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Riverside beats Dorman in lacrosse home opener

Published on Saturday, March 5, 2016

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Riverside celebrates another home opening lacrosse victory.
 

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Riverside celebrates another home opening lacrosse victory.

 



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Warriors score second goal of first period.
 

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Warriors score second goal of first period.

 

By Alex Love

Riverside’s Warriors held off the Dorman Cavaliers, 7-6, and won its lacrosse home opener for the fifth straight year Friday at Riverside High School

The Warriors dominated the first period leading the Cavaliers 4-1. Senior captain Jordan Adams scored the first two goals of the game, followed by teammates Harrison Meltzer and Henry Evans.

“They were playing so far out wide that if you got by them real quick there wasn’t going to be anyone by the top the crease to help them,” Adams said. “The second one was just a loose ball scramble situation, but my teammate, Jacob, did a great job finding me open.”

Riverside brought the first period momentum into the second half with Evans scoring the teams’ fifth goal and Peyton Lambrecht scoring goal number six.

Slowly, the Dorman Cavaliers began to push back on offense before the half ended. Logan Crumley and Caleb Bishop put the Cavaliers ahead in the half.

“We had to communicate on defense better, less ball watching and watch the middle,” Head Coach Jay Black said. “We just called some timeouts reiterated our game plan and told our guys to just go out there and do it.”

Dorman’s Jack O’Connor closed the gap to 6-4.

“Defensively we had this game plan put in this week against an offense run differently than most,” Black said. “Justin Robinson, who’s our go-to guy, was a work horse tonight and our goalie, Ryan Porte,r came up with some big saves. My hat’s off to the defense.” 

Jacob Goodale gave the Warriors a three-point lead at the start of the final period. But Dorman cut that lead to one point with Bishop and Charlie Guest goals.

Play was blown dead with 5.5 seconds left when a player lost his glove, making it a safety hazard.

“Were going to look at all the stuff we need to work on,” Adams said. “But I think we need to take the positives out of this one, we played together as a team and as a family.”

Riverside is 2-1 overall and 1-0 at home. The Warriors play at Eastside Tuesday at 7 p.m. Dorman is 2-1 and hosts Chapin on Tuesday.

 

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