Boy’s Varsity Lacrosse
Hyde – 3
Gould – 15
Despite the gray drizzle settling down around the Gould Academy turf, things looked bright for the Phoenix. After a solid defensive stand, Hyde pushed the ball up the field in transition and found attackman Jimmy Talbott open on the crease for the first score of the game. Gould came back with a goal of their own, but the Phoenix squad slowed the ball down. With a lot of help from the goalie, Noah Horning, the first quarter came to a close with Hyde nipping at the heels of Gould’s 2-1 lead. The second quarter began in a similar fashion as Ben Burlock and Zack Heatley each notched a score, while Gould also put one away, leveling the score at 3 apiece. Mike Harris set a grueling tempo in the midfield as he defended, scooted by people to clear the ball, scrapped for groundballs, and maintained possession of the ball on offense. With Harris in the driver’s seat for Hyde, the team stayed neck and neck with the strong Gould team. Momentum shifted, however, as Gould scored again and then Horning earned himself a spot in the penalty box for a cross check. With no back-up goalie on the roster, midfielder, Teo Meyerhoff, selflessly offered to protect the net. Since the Phoenix were out of timeouts, Meyerhoff found himself in goal for longer than expected, saving several shots but also letting a few by. It was, however, a valiant effort and a great show of courage and dedication to the team. The horn for the end of the half sounded while the scoreboard showed a Gould lead of 6-3.
The banged up Phoenix did not maintain this pace, as injuries to Joe Stanchina and Nabil Eshraghian left the team with a deficit at midfield. Gould slowly picked apart the Hyde crew in the second half, scoring 9 while holding the Phoenix scoreless. Mental errors continued to cost the team who has yet to play their best ball…yet. The boys in gold take the field for the MAISAD semi-finals on Wednesday looking to peak at the right time. The Co-Game Ball goes to Mike Harris for outstanding hustle and Teo Meyerhoff for his willingness to jump in and help the team however necessary.