CHS lacrosse win over Morrinsville

Player of the day Finlay Pirie charges toward the goal.

Cambridge High School pulled off a lacrosse victory against Morrinsville on Sunday, winning the match 7-4.

Despite being a few players short due to injury, the boys still showed their opponents why Cambridge is known as the town of champions, notching two scores under their belt within the first third of the game, whilst Morrinsville struggled to adjust to against Cambridge’s strong dodging players. They soon caught up though, scoring two goals of their own.

The second third the game looked quite even, with Morrinsville’s Ricky Park and Blair Johnson making some tenacious runs through Cambridge’s defence. But Cambridge managed to jump ahead with a three-point lead in the final third of the game, finishing up with a 7-4 victory.

Finlay Pirie was named player of the day after showing “massive improvements” in his play recently, “as he has become more confident in his ability,” said coach Anthony Warrington. “Finlay is one of the starting attackmen for our Waikato Under 18s team and has improved by leaps and bounds this season.

“It was good to see him putting a whole lot of new skills he has been learning to use against Morrinsville.”

This Sunday Cambridge will play Hamilton Boys High School, 4pm at the Hamilton Inline Hockey Centre, Old Farm Rd – the last of the round-robin games before the playoffs take place on September 9.

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