Team: Boy’s Future Varsity Lacrosse
Date: May 11, 2013
Score: Hyde: 1 Gould Academy: 5
A well-played game fades into the mist of the mountains…
After a long 2 hour plus bus ride into the western mountains of Bethel Maine, the fighting FV played their best 1st quarter of the season against the Huskies of Gould Academy. For the first time the team played even with an opponent and even outplaying them during the first 10 minutes of play. Max Kaplan ’15 (6 GB’s, 2 clears and 7 shots on net) dented the twine with the first (and unfortunately the only) goal of the game on a well-executed slow break. The Huskies tied the score late in the first on an excellent shot from Husky attack.
The second period saw the beginning of the Achilles heel show itself, the dreaded yellow flag floating from the heavens. Simple lack of self-discipline (stepping over midfield – a push from behind…) forced the Phoenix to play a full 8 minutes in a man-down situation. Although the Huskies were only able to capitalize once on their man up, the Phoenix found it impossible to score while short-handed.
However, with 19 shots ON net (and another 6-7 just missing the net), the FV Phoenix applied the most pressure against an opposing goalie this season. Hyde also won the ground ball game with junior Kellin Sweeney leading the team with 7 GB’s, 3 clears and 2 steals (and 1 penalty…). Justin Shulman ’14 scooped up 5 GB’s with 5 shots on net (and a few over the net and 2 penalties….). Ben Fusco ’14 (2 face off wins, 3 GB’s, 2 clears and NO penalties) and Charles Chen ’14 (3 GB’s 2 steals and 2 clears and NO penalties) were a consistent defensive presence on the field. And in goal, once again sophomore David Wu was most impressive, stopping all but 5 of the 27 shots on net (81%) while adding 4 clears and a steal to his credit. David kept us in the game from the first whistle…as per usual.
Darvin Anderson came to play. He showed poise and a new found controlled aggressiveness as he had 2 ground balls 3 strips and 2 clears to his credit (and no penalties). For that heart and hustle he earned the “Dirty Ball” award for the game.
This closes a very exciting, sometimes frustrating, a solid learning experience for most, a test of courage, integrity and commitment for others and a never boring season for coach Rosette and I. The team plays the first of a two game season on Wednesday May 11 to open the MAISAD JV Championship series. Wish us well.
Wednesday May 15 Away vs. TBA @ 3:00 pm
Saturday May 18 Away vs. TBA @ 3:00 pm