Landon 13 Good Counsel 4

The Good Counsel Falcons were prepared for the Bears today and played them hard from the outset. The afternoon was perfect for lacrosse and the Bears got off to an excellent start when Jarrett Witzal won the first face off and slipped the ball to Jack Bolen, who scored a beautiful goal in transition.

The game was evenly contested for the next five minutes with some excellent Landon D creating turnovers from groundballs for both Paul Padalino and the Goalie Hunter Sells. The Bears found a sharp finish, by Sean O’Brien, after some very crisp and precise passing. 2:0 Landon.

The Falcons created an opportunity, with some good passing of their own, to set up a close shot and a 2:1 score line before Sam Lynch was fed on the outlet pass by Sells who flew to goal, unchecked, 3:1 Landon. Some scorers would give Sells an assist on this one – because of his great save and fast clear.

From the face off Jack Bolen attacked down the right wing, cut to goal and fired one into the back of the net for a 4:1 Landon lead and his second of the game. The Bears were on a roll and after a period of sustained defense, the clear went down to Colton Rupp who headed for X before finding a cutting Rob Adkins, who delivered an efficient shot at very close range. The work off the ball by both players created this opportunity to go up 5:1

The Falcons were not done and as a result of some excellent passing created an opportunity for a close shot to make the score 5:2 at the end if the Quarter.

The second Quarter saw the Bears start work on a well earned halftime dressing down from Coach Bordley. The decisiveness and productivity dropped together and our gallant opponents took full advantage, scoring two unanswered goals in the first couple of minutes of the quarter.

With just under four minutes left in the half, Austin Petty pivoted in front of goal and banged an excellent shot into the net for a first half lead, Landon 6:4. The half ended with a period of sustained pressure that went unrewarded when the pipe stopped a super shot from Nate Buller.

The second half started with a Witzal face off win, followed by a turnover that resulted in a couple of minutes a very focused Landon D. The starting Defense eventually frustrated the Falcons into shooting from long range – comfortably saved by Sells. With the ball back in the hands of the Landon attack, Rupp worked his man and created about a foot of separation from his opponent and fired, Landon 7, Falcons 4. The half time tactical advice from the Bears coaches was clearly effective because the Bears streaked away to an 11:4 lead at the end of the quarter.

Two were scored by Sean O’Brien to bring up his hat trick, the first was at the end of some excellent passing and the last of Sean’s goals was a long, hard shot into the top right hand corner.

Austin Petty scored his second of the day with a hallmark long range bullet into the top right, from 12 yards out. The last Landon goal of the quarter was scored by Zac Buller, who despite being doubled, took on his marker, beat him, shot accurately and then drew the penalty – to put the cherry on top of a very determined goal. As the quarter drew to a close the coaches inserted the second D who enjoyed the opportunity of warming up for an extended stay in the final period.

The starting attack was joined by Griffin Brown as the last stanza began but the Falcons continued to work hard across the field before Rob Adkins slipped his man to advance to the crease for a close, hard shot to make it 12:4 to Landon. This created the opportunity for every one to get significant playing time in the last quarter and this can only help with the overall depth of the squad. Kennedy Dunn scored the final goal of the afternoon when he ran about 15 yards to take a shot from close range and record the final score;

Landon 13, Good Counsel 4.

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  1. What happened with baseball? No parking today because of fields. How did we do?

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