Wednesday, July 30, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Oak Ridge boys lacrosse team upends Granite Bay

GRANITE BAY — The Oak Ridge boys lacrosse team spoiled Granite Bay’s Senior Night, defeating the Grizzlies 7-5.

“These two teams have an ongoing rivalry that always proves to be very competitive from the first face-off to the very last seconds of the game,” Oak Ridge coach Chris Donahue said.

The Trojan varsity squad has been hampered by numerous injuries during the season but Tuesday, the entire team was healthy and ready to play for the first time since the beginning of the season.

The first quarter was a give and take with equal possessions between the teams, ending with Granite Bay leading by two. Oak Ridge goalie Taylor McKay had three saves that prevented additional Granite Bay scoring.

Oak Ridge upped the pace and became the aggressor in the second quarter and got on the board in the first minutes with a forceful goal from Case Donahue.

Both teams battled with the Oak Ridge defenders handling the numerous offensive attempts by the Grizzlies. McKay had four more saves that frustrated Granite Bay’s attack.

Donahue scored again on a coast-to-coast dodging when he pinned the top corner of the goal as the first half minutes ticked off the clock.

Both teams came back refreshed and determined for the third quarter, which quickly became a defensive battle.

Troy’s Miles Maxwell, John McGonigle and Caleb Rich were quick to shut down the many Granite Bay attempts to move closer to the crease but the Grizzlies were the first to score. Oak Ridge responded with a solid goal by Cayd Rich and with the game tied, Austin Dean fed Tyler Leone midway through the quarter for a goal that brought the fans to their feet.

Granite Bay patiently responded by moving the ball around the perimeter and retied the score. Again Dean scanned the net area and found Cayd, who buried the ball in the back of the net for his second goal of the night. On defense, Caleb had three takeaways that kept the Grizzlies on their toes.

Oak Ridge held a slim 5-4 lead to start the fourth quarter as tension mounted on both sides of the field.

Troy’s Josh Wellman maneuvered around the Grizzly defense to feed Patrick Kunkel, who followed up with an adrenaline-filled goal that put Oak Rdge up by two goals. Granite Bay came right back to narrow the gap to one goal, but long-stick defender McGonigle converted a takeaway to assist Cayd with an exploding goal that sealed the Oak Ridge victory.

 

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