Photo courtesy of Sarah Wasvick The Hastings Raiders Lacrosse Team got another win over the Bloomington Kennedy Eagles Monday night at Todd Field. It only took an additional 10 seconds in overtime to …
Photo courtesy of Sarah Wasvick The Hastings Raiders Lacrosse Team got another win over the Bloomington Kennedy Eagles Monday night at Todd Field. It only took an additional 10 seconds in overtime to settle of the contest with the Eagles the 48 minutes could not.
On the opening face off in overtime Luke Chorlton streaking in from the wing line picked up the loose ball on a dead sprint towards the Bloomington Kennedy net as he was picked up by an Eagles defenseman he move the ball to Pip Schaffer who then draw the net making a nice move around another defender and buried it in the lower right corner with a perfect shot to win the contest 10 seconds into the current overtime.
Looking a little rusty or even a step behind maybe because of the five days off or maybe the prom weekend the Raiders seem to struggle at the Faceoff X as well as the penalty box. The Raiders had 15 penalties compared to the Eagles two, the Raiders were a more physical team, but it is not clear that they were really that much more physical.
Even though the Raiders offense seem to struggle, their defense led by junior goalie Jackson Sweeney, would not let it get out of reach. Early in the second quarter Sweeney from his goalie position made a long pass to Alex Thompson for his first goal and the teams second. The Raiders use the full field passing well this game, playing much of the game a man down. Brady Nickel connected on an 80-yard pass for Thompson second goal in again with Luke Chorlton who went to Thompson for a beautiful behind the back score for his third. Thompson added three more goals with assists coming from Colin Duerkop and one from John Chorlton. Chorlton also added a goal from his little brother, while Luke Chorlton’s biggest assist was to Pip Schaffer and the goal that won the game. Schaffer showed his senior leadership not only in his game winning goal but more importantly the effort he displayed on the defensive side of the ball. It was the defense of the Raiders along with the goaltending it was the difference. Their full field defense along with Schiller, McKinney and Garrett Putnam being back in the lineup along with Owen Glad sparking the poles in the third quarter again really kept them in the game.
It was an exciting game, and this team really plays a fun style of lacrosse to watch. Now that the restrictions have been lifted and there are no admittance fees, the Raiders have a couple of more home games you can make it too. The weather is nice, and we have all been cooped up, come out and enjoy the beautiful Todd field in the new turf.
It was great to see the student section growing and having fun at games again. So grab a Friend come out make some noise and enjoy the weather.
Fans rush the field to help the boys lacrosse team celebrate a huge 10-9 win over Bloomington Kennedy. The lifting of the COVID restrictions has ignited the Raider student section at a variety of competitions around town, a very refreshing site to see for Raider players, coaches and parents.