Boy’s Varsity Lax ~ 2 Down, 1 to Go
It’s been a busy week for the Boy’s Varsity Lacrosse Team facing off against Dougherty Valley on Tuesday and then playing a tough opponent in De LaSalle on Wednesday.
Tuesday’s game against Dougherty Valley was a blowout. The Dons scored goal after goal with relative ease. Sean Quinn had a sensational night scoring 5 goals followed closely by Adrian Jeffries who scored 4. Nathan Brickman had 2 goals and 4 assists, Peter Mitchell had 2 goals and 1 assist, Robbie Stern had 1 goal and 4 assists and Chris Lane had 2 goals. The Dons didn’t stop there… Tyler Henderson, John Fraser, Matt Reilly, and Cole Tanner each had 1 goal. That’s 20 points racked up for the Dons with just 1 goal scored by Dougherty Valley.
Sam Wood played a terrific first half facing-off for the Dons. With help from Chris Lane and Peter Mitchell, the boys won all but a couple of the face-offs. Danny Ennis held strong as the goaltender, allowing just 1 goal all evening. Final score Dons 20 to 1 for Dougherty Valley.
On Wednesday, the Dons played a tough opponent in De LaSalle. Riddled with injuries and missing some key players, the Dons could not hold on to their winning streak and fell short to the Spartans. The boys started out strong with Peter Mitchell scoring the first 2 goals for the Dons only to be outscored by DLS which resulted in a first quarter score of Dons 2 to DLS 3. The 2nd quarter looked about the same with a terrific assist from Robbie Stern to Nathan Brickman but with a couple more goals by DLS it brought the score to Dons 3 to DLS 6 at the half. Unfortunately, DLS had 4 unanswered goals in the 3rd quarter which widened their lead to Dons 3 to DLS 10 to start the 4th quarter. The 4th quarter looked much better for the Dons as Jack Mariani, despite an injury, was able to score 2 unanswered goals with 1 being an assist from Nathan Brickman. But the margin was too great to overcome and the final score was Dons 5 to DLS 10.
Both Cam Bosshart and Danny Ennis played some terrific goal-keeping and the defense of Jack Deveny, Vinny Gladden, Brian Maiken, Jackson May and Tommy Kresnak battled hard against the quick and strong DLS offense. Peter Mitchel faced-off for the Dons with back up from Sam Wood.
Finn Heidenreich and Nick Mani both underwent surgery Wednesday for their injuries. Reportedly, both surgeries went well! The entire Lacrosse program would like to wish them speedy recoveries and we look forward to seeing them back on the field next year in tip top shape.
The Varsity team will take on Miramonte at 7pm on Friday night. A win by the Dons will make them the DFAL champions and set them up nicely for the NCS playoffs. Let’s get it done Dons!