The Boys JV lacrosse team has experienced just about every type of game halfway through the season, winning some games handily and learning some hard lessons in losses.
The offensive leaders halfway through the season are sophomore Dominic Patino (13 G) and freshman Corey Brock (14 G). It will be a tightly contested race to see who can finish the season with the most goals.
Defensively, the team is led by junior Jake Woodward at close defense, freshman Carter Selby at midfield and freshman goalie Bryce Miller, with a very solid 8.7 GA (goals against) average.
Some fab freshmen who are making contributions right away are midfielder Connor Blake, close defense Nick Diotte, and attack Jason Klein.
The most recent game, a victory over Kenowa Hills, saw the boys come out slow in the first quarter, only scoring one goal and giving up two goals. The second quarter was played to a draw, with GL scoring one and Kenowa Hills getting a goal with one second left in the quarter to go up 3-2 at halftime.
The third quarter saw sloppy play from both teams with numerous penalties and lots of bad shots. GL was able to finally start the scoring with freshman Cody Keast scoring a bounce shot to make it 3-3. Corey Brock went top cheddar later in the quarter to give GL a 4-3 lead going into the 4th quarter.
The GL coaches must have given an Oscar-worthy speech between the 3rd and 4th quarters because GL played a great 4th quarter. Carter Selby scored his 2nd goal of the game (5-3), Connor Blake buried a crease crank (6-3), Brock got his 2nd off a lefty dodge (7-3) and junior long stick middie Mike Bigelow added an exclamation point goal to make it 8-3 Grand Ledge. Kenowa Hills would add one more, and Patino would score the last goal of the game to make the final Grand Ledge 9, Kenowa Hills 4.
The boys are back in action Thursday, April 27th against rival and CAAC leader Haslett then travel to Saginaw Heritage Saturday, and then have home games Monday at 4:30p at Marsh and Tuesday at 5:00p in the stadium.