Boys Varsity Lacrosse
|WT Woodson High School||17|
On yet another cold evening with a light rain falling the Cavaliers bounced back from their loss to South County with a dominating win over the Centreville Wildcats at home. Cuviello picked up where he left off against South County dominating faceoffs from the start. Hoffman hit Morris down the seam and he drilled the shot only 20 seconds into the game for a 1-0 lead. Cuviello won the next faceoff and got it to Hoffman. Hoffman found Bower cutting toward the goal and his shot ripped the net for a 2-0 lead just 32 seconds later. The Cavs were focused and sharp. Cuvi pitched the next face off back to Cryblskey for another possession. After a Wildcat save Bower applied a hard hit and Wright picked up the ground ball to put the Cavs back on the attack. This time Hoffman found the top left of the goal on a blistering shot to make it 3-0 barely 2 minutes into the game. The Wildcats converted one of their few chances to make it 3-1. Phan knocked the ball loose on the next Wildcat possession and Kang scooped up the loose ball and carried it up field for a clear. Nijjar made a great save keeping the ball from coming back over midfield to keep the Cavs on offense. Bower took advantage of the save firing his second goal of the game into the top left corner for a 4-1 lead. The Wildcats answered with a goal to make it 4-2. Stedham played excellent defense sliding to shut down a Wildcat attack. Erwin than forced a bad pass out of bounds to get possession. After a Cavs penalty, Stedham scooped a loose ball and passed to Yost to help get the clear to end the quarter.
The Cavs finished off the penalty kill to start the quarter. Bower kept up his torrid start as he rolled around the cage and hit top left for a hat trick and a 5-2 lead 40 seconds into the quarter. It was the beginning of a Cavs wave during the quarter. Magee forced a bad pass and Fruchterman took the clear to the net and drove the shot home making it 6-2. Cuviello hit the trifecta - winning the face off, getting the ground ball, driving through the Wildcat defense before hitting the shot to make it 7-2. The barrage continued with Hoffman getting his 3rdassist of the game as he found Yost cutting to the net to make it 8-2. Solomon created a steal near midfield to get possession back. He spun through 4 defenders and ripped the shot to extend the lead to 9-2. Just 10 seconds later, Cuviello hit his 2ndtrifecta of the game as he again won the face off, got the ground ball, left 2 middies on the ground, and split 2 defenders before burying the shot for a 10-2 lead. He then flipped the face off to Cryblskey for another possession. After a Cav’s turnover Garlepp made a great kick save and Stedham tracked down the high rebound in the corner to get possession. On the clear Magee hit a long pass to Hoffman who whipped in the shot to make it 11-2 Cavs. Burns won the next faceoff that led to Fruchterman dodging around the cage and scoring to make it 12-2. Solomon had a BTB go off the pipe just before the half ended.
Burns pushed the 2ndhalf faceoff to Cryblskey. Solomon took advantage of the possession slicing through the defense and scoring for a 13-2 advantage less than a minute into the half. Burns combined with Murray to win the next faceoff. After a Wildcat save, Wright came away with the ground ball out of the scramble to keep possession. The Cavs made his hustle pay off as Morris found Farr camped out on the crease. Farr took the quick pass and stuffed it by the goalie to make it 14-2. Terry blocked a shot on the next Wildcat possession and Yost vacuumed up the loose ball and went up field for the clear. After a quick back and forth with Solomon on the right side of the goal he fed Solomon on the crease and Solomon faked the goalie and scored for a 15-2 lead. Swanton applied a hard hit standing up the charging Wildcat attack man to get possession for the Cavs. Fruchterman found Solomon streaking in on a transition. Solomon let it fly from 20 yards out and found the back of the net making it 12 unanswered goals for the Cavs. Gaugler muscled through the Wildcat defense to get a shot that was deflected by the goalie. Swanton had his 2ndbig hit of the game with Nijjar coming away with the loose ball to close out the quarter.
The Wildcats finally got back in the scoring column scoring off a breakaway to make it 16-3. Lefcourt won the face off clean to get Cavs possession. Jones raced by the Wildcat defender to get an angle down the right lane and ripped a shot bottom left to make it 17-3. Now it was time for the Cavs defense to really shine. Chong made a save from point blank range to keep it 17-3. Stoll, Smith, and Kang combined to play great defense against the Wildcats. Smith had a hard check and Duer scooped up the ground ball. After a Cavs penalty, Chong came up with 2 big saves from in close as the Wildcat attackman could only shake his head wondering how his shot hadn’t found the net. Stoll had another check to get Cavs possession. After a Wildcat save, they had a breakaway with the clock winding down to zero. Chong came out of the net and robbed the Wildcats of even a moral victory with the last of his 7 2ndhalf saves. The Cavs left satisfied with a 17-3 win to start a 3-game week.
The Cavs dominated all phases of the game. They outshot the Wildcats 39-19, held an 18-6 advantage on ground balls, a 10-6 save advantage, and won 17 of 23 face offs. Cuviello had a great all-around game winning 12 of 16 face offs, 3 ground balls and scoring twice. Solomon after a slow start finished with 4 goals, Hoffman had 2 goals to go with his 3 assists, Bower had a hat trick with 3 goals, Fruchterman had 2 goals and an assist, Morris and Yost each had a goal and an assist, Farr and Jones each had goals. Finally, Magee had his 1stassist of the season. The Cavs continued their physical play on defense with Phan, Bower, Solomon, along with Gaugler, Smith, and Stoll having causing turnovers. Garlepp had 3 saves in the 1sthalf, while Chong came up with 7 saves in the 2ndhalf.
On the season the Cavs have now outscored the opposition 74-44 and have hustled their way to a 122-81 advantage on ground balls. Cryblskey leads the team with 24 ground balls. They also have 46 take away checks on defense with Crblskey and Yost with 6 each. Solomon leads the attack with 23 goals and 11 assists. Fruchterman has 13 goals and 8 assists. Hoffman has 13 goals and 4 assists. Bower has 8 goals with Yost and Farr chipping in with 4 each. Phan is 3rdwith 6 assists. Garlepp has 59 saves and a 61% save percentage.
The Cavs are 5-1 on the season and play at Colgan on Wednesday April 11th.