Wolfpack Boys JV Lax Team Opens Season with Heart, Hopes

The Portsmith Abbey Dragons traveled from Rhode Island to take on the Hyde Woodstock Junior Varsity and 3rds Lacrosse team in the season and home opener of the 2013-year. The Wolfpack fought a hard game against a difficult opponent, ultimately being overtaken by the Dragon’s stick work and team play with a final score of 8 – 3. Having only practiced as a team for less than a week the Wolfpack developed team chemistry on the fly, and in the case of many of the athletes, playing in their first lacrosse game. Supplemented by swing-Varsity players Anton Bockmeyer ’14 and Cameron Parsick ’14, the Wolfpack gave an excellent effort and showed promise on individual and team levels. Goals scored by Cameron Parsick ’14 and Joey Fan ’13 illustrate the potential for this team on the offensive side while Jayson Zhao ’14 on defense and Paul Randall ’15 in goal give credence to the high ceiling for this squad. The Wolfpack looks to bounce back from the disappointing defeat this weekend when they travel to Rocky Hill.

After the disappointing defeat to open the season, the Hyde Woodstock Wolfpack took the trek up to Rocky Hill.  Again traveling with both the Junior Varsity and 3rds teams the Wolfpack looked to experiment with multiple units to establish chemistry and continue to work on stick skills. The end score of 11-3 does not reflect the effort on display by the Wolfpack. The team found a new goalie in Luke Kyriazias ’16 and had stellar performances from Kal Lemoine ’15 and Doug Main ’15. The Wolfpack looks forward to a week worth of practices to develop stick skills and continue to figure out teamwork.

In the first game back from a weeklong period for practicing the JV and 3rds Lacrosse team traveled to Avon Old Farms for their first game in over a week.  Against the highly developed skill of the opponent the Hyde Wolfpack did not play to their potential and allowed depleted roster to contribute to the low level of effort. The final score of 10 – 2 had goals scored by Joey Fan ‘13 and Anton Bockmeyer ‘14. Standouts were Andrew Wang ’14 in what was his best defensive effort and show cased his leadership and developing knowledge of the defense.

Traveling down the street to Pomfret, the Hyde Wolfpack Junior Varsity and 3rds played their best of the season. Heading into halftime with a tie of 4 – 4, the Wolfpack allowed simple mistakes to mire what was a tremendous effort and display of talent and ended up losing the game 7 – 5. Tremendous efforts Stanley Yao ’13 with a hat trick and Joey Fan ’13 with two goals were coupled by stand outs Devin Peterson ’16 in his second start and from Ethan Goldberg ’15. Encouraged by the culmination of skill and effort on display against Pomfret, the Wolfpack looks forward to putting more time in practice and further understanding the new plays implemented by Coach Sheehan.