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Something Unique!  Jupiter Middle 8-5 Over Independence Middle!

Something Unique! Jupiter Middle 8-5 Over Independence Middle!

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via Submit Game Recap by Victor Giol FLN's note:  Thanks to Victor for doing something unique here and if others want to mimic this and take a hand at our Submit Game Recap feature for a Middle School game, please do so!  A few pics and remember to feature BOTH teams! Scores by Quarter IMS   1 2 1 1 - 5 JMS   1 2 2 3 - 8 Leading Scorers per Team IMS Dylan Furshman 2G Jackson Hamilton 2G JMS Landon Rasmus 3G David Druhot 3G Goalies and Number of Saves IMS Wade DelPortal 4 saves JMS Kaden Creps 12 saves Noteworthy events during game What happens when you match up two talented middle school lacrosse teams, located less than two miles apart, in the lacrosse hotbed of Jupiter? Answer: A terrific rivalry and matchup which delivers lacrosse at a very high and competitive level. The c...
Ali-Frazier Redux:  #2 AH-Plantation in OT Over #3 King’s Academy 9-8!

Ali-Frazier Redux: #2 AH-Plantation in OT Over #3 King’s Academy 9-8!

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  Stuck that title item due to AH-Plantation Head Coach Chad Moore's comments after the game, as you'll see in the Periscope interview. Last night was something worthy of a Final Four game.  A little of everything. Including a fluke ending that came about probably because of the unique property of the lacrosse ball itself. One of the fascinating things a player learns while playing on a hard surface (or while practicing alone on concrete or similar) is that the lacrosse ball will reverse direction on alternate bounces.  As a little kid I remember something called Superball:   https://youtu.be/m0_PjJBC8gU   Note later in the video that the ball can change directions. I'm waiting for the video to see if it confirms what I saw last night on the OT game w...
Belen Jesuit Honors Late Westminster Christian Captain Last Night

Belen Jesuit Honors Late Westminster Christian Captain Last Night

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  Last night Belen Jesuit traveled to Westminster Christian for a Tuesday game and came away with an expected easy win.  But the real story of last night had nothing to do with the final score but the ceremony held after to the game. For those readers who missed the story, Westminster captain Lucas Alvarez died in a boating crash prior to the season: https://www.floridalacrossenews.com/sad-news-westminster-christian-captain-lucas-alvarez-dies-in-boat-crash/   The Belen lacrosse community, headed by Head Coach Alan Bellando, presented a special jersey to Westminster, with #6, Lucas' Westminster uniform number.   https://www.instagram.com/p/B9SlqrdnRzK/?igshid=15tfe9eja1x45 Our lacrosse community in Florida always looks to take care of their own, as we ...
The Day Just Felt Right; Immokalee With the 10-6 Road Win Over Pompano Beach!

The Day Just Felt Right; Immokalee With the 10-6 Road Win Over Pompano Beach!

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photos by Seth Green   A crisp, cool Saturday afternoon in the old section of Pompano Beach.  Old Florida as I remembered it as a kid and visiting down here.  Bright blue sky.  One program that has started on their varsity status, playing another that I hold in the highest regard for a lot more than the quality of their play.  Even comped a freshly barbecued burger after the game. Just felt right. A little off to the side was the Pompano Beach Amphitheater.  Chicago, Blue Oyster Cult and the Steve Miller Band.  Just beyond that was the Goodyear Blimp storage hanger. Just felt right.          I've written about Immokalee a number of times and it never gets old.  Head coach Scott Rickard is the Houdini of Florida lacrosse.  Just keeps going and goin...
North Palm Rivalry Ends With Warrior Victory

North Palm Rivalry Ends With Warrior Victory

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photos by Paul Kabalin   Oxbridge and Jupiter renewed their rivalry last night and the Warriors avenged last year's road loss to the Thunderwolves with a tough 8-4 win on home turf.  The game continued an early season trend among the top schools of stifling defense containing still-evolving offense.  A number of seniors from last year have moved on from the top teams in the area and Oxbridge is no exception, having lost multiple D1 freshmen.  The games have taken on a feel of upstate NY, physical, tight and you earn every shot attempt. The final score was a little more of a spread than the play indicated, as Oxbridge squandered a number of 'open in front' looks they could have easily converted.  They were able to go 2 for 4 on EMO to get back into the game after a first quart...
The Defense Rests; Scots Slide Past Jupiter 7-6

The Defense Rests; Scots Slide Past Jupiter 7-6

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photos by Paul Kabalin and Victor Giol   The musical group Supertramp was known for the song Take The Long Way Home.  The Saint Andrew’s and Jupiter coaching staffs might well take the Long Poles home . . . feed them a nice meal . . . and tuck them into bed after last night’s game.  Defense sometimes wins championships.  Last night you saw the blueprint of how it happens in lacrosse. What many might have thought was a bit of a sloppy game (and there were enough unforced errors to make that case) was really an example of how full field intensity plays out.  Clearing was an adventure; almost no clears went uncontested.  It was a pretty rare game to me in that a LOT of the play was in between the boxes.  A lot of games might be won there but the time of possession for that area ...