Lax Trounces Plattsburgh

Lax in Plattsburgh

Sophomore Elijah Devereaux (left) and senior Jack Pensa on the turf field at Plattsburgh. (Photo: Sam DiBitetto ’18)

Northwood Lacrosse started out the year strong by beating Canton in their first scrimmage of the year, but the Huskies were still hungry and looking forward to picking up their second straight win to remain undefeated. Their next game was in Plattsburgh a couple days before spring break.

“We were feeling very confident and were looking to build on our recent success,” said Junior attack player Will Arquiett. With more practices together to work on their chemistry and sharpen up their skills, the Huskies were bound to take off. And they did just that in the 2nd game.

When the game started, the energy on the field was electric from both teams. Many big hits at the beginning of the game set the tone early. Jack Pensa ‘18 took the home crowd out of the game by scoring early in the 1st quarter and later setting up Drew Rose ‘19 for his 6th of the year. Plattsburgh got a couple of chances, but the play of Matt Shanklin ‘19 in goal was too good as he only let up 2 goals the whole game. Northwood fed off Shanklin’s energy throughout the game finishing on many opportunities as many players chipped in to help the team be successful. John Biechler ‘19 stood out scoring four goals in the performance. Elijah Devereaux 20’ was also solid, scoring a couple highlight reel goals faking one away and dancing to the other side to score. Arquiett added three goals to give himself his second hat trick of the year.

Northwood never let up and won 15-2. Sutton Allard ‘19 stepped up in the game by doing whatever he could to help. Whether it was playing forward, grabbing a long pole and playing defense or taking faceoffs: Allard did it all.

Describing his team’s early success, Patrick Callahan ‘18 said, “we have won a couple games and that’s been great, but we can not forget about the small details that it takes to be successful. That’s something a winning team never forgets.”

Northwood Lacrosse is hungry for games; however, with the unfortunate weather, upcoming games against St.Lawrence Central have been canceled due to field conditions. The team is looking forward to their next game and to continuing their early success.

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