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ATS – Wells’ Sun-Sentinel Coverage of the STA-Benjamin Boy’s Semifinal!

ATS – Wells’ Sun-Sentinel Coverage of the STA-Benjamin Boy’s Semifinal!

Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Southeast Boys
photo via Jim Rassol for the Sun-Sentinel Benjamin had the momentum until one sequence knocked the wind out of the Buccaneers’ sails.After battling back from a five-goal deficit, the Bucs pulled within one goal of St. Thomas Aquinas, at 8-7, with less than 40 seconds in the third quarter.But in a sequence that summed up the day, St. Thomas found a way to deliver when it needed a play and Benjamin just couldn’t finish.Raiders midfielder CJ Borodiak took advantage of a Bucs dropped pass, battled for the ground ball and hit a sprinting Nick Yovino in stride to turn Benjamin’s possession the other way. In a perfectly executed fast-break, Yovino dished to Kevin Crowley, who then found a wide-open Jimmy Harrington on the crease for the goal.STA held on Friday, outlas...
ATS – Wells’ Sun-Sentinel Coverage of STA’s Girls Win Over Barron Collier in the Semis!

ATS – Wells’ Sun-Sentinel Coverage of STA’s Girls Win Over Barron Collier in the Semis!

Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Southeast Girls, Tampa/Treasure Coast Girls
photo via Jim Rassol for the Sun-Sentinel Excerpt:Down two goals with less than eight minutes to play, St. Thomas Aquinas didn’t panic.Just a week earlier, the Raiders’ girls lacrosse team found itself in a similar predicament, trailing American Heritage-Delray by three goals in the second half. St. Thomas rallied to force overtime and beat the Stallions in the regional finals.Playing in their first state semifinal Friday against Naples Barron Collier, the Raiders needed a spark once again to keep their dream season alive on a sweltering, sunny day at Jupiter High School.Once again, St. Thomas wouldn’t be denied.Trailing 9-7 with 7:30 left, St. Thomas scored the final five goals in the contest to knock off the Cougars, 12-9, and advance to Saturday’s state ...
We’re Back Online!  Lake Mary vs LHP in the Semis!

We’re Back Online! Lake Mary vs LHP in the Semis!

Central Boys, Florida Lacrosse News, High School
 Okay, we just got back online!Lucas Kott at 10:06 to make 1-0 LHPLM with the faceoffA save and LHP on offenseMartin from Cisneros on the left wing at 7:04 for the 2-0 leadShassian with the faceoff and LM sets upRagault with the wide bounce shotBoth teams turn it over and LM sets upFess turns away the Ragault shot and LHP forces the turnoverKott with the left wing left hand shot to the low right for 3-0 LHP at 3:55 Lake Mary breaks through for the 3-1 deficit at 3:14 on the left wing by MumpowerLHP wins a scramble for the faceoff and calls time out with 3:03 leftLake Mary strips the ball and draws the 30-second push, free clear and man upMumpower fires wide, Another shot wide and Ragault wins the raceLake mary bad pa...
Live Blog of Ponte Vedra and Bishop Moore Girls’ Semifinals!

Live Blog of Ponte Vedra and Bishop Moore Girls’ Semifinals!

Central Girls, Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Northern Girls
 Getting ready for the second game and the crowd is still coming inPonte Vedra looking for a return trip to the finals and Bishop Moore looking for their first final!PV with the drawWatson with the early goal at 24:37 for PV for the early 1-0 lead on a low left shotJean Kachris ties it for BM 7 seconds later after wining the loose ball.PV with the drawBM goalie Alexander with the saveTurnover BMFast break ends in a one on one save by Alexander! BM Stricker finds Hoffman on the crease for the 2-1 lead at 21:10BM gains control againTurnover on a middle pass leads to a fast break that is turned asideBM with the ground ball but turns it over at the mid lineShot wide by PV and they turn it over in frontStricker goes down ...
Lee’s Live Blogging At the Final Four!  Game 1 – BC and STA Girls!

Lee’s Live Blogging At the Final Four! Game 1 – BC and STA Girls!

Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Southeast Girls, Tampa/Treasure Coast Girls
 Welcome to the FLN coverage of the Final Four in Jupiter! Wea re waiting for the first game, which will be the Girl's matchup of Barron Collier and St. Thomas Aquinas!It is very warm and humid today and it will likely have an effect given how cool the spring has been so far.A turf field will also contribute to the humidity. STA with the opening drawBeekhuizen at 24:00 left in the first half for the 1-0 STA lead off the penalty free positionBC gets the next faceoff but turns it over on the fast breakBeekhuizen again presses the issue and draws the whistleSTA over the netKelly from Preston at 21:48 to make it 2-0 STA on the drawBeekhuizen again on the freeposition at 21:01 for 3-0 and BC needs to turn momentum ...
US Lacrosse North Florida Chapter Announces AA’s and Award Winners!

US Lacrosse North Florida Chapter Announces AA’s and Award Winners!

Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Northern Boys
via Twitter For the 2017 scholastic season, US Lacrosse allotted seven All Americans and seven All Academic awards to the North Florida boys' award area, which encompasses 45 high school teams.  The North Florida area boys' award process was led by the Men's Game Area Chair Tom West.  In addition to the All American, All Academic, Bob Scott and Coach of the Year Awards, the North Florida area coaches also selected their Assistant Coach of the Year and Man of the Year awards.  Congratulations to the following 2017 award winners! 2017 Boys High School All Americans Andrew O'Dare - Senior - Ponte Vedra - Towson University  Clay Welch - Senior - Ponte Vedra - Mercer University  Gray King - Senior - The B...
US Lacrosse South Florida Region Announces All Americans and Coach of the Year!

US Lacrosse South Florida Region Announces All Americans and Coach of the Year!

Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Southeast Boys
 Participants have confirmed that ten players have been named All Americans this year in the voting conducted by the region's coaches.In addition Benjamin's Shane Rye has been honored with Coach of the Year by his peers!  Congrats to him and the players!  Three nominees are from defending state champions St. Thomas Aquinas . . . Kevin Crowley Jimmy Harrington (kind of wonder if this is the first time in Florida history that two second grade classmates were named AA together . . . ) Joey Guglielmo Then we have two Oxbridge players Christian Tomei Terrell Seabrooks And one each from 5 different schools Christian Cropp of Benja...