On the Road Again
Even though it’s Saturday and some people got to sleep in, the Huskies hit the road for another full day of lacrosse. Today we took part in the Yarmouth Play Day, hosted by Yarmouth High School and North Yarmouth Academy. Jack Marshall, a recently accepted Gould Lacrosse recruit from Biddeford, Maine joined us for the Play Day, as did returning player Will Halper. With three tough games to play, we were glad to have the added numbers.
Our first game of the day was against Yarmouth High School, a perennial playoff contender. It took us a little while to shake off the van ride and get things started, but once we settled in and played our game, we cruised out to a 7-1 win.
With the way the schedule worked out, we played our first two games of the day back-to-back. In our second game we took on a strong Brunswick High School team who jumped out to an early lead. At halftime, Brunswick’s 4-2 advantage gave us the wake-up call we needed to pour it on in the second half. Once we started putting goals on the board, we didn’t stop until the final horn. Despite the initial setback, we won the game 10-4.
After a much needed break and a change in venue to the NYA turf, we played Cape Elizabeth in our final game of the day. Cape has more State Championships than any other team in Maine and they’re always in the hunt for another one. It was a battle from start to finish with one team scoring and then the other. This was a game where neither team could get a clear advantage, and it ended in a 6-6 tie.
Once our games were over, we loaded up the vans and headed down to the University of New England to watch them play Roger Williams University on the Big Blue Turf. For those of you who were following the team last season, you’ll remember that we played our NEPSAC quarterfinal and semifinal games at UNE. The Nor’easters hung in there for most of the game, but in the end, Roger Williams pulled away and got the win.
Rather than trying to get this crew to settle down in a restaurant for dinner, we opted to have Famous Dave’s BBQ deliver food and we tailgated in the UNE Parking lot. I’ve discovered that even though I ordered enough food for 25 people, it’s just enough to feed 17 lacrosse players!
Yeah, I’m not sure I can bring this guy into a restaurant!
On our way back to Bethel, we stopped at Cabela’s for a little shopping and target practice
All in all, it was a great day; the weather was fantastic, we played some great lacrosse, and we had a chance to come together as a team on the road. Tomorrow, the boys get to sleep in and then it’s time to prepare For New Hampton on Monday.