Round One of the Classic 8 JV playoffs started on Wednesday night and Kenosha took on a very good Marquette High School JV Navy team. Kenosha took the early lead but Marquette would not go away or make it easy. In the end it was a nail biter with Marquette coming on strong in the second half, but Kenosha was able to hang on for the 8-7 win and move on to the second round on Friday night against Elkhorn. In the end the difference were the possessions Kenosha was able to gain on the face-offs by Kane Palmer, the very good goal tending by Patrick Stalman and timely goals when they were needed. In the end the Raptors got 3 goals each from Gavin Gutman and Ashton Valentine and 2 from Sebastian West.
The Kenosha Raptors Boys Varsity team had a successful win over Sussex/Hamilton on Wednesday night. Successful face off wins by Kane Palmer (16 of 17) and Thomas Brennan (3 of 5) led to important ball possession and great goal scoring opportunities. The Goal scoring was led by Offensive leaders, Bradford Senior, Jacob Hoening who had 4 goals and 1 assist and Freshman Sebastian Quincy with 5 goals and 2 Assists. The final score of give the Raptors a 12-8 conference win. Solid goal tending by Dylan Connell helped keep the momentum going and the score in check. Great teamwork and strategic play secured the conference win for the books.
If you are new to the sport and would like to give it a try, give us a call to set up a date to come to one of our practices for a 1 week trial. We will be getting together once a week all summer and again in the fall/winter for a practice each week at the Kenosha Boys & Girls Club. This is a great way to find out what the sport is like.
After you try lacrosse, if you like it, you can register to continue for the rest of the winter, learn the game and get ready to play in the spring.