Saturday, September 18, 2010

Lacrosse falls to Navy

The wolverine lacrosse team put up a good fight against the Naval Academy Prep team but lost 13-6. The wolverines played a solid game for the first three quarters with even play. However, concentration was broken in the fourth and the level of play decreased and the Naval Academy took advantage and scored 7 of their 13 goals.

After the first quarter, Navy was up 2-0. Play was very even and no one team clearly dominated. Navy put up a strong attack, but BA was able to hold them to two goals. BA went into the second quarter looking to even out the score. After another goal by Navy, Sean Williamson (Falmouth, MA) scored with an assist from Matt Stango (Jupiter, FL) with 1:48 left in the first half. While the Wolverines ended the first half down 3-1, they were looking to come back even stronger in the second half.

Ian Farley (Camillus, NY) started off the half with a goal four minutes in with an assit from Storm Stockstill (Jupiter, FL). Unfortunately, it wasn't enough at that point to put BA in the lead. While they still continued with strong play and solid defense, Navy came back and scored four goals, putting them ahead 7-2 at the end of the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, BA came out strong once again. With 12:58 left in the game Nate Nichols (Penn Yan, NY) scored BA's third goal of the game. However, play seemed to dissolve for BA as Navy answered back with three goals in the next 3 minutes. Alec Westerhoff (LaGrange Park, IL) scored with eight minutes to go. Navy scored once more, but Westerhoff assisted Jeremy Buckley (Norwell, MA) as he added to the Wolverine's goals. While Navy scored two more goals in the next minute, bringing their final tally to 13, BA scored again with 18.4 seconds left when Farley finished a pass from Edward Suh (Colcester, CT)to bring the final score to 13-6.

Farley led the scoring with two goals while Westerhoff had both a goal and an assist. Stockstill also added an assit for BA. Colin Nesdale (Cheshire, CT) kept the defense in the game with 15 saves for the day. Bridgton beat Navy in ground balls 33-31 and won 12 of the 22 faceoffs. Navy only managed to out shoot BA 34 to 28.

When asked about the game, Coach Bamann was positive about the days performance. "We played well, we just didn't take care of the ball on offense and the defense gave it back to Navy too many times. They were able to capitalize and score on our turnovers. Nesdale did a great job in goal, keeping us in the game. Overall it was just too little too late, but I am happy with the game and where we will go from here," says Bamann.

With a change in scheduling the Wolverine's next match up will be on the road as they travel to Stonehill College to play on Sunday September 26th at 2:00 P.M. Check back for directions to the game.

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