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A Solid Start To Our Winter Lax Season!

Posted by Barry Marenberg on December 6, 2009

We played a competitive Sparta team to a solid 7-7 tie in the first game of our winter lax season on Friday night (12/4/09).  In my eyes our first game was a success even though we didn’t get the “W”.  In this league a tie is almost as good.  For a team of players (ours) that had not yet played together and some who have never even set foot on a full field, I was very impressed with what I saw.  I also saw a bunch of things that we need to work on and that I will communicate to the players before our next game. 

It was nice to see goals scored by a bunch of different players (as well as great assists from other players!).  We were sharp on face-offs and tight down on defense and we had some very promising goaltending from Mark Pasquariello in his first ever lacrosse game.  With more experience Mark will be a very solid goalie for us. 

We are scheduled to play Chatham this Friday (7pm).  Chatham typically fields a very skilled and fast team so we will have to work hard to stay with them.  We will have to turn our play up a notch but I have confidence that our team can do just that. 

I know there is often some snow on the ground these days, its cold out and its dark by 4:30pm but even when inside, the boys can (and should) practice their cradling (preferably in both hands).  Every little bit of practice goes a long way.

So… after a very encouraging first game, I look forward to the next one and getting our first “W”.

See you on the field.

– Coach B


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