2018-04-15 / Sports

Lapeer lacrosse tops Dakota, falls to Davison


Lapeer's Brian Morris battles for the ball against a Davison opponent during Thursday's game at Lapeer. The game was moved from Davison because the Cardinals' field was too wet for play. 
Photo by Kylee Richardson Lapeer's Brian Morris battles for the ball against a Davison opponent during Thursday's game at Lapeer. The game was moved from Davison because the Cardinals' field was too wet for play. Photo by Kylee Richardson LAPEER — The Lightning were supposed to travel to Davison on Thursday, however, Davison’s field was deemed unplayable, moving the game to Fitzpatrick Field at the Center for Innovation. The final score was not reported in Lapeer’s loss to the Cardinals.

The Lightning struggled with penalties throughout the windy contest and trailed 4-0 after the first quarter and 5-0 at the half. Lapeer was called for numerous unsportsmanlike conduct incidents, losing their composure as their deficit increased.

The Lightning notched a big 9-5 win at Macomb Dakota on Tuesday. Travis Fox tallied three goals, five groundballs and an assist, Dylan Fletcher added two goals, three assists and a groundball and Chad Buike added two goals and five groundballs.

“We came out and played well against a well-disciplined Dakota team,” said Lapeer coach Chuck Vierk. “We were able to jump on them quickly and never let off the gas pedal on offense and defense. This was a nice win to have coming off of spring break and we know that we are going to have some very tough games ahead of us so these challenging games are critical for us to learn how to win the close games. Hats off to the guys today as they played well all around.”

Brian Morris put up a goal, two helpers and seven groundballs, Tyler Weber had nine groundballs and six forced turnovers and Davey Forrest had a goal and three ground balls. With two groundballs and three forced turnovers was Josh Spivey, Danny Hersha added two groundballs and two forced turnovers and Blake Lesh had two groundballs and four forced turnovers.

Blake Burton racked up six groundballs, three forced turnovers and four faceoff wins and in net was Riley Newlin with eight saves.

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