Boys Varsity Lacrosse
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The game featured Bobby Solomon scoring a W.T. Woodson record 191stgoal early in the 2ndhalf to break the all-time scoring record that had been held by his brother Aaron for the past 13 years. His teammates, coaches, family, and fans cheered his amazing accomplishment.
The game started on another cold and windy night that we have all become accustomed to this season. Cuviello and Phan combined to win the opening faceoff and then Phan fed Cuviello cutting down the lane and he drilled the shot just 16 seconds into the game for a 1-0 lead. After a Fairfax save, Solomon stole the outlet pass and found Bower open on the left side. Bower ripped the shot for a 2-0 lead. Cuviello teamed up with Yost to get the next faceoff but the Fairfax goalie robbed the Cavs. The Rebels had their 1stshot of the game on the next possession but Garlepp made the save. He fed Yost who raced up field for the clear and then hit Fruchterman on the crease who stuffed it home for a 3-0 lead with 7 minutes left in the quarter. Magee stripped the Rebel attackman and Stedham cleaned up the groundball to get possession for the Cavs. After a time out Yost took possession at midfield and raced uncontested to the goal and drilled the shot for a 4-0 lead. Fruchterman spun by the rebel defense before finding Solomon open on the crease for his 1stgoal of the night. The Cavs defense went on the offensive as Stedham stripped the ball away, Magee picked up the loose ball and fed it to Duer. Duer raced up field for the clear and continued into the zone before firing a shot top left for his 1stgoal of the season. Fairfax finally scored on their next possession to make it 6-1. After a rebel turnover, Hoffman found Solomon with the clock running down who drilled the shot at the buzzer to make it 7-1 at the end of the quarter.
After a Rebel save, Phan came away with the groundball to deny the Rebels a clear. He then found Fruchterman with a long lead pass on the crease and he stuffed it home to make it 8-1. Cuviello won the faceoff but the goalie made a save. Bower came up with the groundball and sent a long pass to Solomon who swept an underhand shot past the surprised rebel goalie to make it 9-1. 17 seconds later they reversed roles with Solomon finding Bower on a skip pass and he ripped the shot for a 10-1 lead. The onslaught continued with Fruchterman dodging through the defense and scoring again 31 seconds later. It was 11-1 Cavs after 15 minutes of play as they completely dominated the Rebels. After a Rebel save Fruchterman harassed the goalie into a bad pass that Cryblskey scooped up. Hoffman spun by the defense and fired top right for a 12-1 lead. The rebels picked up a goal to make it 12-2. Garlepp had a nice save and Stedham cleaned up the groundball. After a rebel save, Stedham had a steal to get possession. After a turnover, Garlepp made another great save and Stedham had the clear. Solomon took the ball at midfield and drove in on the rebel defense before spinning left and scoring with 56 seconds left in the half. It was his 4thgoal of the game and tied him with his brother for the all-time goal record. Solomon wasn’t done as he drew two rebel defenders and then hit Andrews outside the crease who went bottom right with 9 seconds left for a 14-2 Cavs lead at the half. The only excitement left was would Solomon get the record breaker.
The 2ndhalf started with a Cav turnover. Garlepp made a nice save on a close shot. After a Cav clear Solomon took the ball at the top of the field and dodged down the middle through the Rebel defense. After beating the 1sttwo defenders he cut to his left and rocketed a shot into the bottom right of the net as he was fouled by the rebel defender. Solomon collected the record breaking ball as the crowd erupted into cheers. He was congratulated by his teammates and coaches as he came off the field with his night over.
Farr came up with a groundball to get possession. After a rebel save, Fruchterman pestered the goalie forcing him back from the goal and not allowing him to get off a pass. Eventually he was whistled for a failure to advance and the Cavs were back on offense. The rebel goalie made another save and the Cavs showed signs of letting up. The rebels scored 2 quick goals to make it 15-4. Nijjar had forced a turnover with a hard hit on the biggest rebel attackman. Swanton came away with the loose ball. Garlepp nearly got in the scoring column after he made a save as he took the clear deep into rebel territory before firing just over the bar. Wright got the Cavs back on the board with a nice dodge at the top of the box and fired top left for a 16-4 lead. Murray came away with a groundball. After a Cav turnover, Andrews and Nijjar combined for great defense to thwart a rebel breakaway. The Rebels didn’t quit as they ran off 3 goals to end the quarter.
Cameron started the 4thquarter with a faceoff win and then dodged right before ripping a shot bottom left for a 17-7 lead. The rebels scored again. On the next Cav possession, Sloan stole a pass from the rebel defense and cut around the cage from X. As he was going to the ground after being hit he flipped the shot past the goalie for an 18-8 lead. Burns won another faceoff. After a Cav turnover, Nijjar and #7 for the Rebels were at it again. Nijjar bodied him around the field before finally putting him on his back. He forced a bad pass from there to get the Cavs possession. Smith found Andrews on a long lead pass and he hit top left for a 19-9 lead. Leftcourt won the faceoff to put the Cavs back on offense. The rebels scored on their next possession to make it 19-10. Cameron won the faceoff and raced in and drilled the shot bottom left to make it 20-10. The rebels made the final score look respectable with 4 late goals for a 20-14 final.
The Cavs outshot the rebels 44-27. The Cavs held a 23-12 advantage on ground balls and Cuviello won 10 of 14 faceoffs. Fruchterman had 3 goals and an assist. Bower, Cameron, and Andrews each had 2 goals. Hoffman, Wright, Yost, Cuviello, Sloan, and Duer each had a goal. Hoffman and Phan had 2 assists each. Smith picked up his 1stassist of the season. Fruchterman, Bower, and Yost each chipped in an assist. Garlepp had 5 saves and Chong added 4 saves.
The night belonged to Solomon as he had 5 goals and 3 assists.
On the season the Cavs have now outscored the opposition 114-69.
The Cavs are 8-1 on the season and play Patriot at South County at 3:00 on Saturday April 21st.