Sudden-death final in lacrosse

CHS player of the day Connor Gould.

Cambridge High School’s premier boys lacrosse team faced off against Hamilton Boys High School on Sunday in the last of the round-robin games before playoffs this weekend – where, due to how the season has played out, Cambridge High will once again play Hamilton Boys for the title of being third overall in the season.

It could go either way, following such a tight game on Sunday, where Cambridge High were leading 5-2 right into the final third of the game. But that was when Hamilton Boys upped their game and clawed their way back to a 5-5 draw at full time, calling for a sudden-death faceoff.

“Hamilton Boys peppered our goalie James Burns with shots for a solid five minutes but couldn’t get anything past him,” said coach Anthony Warrington. “It wasn’t until the second period of overtime that Hamilton Boys managed to get a scrappy hockey-style goal as the ball was on the floor in front of our goal and end the game.

“It was really unfortunate for us, but as coach I couldn’t have been more happy with how my team played and there were smiles all around.”

Player of the day went to Year 9 player Connor Gould, who “came out of the gate with a fire in his belly,” said Warrington. “He was really getting stuck-in and I was pleased to see him enjoying himself so much.”

The playoff against Hamilton Boys for third place in the season will take place this Sunday at 5.30pm at the Hamilton Inline Hockey Centre, Old Farm Rd. “After Sunday’s game this will make for some entertaining Lacrosse should anyone want to come and support the Cambridge High School boys,” said Warrington.

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