FCA SoCal Orange finished day two of Gait Cup on a high note by running off five straight goals in the second half to beat Laxachussetts 2013 Green 5-4. Orange started the day with an 8-6 victory over the Connecticut Hurricanes in the morning, before falling to Tar Heel Lacrosse Club in the afternoon game. The Orange Team is now 3-1 and can claim the top seed with a victory on Saturday against an undefeated Dallas Select Team that features Casey Mix and Jack Ortlieb of Corona Del Mar. FCA SoCal Blue despite a strong defensive effort now stands at 1-3 for the tournament.
The real story of the day though was the HEAT. With the thermometer reading 99 degrees and the humidity pushing the heat index over 100, the games have been shortened to 8 minute quarters to keep the players healthy and hydrated. Temperatures in the high 90s and thunderstorms are in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday.