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Lacrosse team packs a punch

by Wendi Reardon

April 18, 2012

Kevin Horton runs into St. Michael's defense. Photo by Wendi Reardon
The Wolves and St. Michael's College - Toronto finished discussing their next plan of action as mother nature intervened with thunder and lightning pausing the game on Sunday.

Thirty minutes later the game was called, and the Wolves wouldn't have an opportunity to come back from the 7-3 loss.

"It was a good game," said Clarkston Boys Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach Brian Kaminskas. "These guys are ranked 33rd in the nation. We played very well. We were doing a lot of things right. We came out in the second half and had our runs. They took advantage, but we had our plan, and we weren't going to alter it."

The Wolves opened the game with a goal from Mike Vanderweel within the first few minutes. He added one more before the quarter ended to put the score 2-1.

St. Michael's tied the score two minutes into the second quarter. With nine seconds left Jordan Kincaid brought the boys back into the lead after swinging his lacrosse stick, putting the ball into the net.

St. Michael's made five goals before the game was called with 3:24 left in the third quarter.

"I thought defensively we played one of the better games we have played all year," Kaminskas added. "The second half we may have hiccupped, but over all we did well - our clears were going well, our rides were going well."

The boys beat Bloomfield on Friday, 15-2. Kincaid led with five goals and Kevin O'Grady had three goals in the game.

Goalie Adam Gohl had six saves.

"It was a good game," said Kaminskas."It was absolute domination from the whistle. We took 41 shots in the game, picked up 37 ground balls, and had 22 takeaways."

One of the goals posted for Bloomfield was scored by Clarkston defender Preston Haven but he acted quickly on the mistake.

"He answered it with the next ball," Kaminskas added. "He picked it up and went down the other way and scored"

The boys head to Notre Dame Prep on Thursday and host Troy Athens on Monday, both start at 7:30 p.m.

"From the beginning of the year we said we were going to be stonger, and each game keeps getting better and better," Kaminskas added. "I wouldn't want to play us this week.