Landon Lacrosse 8 Cardinal Gibbons (NC) 5

Someone sadistic set the schedule for the Bears. Per IL regional rankings, Landon has faced the WCAC’s #1 or 2 team, a team undefeated in Tennessee, an undefeated team in New England prep games & #4 in Northeast, a team undefeated in MD public HS games, #3 in Mid Atlantic, #1 in the West and the #8 in the Southeast/ #1 in North Carolina. Ty Zander, who actually looks at all of the film (so his ratings have greater credibility), could have come to the Landon games and would have watch 14% of his Top Recruits List.

On April 19 (a day after St. Ignatius visited Bordley Stadium), North Carolina’s state champions for the last three years posed the next challenge of Landon. Their roster included recruits going to Notre Dame, Colgate, W&L, Hampden-Sydney and Mercer. CGHS had a lot of team speed and very good athleticism. The Crusaders have held opponents to 5.8 GA including a win over a team featuring the #1 2019 recruit.

The faceoff was won by Justin Shockey who sprinted into the offensive zone and scored the home team’s 1st goal @11:44. Both teams looked out of sync with more than their normal turnovers. A two minute unreleasable penalty against the Bears helped the CG team to get their initial goal at 7:50 (the Bear D did prevent a second goal during this long man down period). A nice connection between two Crusaders resulted in a consecutive tally at 4:15.

The next FOGO event saw Justin win at the X, not GO, but fed Evan Schwartz @ 3:55 to equalize the score. At 1:34 the visitors took the lead for the last time with another assisted goal.

END OF THE 1ST Q CRUSADERS 3 BEARS 2

[that is only the 2nd end of the period score with the Bears behind]

The home defenders, in particular, poles Can James (4 CTs, 5 GBs) and Doug Chirite (1CT, 3 GBs) were able to frustrate the Crusaders’ offense.

The only addition to the scoreboard between minutes 12:01 and 24:00 was a great set up pass from Zach Johnson to Joey Epstein @ 6:03. The Green and Gold added some zone defense to deter the Bears.

HALFTIME BEARS 3 CRUSADERS 3

The Landon D shut out the visitors during the third period. Halfway through this section (@5:59) John Geppert fed Evan for goal #4. As the clock ran to 0:00 (@ 0:01 precisely; the time of a goal in Tuesday’s 1st period) Joey E fed Will Oliver for added margin.

END OF 3RD BEARS 5 CRUSADERS 3

After almost 30 minutes of being shut out (from 1:34 of 1st Q to 10:46 of 4th Q), the Crusaders reduced the Bears’ margin to +2. The game was still on the line and @ 9:41 Joey E threaded a pass to Gilbert Sentimore.

Gibbons did not fold and they got another goal at 6:21.

Joey E’s determination was demonstrated @5:28 when he executed a classical ? move and beat the CG goalie on the near side.

The next time down the field, Joey E was behind the goal and attracted some attention. That created space and time for John Geppert who blasted a drop down shot from about 8 yards @ 3:33.

FINAL SCORE BEARS 8 CRUSADERS 5

 

KHARI BATEN “THAT’S A BEAR” AWARD

JOEY EPSTEIN

JUSTIN SHOCKEY

CAM JAMES

[second Oregonian to receive a “TAB” Award]

DOUG CHIRITE

 

BEAT StA (there will be alternate coverage, hopefully)

There will be no Sunday Edition; the scribe will be away.

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