The Beaver lacrosse program limped into the season opener against ISL opponent Buckingham, Browne, and Nichols. Battling many injuries in this early season, the final outcome of the season opener was not reflective of the hard fought, close game it actually was.
Beaver had a very strong defensive effort to begin the game led by senior long poles David Jacquet, Jonathan Mamon, and goalie David Herman. Unfortunately, the young Beaver squad a difficult time possessing the ball in their own offensive end. At the end of the first quarter BB&N had a slim 1-0 lead off of a quick screen at the top of the restraining box.
During the second quarter, Beaver broke the ice getting on the score board with a goal from junior Danny Getz, assisted by fellow attackman Dom Smith. With BB&N’s relentless attack and stifling defense, Beaver was unfortunately playing catch up the rest of the game. With several missed opportunities and failed clears, Beaver once again found themselves on their defensive half of the field, which led to several unanswered goals. By half time the Knight’s extended their lead to 6, with a score of 7-1.
At the beginning of the second half Beaver came out strong, possessing the ball on offense and creating several scoring opportunities. Despite great effort the Beaver boys continued to struggle finding the back of the cage. With a score of 10-1 at the end of the third quarter and a long season ahead, Coach Anderson pulled all starters to prevent any unnecessary injuries and allowing for some younger players to get some much needed experience.
In the week ahead the Beaver lacrosse team will have a couple days of rest and several days to prepare for when they travel to EIL opponent Concord Academy on Friday @ 4:00.