The Eagles faced two tough opponents to close out the month of March. One against another team from Colorado, and an evening game under the lights against California powerhouse St. Margarets. Both games were expected to be challenging for our boys and they lived up to that expectation.
The Denver East Angels came out to a fast start and outscored our boys 7-1 in the first quarter, making it an uphill battle if we wanted the win. Despite the opponent’s quick succession of goals in the first quarter, the Eagles got dialed in and kept pace with or outscored Denver East for the remainder of the game.
Transfer student, Dylan Kelleher (So, faceoff), got his first start at faceoff after a mandatory sitting out period and he started his SFC lacrosse career in style with a faceoff win and a fantastic breakaway goal on the first play of the game. Overall, Dylan won 15 of 28 faceoffs and although the outcome of the game was not in the Eagles' favor, they demonstrated grit and determination to come back for a respectable 10-14 loss with Brett Koopman (Sr., LSM) having another huge game on both ends (4 goals, 2 assists, 6 ground balls, 3 CTOs), and George Adams (So, goalie) saving 10 of 24 shots on goal.
Two days later the Eagles traveled north to St. Margarets, a tough team and one of the best in California. The Eagles 8-17 loss was a tough one against a team who lived up to its strong reputation. Despite the outcome, there were several bright spots for the team. Dylan Kelleher (So, faceoff) played well at face-off winning 8 of 12 until he had to exit the game due to illness. Brett Koopman (Sr., LSM) picked up where Dylan left off winning 7 of 9. But the Eagles struggled to score and turnovers plagued the team throughout the game. George Adams (So, goalie) stood strong in goal saving 16 of 24 shots, and Colby Rossettie (Fr, attack) continued his scoring hot streak with 3 goals.
Onwards to the next games where the Eagles will be eager to produce a win.