The Saline High School boy’s lacrosse programs are off to successful starts in their 2017 seasons. The Varsity program, led by Head Coach Ryan Crawford, carries a record of 2-1 into their match on Friday, April 14 against Plymouth, at Hornet Stadium. Face off will be at 7:00.
The Hornets began the season with two games prior to Spring Break, splitting the pair.
In their season opener, they pulled out an exciting 8-7 come from behind win against Flint Powers. After taking a 4-1 lead into halftime, the Hornets fell behind by a score of 5-4 midway through the fourth quarter. Goals by juniors Jackson Fairman and Davis Bruneau put the Hornets back on top by a score of 6-5. Powers answered with two goals of their own at the 3:00 mark to retake the lead. With one minute remaining, junior Jack Loveland evened the score with an unassisted goal and sealed up the victory, after junior Robby Borer won the ensuing faceoff, with another unassisted goal with 42 seconds remaining.
For the game, the Hornets were led in scoring by Loveland’s four goals, followed by Fairman with two, and one apiece from Bruneau and sophomore Tanyr Krummenacher. Krummenacher also tallied two assists and Borer added one. In addition, junior Will Olson and Borer led the Hornets in ground balls with four each. Borer also won an impressive 12 of a possible 13 face-offs. Minding the net for the Hornets and contributing seven saves was junior Shane Winkelseth.
In their second game of the season, at Canton, the Hornets battled back from an 9-5 fourth quarter deficit to get within one goal with 1:08 remaining in the game. Unlike the previous game, the Hornets were unable to score the equalizer and fell to Canton 9-8.
Contributing to the scoring for the Hornets were Tanyr Krummenacher with three goals, Jackson Fairman, one goal and one assist, Jack Loveland, one goal, one assist, Robby Borer, one goal, senior Noah Terech, one goal, and senior Chad Jarvie, one goal. The Hornets were kept in the game with some stellar net minding by Shane Winkleseth, 10 saves, and junior Danny Godell. Senior Danny Krueger led the Hornets with four ground balls.
Returning from Spring Break, the Hornets won again on Wednesday night 20-5 at home against Bedford. Scoring early and often, the Hornets took a 10-2 lead into the half and matched their first half production in the second half.
Eleven Hornets got into the scoring action, led by Davis Bruneau’s six goals. Tanyr Krummenacher contributed three goals and an impressive nine assists, with additional scoring from, Jackson Fairman, three goals and two assists, Jack Loveland, three goals and two assists, junior Kyle Hall, two goals, and one goal apiece from Robby Borer, junior Jack Toor, and sophomore Peter Jacobson. Additional assists were credited to junior Jake Leslie, Noah Terech, and sophomore Harrison Hill. Loveland also led the Hornets with seven ground balls, while Shane Winkleseth turned away five shots, while in goal.
The JV lacrosse squad, led by Head Coach Dan Cain, currently carries a record 2-0 into their next match on Friday, April 14, against Plymouth, at Hornet Stadium. Faceoff is set for 5:30.
In their opening match, the JV Hornets fell behind Flint Powers by a score of 1-0 and have never trailed again during their two game season. The Hornets scored five unanswered goals, on their way to a 10-2 victory.
Contributing to the scoring for the Hornets were sophomore Chris Peters with four goals and two assists, and single goals from Peter Jacobson, sophomore Patrick Stanley, sophomore Owen Offerle, freshman Connor Martin, freshman Thomas Hovde, and freshman Brady Potter. Adding assists for the Hornets were sophomore Evan Peoples, sophomore Jeffery Inge, and freshman Colin Sears with one apiece. Sophomore Collin Clark scooped up eight ground balls and Sophomore Mason LaFleur earned the win making three saves.
In their second game of the season, the JV Hornets posted a shutout of 5-0 against Canton. Harrison Hill led the coring for the Hornets, netting two goals, while Patrick Stanley, sophomore Joseph Singh and Thomas Hovde added one goal each. The Hornets counted assists from Peter Jacobson and sophomore Jack Eberts, while Collin Clark again led the Hornets in ground balls with six, and Mason LaFleur earned the shutout win with five saves.