Early goals help lead the Golden Elks past Ea­gles

Cecil Whig - - SPORTS - By KEVIN PHILLIPS

ELKTON—

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.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY KEVIN PHILLIPS

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.

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