There are times during a season when a winning team needs to find a way to win an ugly game and on Thursday night that certainly was the case with 11th-ranked AH-Plantation and the Patriots rode a strong defensive effort and a dominating faceoff advantage to generate just enough offense to find their way past a game Bolles Bulldog squad. Both teams struggled offensively, and even clears were heavily contested. Shooting was off some too, as defenders were able to get on the hands well and when shots got through both goalies (AH-P's Jake Marek and Bolles' Destin Kirby) stood tall, with 21 saves between them versus the 12 goals scored. And only 33 of the 61 shots attempted by both teams hit the cage. And as you would expect in a game like this, goal scoring came at a premium
via our Submit Game Recap feature! https://youtu.be/p-AErE5SuB4 Scores by Quarter Kings- 6 - 3 - 1 - 3 IMG Varsity - 0 - 2 - 4 - 3 Leading Scorers per Team Kings Leading Scorers for the Game was Trace Hogan with 6 goals and 3 assists along with Aiden Aitkin's 4 goals Goalies and Number of Saves Kings goalie Tommy Null had 11 saves in the game Noteworthy events during game This game was started with Kings putting in 6 goals in the first quarter to IMG'S 0. IMG won the goal +/- by 2 goals the last 3 quarters of the game, but with Kings's fast start, it proved to be too much to overcome. Kings Defense played a huge role in this game creating turnovers and stopping IMG on several key possessions. Kings Academy on the back end of a 2 gam...
This weekend the Jesuit Classic is being held at Belen Jesuit, starting on Friday and continuing on Saturday. The link to the Belen Jesuit campus is HERE Gonzaga (DC) One of the best programs in America, the Eagles have already defeated Georgetown Prep and lost in OT to McDonogh and by 2 goals to Boys' Latin. Dallas Jesuit One of the top programs in Texas, but had a bit of a down year for them last year, including dropping a game to Gonzaga on a visit to Washington D.C. Fordham Prep Has come on strong the past few years as a program and last year was competitive with many of the best teams in NY. They are ranked #4 in the Lower Hudson Valley coming into this year: LINK Canisius HS Canisius comes from the Buffalo area and look
photos by Jeff Horwitz Dust Ball 2019 . . . Beach Classic 2019 would work too. These two teams already produce close games when played on the turf. Now we can add another surface. The field did not help last night's game . . . we'll just leave it at that. These two teams are full of kids who know each other well from club play and that usually means the one on one is less effective and the team play takes over. Stoneman's top offensive talent Tommy Frank is not available for this stretch and that also contributed to the loss, but when the game was on the line it was the law firm of Yellin, Servoss, Lehrman & Oletsky that came through in the fourth period for PC. Both teams had chances to pull away in the game but there was a level of sloppiness not normally seen with these two p
Pictures provided by Ted Swoboda! 19 straight faceoff losses to end a game usually spells a problem and usually spells a loss, but somehow it hasn't bit #1 Oxbridge yet. Less than a week after defeating then #1 Jupiter in spite of that 16-2 faceoff disadvantage, they replicated the result last night while losing 22 of the 25 draws taken. Playing for the first time at STA since the dramatic 2OT loss two years ago in the FHSAA second round, the Thunderwolves rode a fast start, an efficient offense, solid defense and another strong Christian Tomei game in cage (15 saves - 65%), with a sloppy STA first half, to get out to a commanding lead and hold off the Raiders in a Top 5 matchup last night at Brian Piccolo Field. The balanced Oxbridge offense was led by Reece Riccardo's 6
I don't call this the BDDFIF* for nothing and last night's regular season preview certainly did nothing to dampen the atmosphere of what is coming in mid-April. There is something completely different when these two go at it. Before the game, while talking to Benjamin Head coach Peter Cordrey, I asked him how he prepared and he gave me the normal coach-talk about studying films, etc. After the game, even before I interviewed him on Periscope, I said something simple to him: "It's a little different live with this one than on film, isn't it"? The look on his face told the tale. I hope that every lacrosse fan in this state has an opportunity to watch these two teams go at it and certainly be able to watch from fairly close to the field. Benjamin's stadium is pretty much per
Author's Note: Might as well get this out of the way before the game recap so a) I won't be accused of burying it at the end of the story and b) because this is beneath adulthood. After the game was over an SA attendee utilized a crude epitaph concerning a body part on a Cardinal Mooney mother. Having watched games from the stands at SA since 2007, and knowing a lot of parents for many years, I know that 99+% of SA parents since 2007 would be appalled at the incident. There is no excuse for sinking this low. I've been told that the SA Administration is investigating and a likely disciplinary action is under discussion. A PA announcement is made every game at SA (and I know the administrators there take it very seriously) and that call for sportsmanship needs to be inclusive of player