CHS Lacrosse Defeats Lafayette Hurricanes in Central District Game
The CHS Lacrosse program ventured west over the basin to Lafayette on Sunday, March 15, for games. The key match up was the Louisiana High School Lacrosse League Central District game, with the Lafayette Hurricanes hosting the Bears. This would be the Hurricanes first district game, while the Bears are 1-0 on the Central District.
The Bears came into the game focused on their next step toward a championship. Just 1:13 into the game, Daniel Grant scored the Bears first goal and they never looked back. Just two minutes later, Christopher Miller scored off of an assist from Jon Adam Town. The last goal of the first quarter game at the 2:42 mark, when Justin David scored off of an assist from Grant.
The Bears continued the attack in the second quarter, with a quick score just 53 seconds into the quarter, when Town scored off of a feed from Evan Fontenot. At the 9:39 mark of the quarter, Miller had another goal off of an assist from David for 5-0 lead. The last score of the half came at the 8:34 mark, when Fontenot scored an unassisted goal. The Bears went into half time leading 6-0.
It appeared the Bears lost some of their focus to start the second half and were only able to put up one score. At the 2:39 mark of the 3rd quarter, David scored off of an assist by Miller. At the end of the third quarter, the Bears were up 7-0.
The Hurricanes came out for the fourth quarter fired up and were able to get two quick goals, so with 9:10 to go in the game, the Bears lead has slipped to 7-2. Those goals brought the Bears back to the game and they were able score at the 8:56 mark, with a goal from Miller, who was assisted by Tres Hawkins. The Bears put up another score at the 7:26 mark, with a goal by David, off of an assist by Town. The Hurricanes were able to get another goal at the 6:26 mark, but that was quickly offset by a Bears goal at the 6:13 mark when Grant scored his second un-assisted goal. After another Hurricane goal, the Bears closed out the scoring with a goal from Fontenot, who was assisted by John Ritchie.
Defensively, the Bears were again led by goalie Zach Minton, who had 8 saves. He was joined by Blaine Edmonson with 3 take-aways and Matthew Browning with 2 take-aways, as well as Patrick Campesi, who had 6 ground balls.
While the offensive and defense were strong and penalties were kept to a minimum, a key factor that helped the Bears control the game, was at the face-off. Nick Carville won 14 of the 19 attempts, giving the Bears extra possessions.
The Bears won this key Central District match up 11-4. Next up, the Bears will host the Cougars from St. Thomas More in Lafayette at 7 PM on Friday night at the Pete Boudreaux Track. In addition to being Senior night, this game will be for the District Championship, so come out and support the Bears in their quest for a second consecutive District Championship.
Before the varsity game, the JVB squared off against Jesuit. The soft ground and lack of conditioning took ití´s toll on the Bears, as they dropped the match 9-1. Ashton Richard had the lone score for the Bears .
After the varsity match up, the JV took to the field against the Hurricane JV. This was a hard fought match up, with multiple lead changes and a late charge by the Hurricanes to tie the game at the end of regulation.
The Bears came out fired up in OT and never let the ball cross over onto their defensive side of the field. Finally, just 1:47 into the OT period, Ray Nebel picked up a ground ball and drove toward the goal to score an un-assisted and give the Bears the 8-7 win.
Nebel was joined in the scoring by Holden David and Taylor Empson with a goal each, as well Taylor Fontenot with 2 goals and Clayton Rives with 3 goals.
Defensively, the Bears were led by Alex Perrodin with 5 ground balls and 2 take aways.
The JV and JVB will venture back to Lafayette next Saturday to take on St. Thomas More.