SL lacrosse scores 1st-ever playoff win

The Lakers’ boys lacrosse team scored the first regional tournament win in program history on Thursday.
Tribune Staff
May 16, 2014

The Lakers jumped out to a quick lead and buried Reeths-Puffer, 17-4, in the pre-regional round of the state tournament.

With the victory, Spring Lake earned the fifth seed in next week’s regional tournament and will play at Forest Hills Eastern on Wednesday.

“We got off to a quick lead,” said coach Doug Sharp. “We played well right from the first quarter. They’ve had a tough season, and we played well right out of the gate, and that made a huge difference. That set the tone.”

Sharp said he was excited to get plenty of playing time for all his kids, and to have nine different players score.

Zach Montgomery led the way with five goals, while Harrison Palmer provided three goals and four assists. Michael Tomaszczyk had a goal and two assists for the Lakers, who are now 8-8 on the year.

Chase Palmer and Alec Palmer each scored twice, and Collin Roberts had a goal and an assist.

Brendan Reid, Mike Ready and Adam Roberge scored single goals for the Lakers.

Goalie Drew Carey and backup Joseph Hissom combined to earn the win.

“There were not a lot of shots from Reeths-Puffer,” Sharp said. “Our defense did a great job of getting on their hands and keeping them off the cage.”

The Lakers faced Forest Hills Eastern earlier this spring and lost, 8-7.

“That was a tight game, neck-and-neck, and we’re looking forward to a rematch,” Sharp said.

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