FOXBORO, Mass. – The 2-seed UAlbany men’s lacrosse team has earned its first trip to Championship Weekend and will rematch against 3-seed Yale on Saturday, May 26th at noon at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts for the NCAA semifinal round.
Ben Reeves readily admits he’s not all that familiar with the ins and outs of winning faceoffs, but he knows one thing for sure: His Section V lacrosse alumnus, TD Ierlan, is pretty good at winning them.
“I don’t know a whole lot about the X, but I know he’s one of, if not the best, in college lacrosse and he’s going to be an absolute challenge,” said Reeves, the former Pal-Mac star who is now a senior at Yale and will be leading the Bulldogs into Gillette Stadium Saturday for a Division I national semifinal showdown against Ierlan and the University of Albany.
Brothers - they fight together, cry together, live together and have each other's backs. For Zack, Tyler and Evan Belter, they do all of that and keep each other on the correct path while playing hockey and lacrosse for the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Following one of the prodigious campaigns in program history, Andrew Rosso (East Syracuse-Minoa) of the St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse team has been named an Honorable Mention All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association as announced on Friday for his on-field performances during the 2018 season.
Cicero, N.Y. — When West Genesee boys lacrosse coach Mike Messere finally leaves the Wildcats sideline for the final time, he will depart on his own terms.
And he'll be in search of perfection. (31 photos)
The top-seeded Wildcats were held scoreless after halftime, but tight defense and a couple of clutch saves by senior goalkeeper Madison Fox down the stretch allowed them to escape with a 6-5 victory over No. 4 Cicero-North Syracuse in a Class A sectional semifinal.
Fayetteville, N.Y. — Late in the first half, Christian Brothers Academy coach Doug Sedgwick called a timeout.
His No. 2 seeded Brothers were getting out-possessed and out-played by No. 3 Baldwinsville.
DEWITT — By orchestrating another dominant effort, the South Jefferson girls lacrosse team is returning to the Section 3 title game.
The top-seeded Spartans rode a relentless possession game to hold fourth-seeded Marcellus at bay nearly throughout en route to recording a 10-3 triumph Thursday in a Class D semifinal at Christian Brothers Academy.
Facing a team it lost to twice during the season and having just a surrendered a three-goal lead in 70 seconds, Ithaca turned to its go-to guy in overtime.
Senior Ryan Sposito came through, scoring with 12.1 seconds left in the first overtime to lift the Little Red to an exciting, 10-9 victory over Corning in Thursday’s Section 4 Class A boys lacrosse final on a beautiful night at Binghamton Alumni Stadium.
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Top-seed Chenango Forks scored the final nine goals in its 22-13 win over Whitney Point. Kevin Matson led the Blue Devils with eight goals and three assists, and Brad Wiley added seven goals and three assists. Forks has won four of the last five section titles. (Video 0:37)
Massena Red Raider Katelyn Kennedy (21) is chased by two defenders as she looks for an open teammate downfield. Massena found open lanes that led to their quick scoring, including seven unanswered goals to open the game. (Photos)
POTSDAM — A lot of frustration in Section 10 championship games came to an end Thursday for many Canton boys lacrosse players.
The No. 2 seeded Golden Bears upset No. 1 St. Lawrence Central, 11-6, in the Section 10 Class C/D title game at Potsdam High School, giving many of the athletes their first experience of winning a championship.
FOXBORO, Mass. – UAlbany senior Josh Egan (Albany Academy) is the recipient of the Elite 90 Award for the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship.
Egan, with a 3.96 GPA in business, was presented with the award at the Championship Weekend Banquet in Foxboro on Thursday night, becoming the first-ever Great Dane to earn this honor. Egan graduated this past week.
ALBANY — One time, Scott Marr flirted with leaving the University at Albany men’s lacrosse program he has now built into a national powerhouse.
That was back in 2003.
And, yes, that was when he interviewed for the head coaching position at Yale, the team the Great Danes will play 12 p.m. Saturday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., when they make their first appearance in the national semifinals.
Marr wanted the Yale job, but it instead went to Andy Shay, who continues as the Bulldogs’ head coach.
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association continues to unveil its end-of-season honors, announcing the Division III All-Americans and individual honors. RIT's Kyle Killen took home DIII's highest honor, the Iroquois Nationl Award for Outstanding Player. He also was named the Jack Turnbull Award winner for Outstanding Attackman. The Tigers cleaned up, taking home five individual honors.
Thanks to his “one game at a time approach” and his impeccable work ethic on and off the turf, few goalies in league history have accomplished what the Rochester Knighthawks Matt Vinc has achieved over the last 13 years.
Professional lacrosse player and entrepreneur Paul Rabil discusses a host of issues related to the business of sports, including his approach to creating, distributing and, ultimately, capitalizing on content creation and social media. Rabil, the first lacrosse player to amass a million-dollar sponsorship portfolio, also talks about how technical innovation has given niche sports like lacrosse the ability to augment its fan base.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – All-American defender Jake Pulver (Fayetteville-Manlius) has been selected as the 2018 Senior CLASS Award® winner in men's lacrosse. Pulver is the fifth overall student-athlete from Cornell to win the Senior CLASS Award—the fourth to take home the honor for lacrosse, joining Matt McMonagle '07, Max Seibald '09, and Connor Buczek '15.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Andy Noel, the Meakem*Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education, has announced that Peter Milliman has been promoted to the position of Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse at Cornell University. Milliman, who led the Big Red on an interim basis during the 2018 season, becomes the 12th head coach in the programs' 126-year history.
LIVERPOOL — Auburn pulled out the win despite running into a hot goalie.
RedHawks goalie Megan Phillips racked up 14 saves but the Maroons got goals from eight different players, as No. 2 Auburn overpowered No. 3 Central Square, 13-7, in the Section III, Class B girls lacrosse semifinals at Liverpool High School Thursday.
Syracuse, N.Y. --Two close losses by Fayetteville-Manlius to Baldwinsville this season convinced the Hornets they could hang with the Bees this season.
Thursday, with their season hanging in the balance, F-M turned that confidence into results.
Sounds of laughter and chanting carry through the lobby of the DoubleTree hotel in Linthicum, Md. Guests in the hotel bar fix their eyes on the lounge adjacent to it, as do those entering the hotel through the sliding glass doors.
There sit 13 members of the Albany men’s lacrosse team, clad in purple jackets and khaki pants, fresh off a team dinner at Olive Grove before a matchup with UMBC the next day. They try to describe the Great Danes’ personality as they digest their chicken parm.
The third time around did not prove charming in 2017, but the fourth consecutive Class B title- game appearance by the Queensbury girls' lacrosse team Wednesday night against Niskayuna showed just how much the Spartans have grown.
SCHENECTADY >> It’s been 20 years since the Saratoga Springs girls lacrosse team hoisted the Section II championship plaque and there may be no better feeling for the seven Blue Streak seniors and their coach after Wednesday’s 14-12 win at Mohonasen High School.
When Kellen Pulera woke up Wednesday morning, he felt good and believed the rest of his day would be great. It was, and he made sure his St. Joe's boys' lacrosse teammates experienced the same euphoric feeling before the end of their day.
Battling through a rain-soaked contest with a lightning delay that lasted over an hour, Ithaca cruised to a 17-6 win over the visiting Express (7-10). The win propels Ithaca into the Class A championship game, Thursday night versus versus rival Corning at 7:30 pm at Binghamton high school.
Wednesday: DAY IN REVIEW: Both B and D brackets were broken today, but the final four are now set for the semi finals on Saturday. In the Class D bracket, #5 Bath defeated #4 Midlakes 14-9 and #6 Aquinas had upset #3 Pal-Mac 17-5. #2 Gananda beat #10 Bloomfield-Honeoye and #1 Penn Yan beat #9 Waterloo in the other quarters.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – UAlbany’s JD Colarusso has been selected as the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Most Outstanding Goalie for the 2018 season as the organization’s major awards and All-Americans were announced. Colarusso is one of six Great Danes to be selected as USILA All-Americans, the most amount of Great Danes to earn such distinction in a season.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell sophomore Jeff Teat has been named a first-team USILA All-American, as one of four Big Red men's lacrosse players honored when the teams were announced this morning. Senior goalie Christian Knight was named to the second-team, while classmates Jake Pulver (F-M) and Jordan Dowiak were named third-team and honorable mention, respectively.
Victor lacrosse teammates Chayse Ierlan and Tanner Hay have been called two of the best high school players in the country by a group that includes Inside Lacrosse and the Under Armour sports gear company.
PROVIDENCE R.I. – After a successful year for The College at Brockport men's lacrosse team, Steven Gurin and Michael Caternolo (Churchville-Chili) were selected to play in the 2018 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) North-South Senior All-Star game.
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Senior co-captain Conor Glancy of the Army West Point men's lacrosse team was selected to the Division I-II USILA/Nike North-South Senior All-Star team. He and the others selected will play at Anderson Stadium on the campus of Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island on Friday, May 25. The game time for the Division I-II game is 7:30 p.m. Admission is Free.
Syracuse legend Ryan Powell is set to become the 28th member of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame this fall, when the Orange's second-leading scorer all-time takes his rightful place amongst the greatest players in the sport's history.
Powell, the second of three brothers who dominated the sport for a decade at Syracuse, joins older brother Casey in the Hall of Fame and his first head coach at 'Cuse – Roy Simmons Jr. – among other Orange legends to be enshrined.
FOXBORO, Mass. – The 2-seed UAlbany men’s lacrosse team has earned its first trip to Championship Weekend and will rematch against 3-seed Yale on Saturday, May 26th at noon at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts for the NCAA semifinal round.
POTSDAM, N.Y.—SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse player Eric Soderquist (Watertown) has been selected to play in the 77th Annual Nike/United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association North-South Senior All-Star Game. The contest will take place this Friday at Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium on the campus of Province College (R.I.) at 5:30 p.m.
University at Albany freshman attack Tehoka Nanticoke entered this season as the No. 1 incoming recruit in the country. He has a chance to end it playing on the NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse champion when this Memorial Day weekend is over.
What sounds like a remarkable first season is exactly what Nanticoke’s older brother Chancey Hill told him to expect when they were growing up on the Six Nations reservation.
Orange seniors Seth DeLisle and Brendan Bomberry will represent the Orange one more time, taking part in the Nike/USILA Senior All-Star game this weekend.
Bomberry and DeLisle will both suit up for the North in Providence, Rhode Island on Friday at 7 p.m. The game, which was started in 1940 and has played every year but 1944 and 1945, features two games: one of representatives from Division I and II and another of Division III, with each game split of the North vs. South.
On a goal in the third quarter Newark senior attackman Parker Casselman had an assist to Taylor Clements. On this play Casselman set the school record for career assists and Clements set the career record for goals. Clements also set the record for goals in a season and tied the school record for goals in a game with Casselman with eight.
While most of Tuesday's baseball and softball sectional playoff action was postponed due to weather, there was still plenty of other other postseason play going on. Here are the highlights from May 22.
Whitesboro’s Warriors got off to a shaky start in Tuesday night’s Section III girls lacrosse game. That didn’t stop the Warriors from rolling to a 19-12 victory over Watertown in a Class C quarterfinal playoff game at Whitesboro High School’s Ed Wadas Athletic Complex.
BURNT HILLS -- While an investigation continues surrounding embattled Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake varsity girls' lacrosse coach Jake McHerron, the Spartans played on.
McHerron, who was in his 10th season leading the team, was placed on administrative leave Thursday. With Burnt Hills athletic director Joe Scalise in the role of acting head coach, the team beat Scotia-Glenville 15-4 Tuesday in a Section II Class C semifinal game under a gray sky at Centennial Field.
Ithaca boys lacrosse team defeated Elmira Tuesday, 17-6.
Bryce Mitchell and Matteas Derraugh both scored four goals for the Little Red. Ithaca will play Corning in the Class A final, Thursday at 7:30 pm at Alumni Stadium. (Video 0:59)
Chenango Forks beat Elmira Notre Dame 26-1 in the Class D semifinal. Kevin Matson netted a game high six goals, while Sean Wiser and Jake Topa scored five goals each. The top-seeded Blue Devils will face Whitney Point in the final on Thursday. (Video 0:41)
Whitney Point boys lacrosse defeated Chenango Valley 16-6 on Tuesday.
Dylan Dunham was a big part of Whitney Point's offense, as the Senior scored five goals on the afternoon. Also having a major impact was Andy Davis who scored four goals and dished out four assists.
Whitney Point will play Chenango Forks in the Section IV Class D final on Thursday at Chenango Forks High School at 7:30 pm. (Video 0:39)
University at Albany lacrosse midfielder Sean Eccles (Corcoran) said he was yelled at by any number of coaches over the years who tried to change his underhanded shot. He developed it playing hockey as a youngster in Syracuse because he was used to having his hands low.
“Everyone used to tell me to stop shooting like that,’’ Eccles said. “Just the underhand, I would miss the net a lot but I kind of just didn’t listen to them. It’s just a matter of working on it. If you’re going to do something the way people don’t want you to do it, you have to do it well.”
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Duval Mission continues. Jacksonville University head men's lacrosse coach John Galloway has signed a five-year contract to remain with the Dolphins through the 2023 season, as announced Monday afternoon by Jacksonville Athletic Director Alex Ricker-Gilbert.
"My dream when I started coaching was to work at a university that was committed to the growth of lacrosse and would support my vision of building a program that was focused on the student-athlete experience rather than just wins and losses. Jacksonville University gave our staff that opportunity, and I am thrilled to continue our mission here in Duval for many years to come," stated Galloway.
Early April in Syracuse. Technically it’s spring, but spring itself can be a technicality in this area of Upstate New York this time of year. Flurries fall, then sun cuts through the clouds, then more flurries. West Genesee coach Mike Messere is waiting on a turf field located just behind the high school, preparing to have his picture taken.
Baltimore, Md. — Under Armour, in conjunction with Corrigan Sports Enterprises and Inside Lacrosse, is thrilled to announce the North and South rosters for the 13th-annual Under Armour All-America Boys Lacrosse Game. The game will be played on June 30 at Johns Hopkins University’s historic Homewood Field. The girls’ game will get underway at 5:30 p.m., immediately followed by the boys’ game at 8:00 p.m. Two Upstaters on each team.
They share a house, they share a dinner table and they even share parents.
And on Wednesday night, Brian and Matt Vierhile will share a lacrosse field.
When the No. 6 Canandaigua Academy boys lacrosse team defeated No. 11 Gates Chili on Monday in the first round of the Section V Class B Tournament, it moved the Braves into the quarterfinal round. And on CA’s side of the bracket, No. 3 McQuaid waited through its first-round bye to get the winner of Monday’s game in Canandaigua.
After a year as an assistant coach at McDonogh, Taylor Cummings has been named the Eagles’ girls lacrosse head coach.
Cummings, who played at McDonogh and went on to win three Tewaaraton Awards at Maryland, said in January that she jumped at the chance to be an Eagles assistant this past season.
The 15th annual Lax by the Lake drew the usual enthusiastic crowd of lacrosse athletes and supporters to Keuka College’s Jephson Athletic Complex when 59 teams of young lacrosse players come to the area May 19 and 20.
Times have certainly changed since we begam back in 2004. It was difficult to find ANY lacrosse news from professional media at all. Now, anyone can share scores and photos (and more) instantly right from the field. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to get the information you want about your favorite high school teams, so we're starting a beta test of a Channels page. On it you'll find quick links to many of the Upstate High School teams that seem to take the most advantage of today's technologies. Right now it's limited to Twitter feeds, and it's mostly Boy's teams. We'll be working over the summer to expand this, but we wanted to get what we have now up for the Sectionals and State tournaments. You may already follow many of these teams on Twitter, or you may not have a Twitter account yourself. Now you can follow your favortite team right here. Simply go to Channels and choose your team.
INDIANAPOLIS – The night he died, the air was heavy. Vinny Romano remembers that. He remembers most of the day, up to the point his heart stopped on the football field at Roncalli, his wife and daughter and mother in the bleachers, watching in shock that turns to horror, and his son standing a few feet away.
This happened a few weeks back at a Roncalli lacrosse game, against Center Grove. Vinny Romano, 47, is an assistant coach for the Rebels. His son Vincent is the leading scorer on the team, one of the leading scorers in Roncalli history.
The Fairport Red Raiders are the No. 1 seed for the Section V Class A high school lacrosse tournament for the first time in four seasons.
Mike Torrelli, the team's coach, was able to celebrate his 200th varsity win not only with the Red Raiders coaching staff he appreciates, but with Rob Ruller, a former student of his who reached the same milestone at Webster Thomas.
These were words every single member of the Saratoga girls' lacrosse team hoped coach Elaine Anton Lotruglio would utter Monday night. "We've got another practice," Anton Lotruglio said. "And another game."
"He's the most dynamic, probably, player we have. His just sheer speed, his lacrosse speed. I mean, he's the fastest kid on the field. He has the ability to take the game over when he wants to. When he's on, there's not too many people that can stop him," said Coach Chris Dutkowski.
SPARKS, Md. — Applications to try out for the 2019 U.S. Indoor team are now open. The team, led by head coach Regy Thorpe, will represent the United States in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in Langley, Canada from Sept. 19-28, 2019.
Applications are due no later than July 2, 2018 and will be evaluated by a Player Identification Committee that includes Thorpe. Thorpe was named the head coach of the team in February 2017 and has already coached the U.S. in two events — the Heritage Cup last October and a Blue-White exhibition during the US Lacrosse Convention in January.
To Messere, records "are just a mark out there. I was here long enough. It's longevity." The coach undersells the commitment to excellence, the work ethic and the tenacity those records represent.
"To be successful, you make sacrifices in your life. You have to give up things," Messere told Syracuse.com in a revealing conversation about leadership.
With a team-high five points, scoring three goals on three shots while adding three ground balls and one caused turnover, senior midfielder Kyle McClancy leads Albany past Denver 15-13 for its first-ever trip to championship weekend.
For his performance, he earns Warrior/US Lacrosse Player of the Week honors.
ALBANY — On a sunny and warm afternoon, the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team filled Tom & Mary Casey Stadium with its usual soundtrack.
That means there was loud rock music playing from the stadium’s sound system, but also lots of shouts and laughter as the Great Danes began Monday the final week of a 2018 season that is already the best in program history.
ALBANY — After the University at Albany men’s lacrosse program clinched its first-ever trip to the sport’s championship weekend, freshman Tehoka Nanticoke wore his customary wide smile as he started to answer a question in Saturday’s post-game press conference.
The typically easygoing Nanticoke — who scored three goals in UAlbany’s 15-13 win against Denver in Hempstead — became emotional, though, as he spoke about his source of motivation for the day’s game.
Of the thousands of high school boys lacrosse players to suit up and try their hand as net-minder over the years, just two from Section III have ever recorded 1,000 saves. Last Thursday against Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, in his final game for the Clinton varsity program, senior Devin Lee became the second member of the illustrious club, wrapping up a historic four-year journey with the Warriors with 1,016 career stops.
As ESPN’s sideline reporter during the NCAA Division I tournament quarterfinals this past weekend, Paul Carcaterra braved chilly temperatures and downpours at Hofstra University’s James M. Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y., on Saturday. He then endured humidity and an unforgiving sun at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. But the former Syracuse midfielder caught all the action, and he will fill that role again during the semifinals and final on Memorial Day weekend at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
The girls from Pittsford are ranked fourth in the country, unbeaten in 29 straight games and take a 16-0 record into the postseason as they begin defense of their Class A state lacrosse championship.
The last time they lost a Section V Tournament game — the 2013 title game to Penfield — their senior class wasn’t even in high school. You’d think all of that makes Pittsford a heavy favorite to capture a fifth straight sectional title.
When a high school lacrosse team has the amount of talent, experience and the track record that Victor does, it makes sense that the Section V Class B tournament revolves around the Blue Devils.
There are at least 13 players on the Victor roster committed to play on NCAA Division I college teams. The Blue Devils (15-1) have faced other nationally ranked teams and won three state championships the last three seasons.
Let’s just have Championship Weekend here in Central New York.
Seriously – what’s going on at Schoellkopf Field this weekend? Which stadium can hold more people, Boswell Field or Andy Kerr Stadium? What about Ford Field/Casey Stadium/Fallon Field? Or Michie Stadium? Or, dare I even mention it – the Carrier Dome? After all, this year – maybe more than most others – this year, lacrosse championships all run through CNY.
Well, that didn't last long.
The demise of Fayetteville-Manlius, which lost three straight a few weeks ago, is officially over.
The Hornets won three straight down the stretch, including road victories over Cicero-North Syracuse, Auburn and then-No. 1 West Genesee, to climb back into the top spot in our weekly poll.
The best quarterfinal game and best atmosphere was Albany’s 15-13 victory over Denver on Saturday in Hempstead, N.Y. It clinched Albany’s first trip to Championship Weekend. There will be excitement on the menu: Albany’s fans filled two sections of Shuart Stadium despite the rain and chilly temperatures. The mind boggles at what might greet the teams on Saturday, given Albany’s campus is less than three hours from Gillette Stadium and the early weather forecast is warm but dry.
Tampa, Fla. – Junior attacker Bryanna Fazio (General Brown) recorded seven points to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to the program's first national championship with a 16-11 victory over third-ranked Florida Southern College on Sunday afternoon at the Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex on the campus of the University of Tampa.
ROCHESTER, NY – Despite a furious nine-goal fourth quarter comeback, the No. 1 RIT (21-1) men's lacrosse team had its season ended with a 19-18 defeat to No. 5 Wesleyan University (18-3) in the 2018 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Semifinal Sunday afternoon on the campus of RIT. Wesleyan advances to the NCAA Championship game and will face the winner between No. 3 Gettysburg and No. 7 Salisbury at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 27 from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Defending national champion Maryland pulled away in the second half and advanced to its fifth consecutive championship weekend with a 13-8 win over Cornell on Sunday afternoon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in the NCAA quarterfinals.
THE MATCHUP: No. 8 Cornell is set to battle No. 1 Maryland in the quarterfinals of the 2018 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament with a berth to championship weekend on the line when the team's meet at noon on Sunday, May 20 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md.
Ben Reeves (Pal-Mac) had 3 goals and 6 points, John Daniggelis scored twice and Jackson Morrill added 3 assists while Jack Starr turned aside 9 shots to earn the victory in net.
"It's surreal at this point," said Yale Head Coach Andy Shay (Cortland HS/Le Moyne) when asked how it felt to be victorious today. "We are excited to play another week. We are excited to see what next week brings."
The No. 10 Red Devils recorded their first-ever sectional win in the overtime contest when Alex Oliver scored his third goal of the game early in the extra session. This is the fifth one-goal game that V-V-S (10-6) has been involved in this year. It's also the first-time ever that the program as recorded ten wins.
As the No. 1 seed in the Section V Class B Tournament, along with the history established by the Blue Devils and a 15-1 record, it’s difficult to argue against it. And if they do accomplish the feat at the state level, they’ll join West Genesee as the only teams in the state to win four straight championships.
A wild, uneven season for the Cazenovia girls lacrosse team would, at least, lead to an appearance in the Section III Class D playoffs, but it proved a brief one.
Saturday’s opening-round game against Clinton mirrored the season, to some degree, with the no. 8 seed Lakers fighting hard to make up ground, but unable to overcome a brutal start in an 11-9 defeat to the no. 9 seed Warriors.
PHILADELPHIA — Kadden Brown and his Indian River teammates made sure that Saturday was a historic day.
Brown scored four goals and goalie Nate Smith made six saves as the eighth-seeded Warriors edged the ninth-seeded South Jefferson Spartans, 6-5, to win a Section 3 Class C first-round playoff game in rainy and windy conditions.