosse
By Mike Zima, Correspondent Attack Patrick Schreiber scored three goals and had five assists as Fleming Island pulled away from host Bartram Trail for a 12-8 District 8 victory Thursday night. Schreiber scored his hat trick in the first 16 minutes of the game.  He came from behind the goal to snare a pass from Jack Hawley as Hawley drove towards the goal and flipped a quick shot past the Bears’ Kellen Harp to give Fleming Island a 5-1 lead with 8:33 remaining in the first half. Schreiber spent the second half feeding his teammates.  Drawing the defense to himself by feinting towards the goal from his spot on the left side of the goal, the sophomore threaded passes through Bartram Trail’s defense for conversions from the upper right side.  Devan Marquis, who led all scorers wit