Landon Lacrosse 13 Paul VI 8

First game of the season is always a test; practices and scrimmages are not as exacting as a real game. Now the opponent will throw their best at you and the assessment of the kids with potential is over. PVI has played a game and has talent (5 Div. I commits including teams like UVa, UNC and Army). Landon was starting players who had never worn a varsity jersey in competition and the roster is replete with underclassmen. The Panthers stayed with the Bears through two periods but the visitors prevailed 13-8 at the Georgetown University. [Alex Joyce’s Hoyas played Connor Lynch’s Furman team in the double header.]

[This early in the season the official scorer is scrambling to keep up with all 10 different stats in the book, thus some of the nuances will be added as more games are recorded.]

Landon got on the scoreboard first @ 9:17 on a feed from Sam Lynch to Colton Rupp.  The Panthers responded with two goals at 9:47 and 6:38. With only 2:34 left in the quarter Rob Adkins B nailed a shot past the PVI goalie.



Max Menkes was the first to tally in the second period @ 11:52 with no assist. The home team ran up three goals at 11:36, 11:14 and 8:34. The middle goal was notched on an XMO situation. The Bears countered with a pair of goals Sam Lynch unassisted @ 3:32 and after a time out Zach Buller fed Sean O’Brien @ 0:55.



Landon’s depth started to assert control in the next quarter. First, Colton assisted on Jack Bolen’s @ 8:40.  PVI responded with another XMO goal at 3:54. O’Brien found Rupp @ 2:46 and a Panther fast break goal at 2:14 to reduce the score margin to 1. The visitors closed out the period with two pretty tallies— Nate Buller fed Rupp @1:12. Finally Bolen auspiciously started something with a sprinting goal @ 0:01



Jack obviously was in the zone for he deposited another ball by the PVI goalie @ 11:29 That’s two goalies within 30 seconds on the clock). The Panthers did not give up and added one to their total at 8:28, again on XMO. Bolen completed his hat trick @ 5:58. Sean upped the ante with a dodge from behind and a shot which caught the upper right corner of the goal @2:47. PVI pulled the goalie from the crease and doubled the ball everywhere; Landon was able to maintain possession to kill the clock. With seconds left (@0:45) Rob Adkins fed Colton for his hat trick.

As noted earlier, the challenged scribe did not gather all of the numbers associated with the Defense; so it is impossible to really relate all of their efforts. One number was registered- Hunter Sells made 11 saves; There were others contributing to this effort; my apologies for not getting their stats.



Landon lacrosse was blessed to have as a player, a Bear coach and an opposing coach a great man named Khari Baten (his story will be told in full soon). After every game, we give a “That’s a Bear” Award to individuals who exhibit the characteristics who made Khari special. Today, this honor goes to: Jack Bolen, Colton Rupp and Hunter Sells.

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