The Kenston Lacrosse teams are coming out swinging. With impressive wins over Cardinal Mooney and Bay Village (the Varsity), both the JV and Varsity teams are wreaking havoc. Varsity Head Coach Jay Lammers always preaches for us to come out "like a house of fire." Both the JV and Varsity did exactly that in the first two games of the year, with early leads being imminent. The Bay Village game started off a bit slow, but things picked up for the Bombers. This came with stifling defense and terrific goalie play. Against Cardinal Mooney, Defenseman Connor Bodlak was awarded with the Golden Hammer. This goes out to the varsity player who shows "the most attentiveness on doing the little things right, and playing with an incredible amount of heart." Connor embodied this, and with effort like that, our offense started rolling. The hammer in Bay Village was Goalie Josh Weemhoff. His timely saves throughout key parts of the game kept the Rockets at bay. This type of defensive effort allowed the offense to get rolling in both contests.
Great team defense got both teams to push the ball in transition. Transition lacrosse is key in our scheme, and it allows us to isolate athletes in space. The man advantage on a fastbreak is crucial to quick goals. Lacrosse is all about finding mismatches, and fastbreaks are vital in taking advantage of those mismatches. If the Bombers keep playing like this, it is going to be a long year for their opponents. The Bombers have a tough matchup to close out the first part of the season at Kent Roosevelt tonight, so come out to the game and support your team!