The spring Blackhawks— the team for players whose high schools do not play lacrosse — opened their 4th season with an exciting, though disappointing, 6-4 loss to a strong team from Clayton High School at Cash-Bagley Fields on Saturday afternoon in Kernersville. Sporting a new attitude and work ethic after last spring’s difficult campaign, the Hawks fought like warriors throughout the game, controlling most of the possession and outshooting the Comets 28-15. It was ill-timed errors and a series of second-half penalties that really lost the game for the Hawks. Senior attackman Justin Carruthers scored 3 goals for the Hawks, and Colton Toth added one. Each goal was assisted, with Gabe O’Dea, Jacob Spindel, Brandon Creasey, and Colton Toth getting one assist each. Hawk defender Brica Patrick caused 5 loose balls on the defensive end while Robert Miller had 3 ground
balls and 3 loose balls caused. Freshmen Dylan Mabe and Dayton Koontz were solid at the defensive midfield, while senior Faysal Ibrahim provided quickness in the transition game. Veteran Spencer McNeeley and first-year keeper Kyle Beinke provided solid goalkeeping. Three first-time lacrosse players saw action in the game for the Hawks and held their own. The Blackhawks travel to Fayetteville next Saturday to play a doubleheader, first facing the Village Vipers — one of the state’s best teams — and then playing the always-competitive Knights from Village Christian Academy.
For more information about the spring Blackhawks, go to Spring 2013.