The weather was more cooperative this week as the Orange County Lacrosse Association wrapped up its second week of games.
U13 Boys: Best Coast Grizzly Bears 8, Wolfpack 1
An 8-1 loss to the Best Coast Grizzly Bears on Saturday evened the Wolfpack’s record at 1-1. The Wolfpack started strong with an early goal by Luke. Luke finished a quick shot from the crease to give his team a 1-0 lead in the first five minutes of the game. That would be the final goal of the game though for the Wolfpack as the Bears’ defense went into lockdown mode and their offense came to life. The Bears’ defense repeatedly turned away determined efforts by the Wolfpack to gain possession and find the back of the net again.
U13 Boys: Hewes 10, OC Rebels Jedis 2
A talented and disciplined Hewes squad outscored the Jedis 10-2. Jedis coach Adam Guy tipped to his to Hewes, saying “Hewes played a very controlled game on offense with high pressure on defense to get the W”
U13 Boys: OC Rebels Ewoks 9, So Cal 5
“Solid team effort” contributions from several players.
U15 Boys: Newport Navigators 14, OC Rebels Wookies 2
The Wookies squad were overpowered by the Navigators 14-2. The deciding factor in the game was time of possession. The Navigators controlled the faceoff X, won the war for ground balls good, and minimized turnovers with strong skills. Chrisitan Libutti and Garrett Moos scored for the Wookies.
Wookies’ coach Jordan Terrio noted that the exceptional stick skills of the Navigator squad made each possession a threat, and added “We saw the things we need to work next week at practice and we will improve as a team”.