Hyde – Bath 2
Hyde Woodstock – 12
Amidst the bustling world that is Family Weekend at Hyde, the Varsity Men’s Lacrosse Team took two hours to encounter their sister school, Hyde – Woodstock, on the turf Friday afternoon. For the first six minutes, the Phoenix met the challenge of a well-coached and well-disciplined Wolfpack team head on. Captain goalie, Alec Randall (’12), stifled many of the Woodstock advances and he was the team’s top performer as well as playing his best game to date. Unfortunately, the Bath squad did not sustain the composure of the opening minutes and they fell victim to ball watching on defense and a lack of movement off of the ball on offense.
Chester Hill (’12) continued to be the scoring threat for the Phoenix as he put two away against the stingy Woodstock defense. While being a presence around the offensive crease, Chester also engaged in a battle at the face-off “x”. Losing 10 of the first 11 face-off’s to the opposing face-off man, Chester not only continued to fight hard, but he adapted as well and went on to win 5 of his next six face-offs. Wes Miller (’14) also continued to show positive attitude and growth on the field, as did long-stick midfielder Andrew Kraai (’14).
The Phoenix face a tough week of competition this week as they play at home against Berwick at 4 PM on Wednesday and then they travel to MAISAD powerhouse, Gould Academy for a 1 PM game on Saturday.