Landon Lacrosse 10 St. Johns 6

{next door on Armstrong Field, Landon Baseball 7 Bullis 6}

 

Saint John’s College High School has a new coach Wes Speaks. who left the #2 position at Div. III powerhouse Gettysburg (where he coached several Bears) to return to the DMV where he was a high school star at Robinson HS.

Coming to St. John’s is not exactly “walking the Plank” [as in UA’s founder and SJCHS alumnus] for the Cadets roster was hardly bare. His squad includes recruits to Maryland, Notre Dame High Point, VMI and Bridgewater. The Cadets had a 5-2 record with wins over StA, DeMatha, St. Mary’s Ryken and Coach Giblin’s newest school, O’Connell.  Quite clearly, Coach Speaks had his squad ready to make some noise by beating the #1(WaPo) Bears.

The visitors tallied 3 goals to the Bears’ 2 over the first 12 minutes. Cadets scored at 11:05 and then again at 7:11. Landon had scores @ 10:23 – Joey Epstein from Nate Buller (a bullet pass to the crease) and then a Joey dodge from behind @ 6:52.

The Cadets closed the period with the 3rd goal at 1:39.

END OF 1ST Q CADETS 3 BEARS 2

The Justin Shockey X machine contributed to Landon’s tying goal. Joey controlled the ball and found Nate Buller crossing the crease—goal @ 11:14. The 4th Bear goal was the result of the home team breaking down a clear. Jace Menendez, riding hard, got the ball and moved it to Joey for goal #4.

SJCHS did not relent and took the lead, for the last time, with consecutive goals at 5:05 and then 2:40.

The Bears used the last 2 minutes to good advantage. First Joey @ 1:56 with an EMO goal. A Cadets F/O violation gave the ball back to the Bears with a 0:30 advantage, this time the conversion was accomplished with a pass from Joey to John Geppert for goal #6 @ 1:39—a blast from about 7 yards,

HALFTIME BEARS 6 CADETS 5

For the first time in the 2017 season neither the Bears nor their opponents added to its total. Contrary to the pattern of the recent games, there appeared to be little communication and coordination among the Landon defenders. Also, the Landon O shot wide or high for all of the 3rd Q. The Cadets D did a good job of limiting opportunities. Usually the Landon depth creates opportunities during this penultimate period.

END OF 3RD Q BEARS 6 CADETS 5

Temporarily, Bordley’s boys added to its margin on the 1st F/O. The home team scored 0:42 after the start of this last stanza. The goal was assisted by Luke Kurtz, who connected with crease attackman Gilbert Sentimore 11:18.

The Cadets registered their 6th goal at 9:57.

A single goal margin was hardly a good harbinger of a Landon victory; however, the Landon O added comfort.

Nate got his 2nd goal @2:07 with a dodge that separated his defender from a good position and goal #8 was added to the scorebook. Soon thereafter, Nate got the ball with the St. John’s goal out of the crease; Buller moved closer to the opposing goalie to put the ball in the back of the nets @0:58.6. For good measure, Joey got his 4th and the Bears last score @ 0:19.7

Coach Speaks and his team should feel proud of the effort; the Cadets tested the Bears. Look to St. John’s to assert its Armour in the future.

Landon earned its 9th win!

 

FINAL SCORE BEARS 10 CADETS 6

 

THURSDAY 4/3 NIGHT 7PM AT THAT SCHOOL IN POTOMAC, MARYLAND – BEAT BULLIS

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO BEAR BASEBALL TEAM WHO BEAT THE TEAM FROM POTOMAC 7-6–Big comeback with 5 in the bottom of the 6th.  Scott Prutting drove in the winning run in bottom of the 6th.  Louie Eisen picked up the win in relief. 

 

 

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