Lacrosse team wins again

Player of the day and midfielder Ethan Joblin, with attacker Finlay Pirie and defence, James Burns

Our local lacrosse lads have beat the Hamilton Devils once again. The Leamington Rugby Sports Club’s men’s lacrosse team went up against the Hamiltonian team last week for the second time this season, securing the game in the last five minutes for a 10-8 finish.

Making their win all the more memorable was one of the most experienced attackmen in New Zealand lacrosse, Eric Messick, who played on the Devils team alongside a “very athletic midfield line-up” as described by Leamington coach Anthony Warrington.

Prospects looked even tougher as they headed into the game with the team’s two-in-one goalie and captain off sick.

“The game was going to be a tough one,” coach Warrington said.

Leamington’s Blake Anderson scored first goal of the game, closely followed by goals from the Devils’ Eric Messick and Zane Steffert. It went back and forth in a similar fashion all the way to the last five minutes, where both teams sat at 8 all.

“Lucas Thom scored the tie-breaker with a great dodge, weaving through the defence,” Warrington explained. “Kyle Parker then redeemed himself of the three penalties he gave earlier in the game with a rocket of a shot right into the top-corner of the goal shortly before the final whistle.”

“Our man of the match was Ethan Joblin, who played an all-around awesome game, playing solid man-to-man defence all game and creating countless goal scoring opportunities for us in offence.”

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