01 Mar 2015

CHS Lacrosse Team Compete in Busy Weekend Schedule

The CHS Lacrosse team covered three locations for six games over the weekend, with the highlight being the first game at the Pete Boudreaux Track and Field Complex.

The JVB squad started the weekend off with a game against St. Martiní´s at Central. The team came out sluggish, but were able to maintain control of the game. The only score of the game came at the 4:45 mark of the 2nd quarter, when Ashton Richard took a feed from John Landry at the crease and got the shot by the goalie. 

Even with a short defensive staff, that one goal was all that the Bears needed, as they were able to hold the Saints scoreless.  They were led by goalie Ryan Smith with three saves and replacement defenseman Michael Browning, who had two take aways and five ground balls.

After a brief break, the JVB squared off against the Central Wildcats. The sluggish play continued for the Bears and after a quick score by Michael DeSoto, the Wildcats stormed to four quick goals and the Bears couldn’t get the momentum back.  The Bears traded goals with the Wildcats and lost the game 7-3.  For the Bears, DeSoto had two goals and Holden David had a goal and an assist. Against the Wildcats, goalie Ryan Smith had five saves and defenseman Michael Browning had two ground balls and a take away.

While the JVB team was in Central, the JV and Varsity squads traveled east to Covington to take on Birmingham Power Oak Mountain at St. Paulí´s.  The JV played first, in what turned out to be an exciting game.  The Bears were able to pull off a 4-2 win over the Eagles, holding them scoreless in the 2nd half.  Scoring for the Bears were Matthew Boyle, Taylor Fontenot, Ray Nebel and Grant Wilkinson.  Additionally, Christopher Miller had two assists, while Josh Brooks had one. Defensively, the Bears were led by goalie Beau Abadie, who had four saves on seven shots and Evan Fontenot, who had one take away and four ground balls.

After the JV game, the Varsity took the field against Oak Mountain, who has two D1 commits on their roster.  The Eagles came out scoring quickly and continued for a 4-1 lead after the 1st quarter.  The Bears couldní´t keep up in the 2nd quarter, as they were out scored 7-1 and went into half trailing 11-2.  The 3rd quarter was much better for the Bears, as they out scored the Eagles 2-1, but couldní´t get the momentum going and ended up losing the game 18-6.

On offense, the Bears were led by Justin David who had two goals and an assist.  He was joined in the scoring by Andrew Young with two goals, as well as Jon Adam Town and Evan Fontenot with a goal each.  This was Fontenotí´s first goal as he has moved from defense to midfield. Defensively, the Bears were led by Blaine Edmonson, who had five ground balls and two take aways.

On Sunday, there was added excitement in the air, as the Bears would be playing their first games on the Catholic High campus at the Pete Boudreaux Track and Field Complex.  Under gray skys, the JV squad was first up, playing the Spartans of Mountain Brook from Birmingham.

While the rains held off, the Bears could not get any offense going and went down to defeat 3-1.  The lone goal from the Bears was scored by Ray Nebel off of an assist by Josh Brooks.  Defensively, the Bears were led by goalie Beau Abadie, who had seven saves on 10 shots and Tanner Chauncy, who had three ground balls and two take aways.

Following the JV game, the Varsity Team took to the field before a large home crowd.  The Bears were excited to be playing on campus again, but couldní´t keep up with the Spartans.  The Bears lost 8-4, with the final score coming as the final horn sounded by a shot from Andrew Young.  Young led the Bears with three goals for a hat-trick.  He joined by Christopher Miller, who had a goal and an assist.

Defensively, the Bears were led by Zach Minton at goal, who had 18 saves for the day.  He was joined on the defensive side by Landon Tujague who had four ground balls and a take away and John Vicari, who had three ground balls and a take away.

Next up, the Varsity Team will host the Holy Cross Tigers on Wednesday, March 4, under the lights at Catholic High.  Come out and support the Bears in the first night home game for CHS Lacrosse.  The game starts at 6:30pm.