Saturday at East Jr. High provided great opportunities to enjoy a day full of Lacrosse. The day started with our JV team taking on a full Meridian squad and our young players staying right with them, only being hedge out of the win with a score of 5-6. Our Varsity boys came out strong against the Borah/Capital team and taking a win back from a few weeks ago. We ended the day with a solid effort and a win from a mixed team against Timberline. All-in-all the boys looked and played well together.
The second set of games for the fall season were challenging as our Pats battled hard to find a win.
Game 1: Eagle Varsity vs. Centennial
Eagle came out to play with almost all of their regular varsity team, minus a few. The physical effort to keep with them was more then our Pats bargained for during this fall season. The refs also watched the game and let the boys play through that most other officials would have called. Third quarter goals from Trenton Hanson and Trent Patton help to put some points on the board, but all-in-all it was a tough game to watch our boys struggle through as we lost 2-10.
Game 2: Eagle JV vs. Centennial
Our Pats came out strong in the first half with Travis Hoppins scoring four goals going into the half up 4-3. But, Eagle came back hard in the second and controlled the rest of the game with a final score 5-7.
Game 3: Borah/Capital vs. Centennial
A combined team from Borah and Capital was the third game on the day. Our Pats came out strong with goals Trent Patton leading the half with three goals. Auston Gonzales added points to the score on a great shot that brought the score to 4-0. Jack Tandrow with help from a great defensive effort kept the mixed team to only 1 point with a final score 4-1 at the half. Sophomore goalie Jason Guadagno came in at the half as Jack watched from the sidelines. The Bor-itals came back hard and attacked the goal, again and again, proving too much for Jason and scoring 5 goals in the second half to win the game.
Game 1: Vallivue vs. Centennial
PatsLax started the fall season with a doubleheader, open the day against Vallivue. The Vallivue team is a collection of players throughout the Treasure Valley that have come together to play for the fall season. At first look, the size of the team was a concern for some parents watching on from the sideline, but our boys quickly help us realize that they were up for the task. With an eight-point lead at halftime, the Pats had a commanding lead going into the second half and were able to finish with an eleven point win.
Game 2: Meridian vs. Centennial
Our second game in the first doubleheader of the fall season started out with Meridian coming on to the field more aggressive and with fresh legs., but our boys were able to pull together and stay ahead of the Warriors through the first two quarters. With the Pats leading at the half, coach rested the varsity players and provided the opportunity for some of the younger players to take the field. Meridian was able to rally, but our young team did a great job holding them and not allowing Meridian to pull ahead. We ended the third quarter tied at fives. The more seasoned players came back on the field in the fourth and closed things out with an additional three points for the win. Our Pats where able to finish the day 2-0 for a great start of the fall season.