May 11 – Don’s Lacrosse trounces Justin Siena 13-3
Wednesday night was the first round of the NCS playoffs and the Dons faced Justin Siena High School at home. It was a night full of celebrations as birthday boys Michael Bone (17) and Grant Jackson (18) scored the first 2 goals for the Dons. Colin Jeffries rounded out the 3rd goal of the 1st quarter. Score heading in to the 2nd quarter Dons 3 to J-S 1.
The Dons went on to score 6 goals in the 2nd quarter and 3 more in the 3rd quarter shutting down Justin Siena completely. A score of 12 to 1 heading in to the 4th quarter allowed playing opportunities for the pull-ups including Jack Wickline with 2 face-off wins in the mid-field. And Reed Watson who fired one shot off at attack but the ball was knocked down. Final score Dons 13 to Justin Siena 3.
Brian Maiken forced 8 turn-overs and recovered 5 ground balls. Joey Gladden forced 1 turn-over and recovered 10 ground balls. Josh Baginski, Sean Ortlieb and Will Watson were consistent in recovering ground balls and blocking shooting opportunities for Justin Siena.
Goalie Parker Henderson had 4 saves. Nathan Brickman had a brief appearance as goalie, but much to his disappointment, Brickman did not get the opportunity to touch the ball as the Don’s defense was able to force Justin Siena to turn the ball over before ever getting a shot off.
Fynn Chorak & Colin Jeffries had 3 goals each, Michael Bone with 2 goals and 1 assist, Jake Landry had 2 goals and 1 assist, Grant Jackson had 1 goal and 1 assist, Matty Mariani and Luke Olson had 1 goal each, Nathan Brickman had 2 assists.
The Dons advance to the quarterfinals and will travel to San Francisco on Friday to face University High School at Kezar Stadium at 5pm.