1st Lacrosse Earns Berth in the Finals (1st Lacrosse, 1st Lacrosse)
Posted: May 24, 2012
Despite beating Upper Canada College handily in three previous meetings this season, the St. Andrew’s Saints came out slow and struggled with their passing in the early going of Wednesday’s game. UCC proved more effective picking up ground balls, which was the difference early on and saw UCC take a 4-0 lead through the first quarter.
The second quarter saw the Saints start to increase intensity; however, with the passing still sloppy SAC struggled to gain momentum. The teams traded goals in the quarter and started the second half with the Saints down 5-1.
Ironically, the badly needed spark may have come due to a SAC penalty for cross-checking. This seemed to rouse the Saints who scored two man-down goals and stole the game's momentum. SAC had an extremely strong second half, outscoring the UCC Blues 9-2, and finishing the game ahead 10-7.
Top scorers were C.J. Sifton who contributed three goals and two assists, and Devon de Langley with 2 goals and 2 assists.
The Saints will take on the powerhouse squad from St. Michael's College on their home turf in the CISAA championship this Friday, May 25, at 3:30 p.m.
Story by Joel Morrissey, Varsity Lacrosse Assistant Coach