Early goals help lead the Golden Elks past Eagles
Special to the Whig
Elkton’s cutters consistently found space to operate in front of the net against visiting Bohemia Manor Friday afternoon.
The Golden Elks took advantage by making strong passes that resulted in goals from the middle stages of the first quarter onward in their 19-3 victory over the Eagles in Susquehanna Division boys’ lacrosse action.
“We just keep talking to our kids about being unselfish. The game of lacrosse is about one-on-ones in space. We’re just trying to create space to create one-on-ones.” Elkton coach Eric Day said. “We teach them to be unselfish on top of that. That’s why you saw a lot of assisted goals, guys moving around. Whenever we play unselfish, we’re pretty good, but every lacrosse team is good when they play unselfishly.”
Five different players scored for Elkton in the first quarter as the team netted the game’s first six goals en route to a 7-1 lead after 12 minutes. Joe Scuderi started the scoring with a goal 28 seconds into the game, while Brady O’Neill and Tyler Durant added two each in the frame. Luke Wolfe and Reese Roehsler chipped in one goal apiece in the rally.
The Elks continued the onslaught as they outscored Bo Manor 6-0 in the second quarter to take a 13-1 advantage into halftime with O’Neill, Josh Taylor and Andrew Noel all scoring two goals each.
“I have to give all the credit to our coach,” said O’Neill, who finished with six goals. “He’s been great this year. He’s really helped us out. I just played within the system that he put in. It’s all him.”
The Elks continued to apply the pressure in the second half as they scored four goals in the third quarter and two more in the fourth to extend their lead to 19-1 before J.D. Guilbault scored the final two goals of the game for the Eagles.
Taylor added five more goals for the Elks, while Durant and Knoll added three and two goals apiece, respectively.
Elkton’s Josh Taylor runs with the ball while a Bohemia Manor defender gives chase during the Golden Elks’ 19-3 victory over the visiting Eagles in Susquehanna Division boys’ lacrosse action on Friday.