Phoenix 6 Morse 1
Hustle, heart, and head-smart play won the Battle of Bath for Hyde’s JV lacrosse team this Monday over Morse’s Shipbuilders. The first half of the game seemed evenly matched as both teams traded possession of the ball frequently. Right before halftime Morse found the net and took the lead 1-0. In the second half Hyde found sharper passing and crisp offensive movement producing their 6-1 score. This game gave the Phoenix their well-deserved second win on the season.
Going into this game Hyde made some offensive adjustments which proved effective as our attack men led the team in scoring. These young men were Max Kaplan (’15) who put two goals in, Maxwell Zerrudo-Turgeon (’15) also helped in finding the net twice, and Peter Lin (’13) notching a goal. Terry Luo (’13) was our lone midfielder who also grabbed a goal on the day. The overall offensive push from the midfielders on the transition from defense to offense was the key point that produced the outcome of this game.
On the other side of the field our defense played the best they have all year. Commanding the defense was our trusted net minder Kellin Sweeney (’13) who had a tremendous game stealing 17 saves on the day. Our defense of late have been plagued with injuries which asked Brian Zuo (’14) to step up into a starting position on the right wing. Every attempt from that side was thwarted by punishing poke checks and clever positioning which sealed his earning for the games’ Dirty-Ball award. Next him on defense the efforts of Harry Hu (’12) and Marley Dutton (’13) gave the team stellar results on ground balls and clearing the ball out of the zone. Distinguished contributors to the defense were from our long stick middie Joey Romo (’15), and John McManus (’13).
The teams’ next game is the MAISAD semi-final this Wednesday against the Lumber Jacks at Hebron Academy.