Tuesday, November 10, 2009

BA Posts 2-1 Weekend At UMass

Bridgton Lacrosse traveled to UMass Amherst for their annual Fall Recruiting Showcase. The Wolverines played three games against elite travel teams and prep schools.

Once again the Wolverines ran right off the bus onto the field, but did not show any signs of a long ride as they jumped out to an early lead against John Jay High School. Facing a number of D-I recruits the Wolverines did not back down, "We played great, moved the ball very well and communicated better than we have in any game," said Coach Bamann. Bridgton out shot John Jay by a large margin and got a solid effort out of Sean Igoe (Oceanside, NY) in goal, taking the first game of the day 13-6.

In the second game BA looked to avenge a loss from last weekend as they took on the Fighting Clams. Bridgton's offense according to Bamann, "Slowed the tempo too much to get back into a rythm." However, the Wolverines had plenty of scoring opportunities, and if not for the great play of the Clams goalie the score would have been much more lopsided, as Bridgton pulled out a 9-8 victory.

Showing signs of having played two full games in the sun earlier in the day, Bridgton played a sloppy third game of the day, dropping a 12-7 decision to New England Select. "There were promising spurts throughout the game, but we looked unfocused at times," commented Bamann.

Commenting on the weekend Coach Bamann said, "This was another good weekend for us, there were over 75 college coaches in attendance, allowing our guys to get exposure, and we played very well against some good competition."

Posting a 2-1 record over the weekend Bridgton's record now stands at 8-6 for the fall. With one showcase remaining at the Golden Goal Sports Complex hosted by Siena College, next weekend.

Bridgton Lacrosse would like to thank all the parents that made the trip to UMass and for putting on another great tailgate.

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