Woodstock Boys Lacrosse Team Dominates Otters

April 26, 2013

in News,Sports

By George Calver, Standard Correspondent

The Wasps moved to 2-0 on the season with a lopsided 17-2 road victory over Otter Valley yesterday.

Eight different players scored for Woodstock. Hunter Schmell notched six goals, while Connor McCarthy, James Durand, Graham Melville and Haven Lantz each picked up two. Taylor Lessard, Oliver Kaija and Jackson Wood rounded out the scoring with a goal apiece. Not only was the scoring widespread, but 13 of the 17 scores were assisted goals — something coach Brandon Little was happy about since it showed strong team play.

The Wasps also dominated the ground game, grabbing up 54 of the 74 groundballs during the match.

“It was a really well played game. We picked up a lot of groundballs and had good defense,” said Little. “Evan Sawyer played the whole game in goals and made some good saves. Our longsticks were solid and made good passes—Ed Doton and Jesse Davis got two assists.”

According to the coach, the team also moved the ball and rotated around well in the attack end, something he wanted to work on in practice following the cliffhanger against Burr and Burton.

The Wasps’ next game is at home this Saturday, April 27 at 11 a.m. against St.Albans.

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