Box Wrap: Black Cat, Cobras Black Improve To 2-0

Black Cat won its second game of the young L.A. Box Lacrosse season Saturday, beating Cobras Blue 8-6. Cobras Black also improved to 2-0, beating Shock 13-2.

Here’s a look at the rest of the weekend’s action from Torrance, with details supplied by the teams’ coaches:

Saturday, Sept. 12
Varsity
Black Cat 8, Cobras Blue 6
Black Cat is made up of players from Peninsula, with a little help from Rizal Smith and Mikey Booth from Palos Verdes. Black Cat barely got by what is half of a stacked Loyola/Cobras squad. Koby Tseng led the scoring for Black Cat, and Kyle Beachboard, Emilio Nunziait, Kurt Landon, and Rizal Smith all tallied goals. Junior goalie Matt Choi played solid in net for his first time playing at the varsity level.
— Lane Jaffe, Black Cat

Cobras Elite Blue lost a close one to a very good Black Cat team. Sean Smith played excellent, and freshman Cam Bieler filled in nicely in goal. Rookies Henry Hasenberg and Wes Priestley also played well. If we can stay out of the penalty box by playing defense with controlled aggression, we can make a championship run.
— Brett Tietjen, Cobras

Leverage 9, Santa Monica 3
Leverage played a good game against Santa Monica. Joey Weinman and Matt Fanelli had very good games, and Tommy Leone had a fantastic night in goal.
— Chris Jewett, Leverage

Cobras Black 13, Shock 2
Cobras Elite Black dominated from the first whistle. Jonathan Partamian, Cory Lund, Mason O’Hanlon, and Dom Trageser were lighting up the scoreboard. Aiden Hess was automatic at the faceoff X, and when the D did face pressure, Joe Theuer was a wall behind a great defense of Nick Mohler, Luke McKenna and Morgan Lewis.
— Brett Tietjen, Cobras

JV
Leverage 14, Santa Monica 0
Leverage JV players Trenton Jones and Josh Bettger each had three goals, and Cullen Murray play great in goal. — Chris Jewett
Dragons 12, Shock 7
Cobras 5, Black Cat 5

Sunday, Sept. 13
U13
Dragons Green 11, Beach 5
Leverage 12, Dragons Blue 9
Leverage U13 played a very exciting and close game against Dragons. Nick Butler, Braden Woomer and Ed Shean stood out for the Leverage U13s. — Chris Jewett

U11
Leverage 15, Santa Monica 2
Dragons 10, Trident Blue 6
Trident Orange 11, Santa Monica 1