In their first ever match-up with St. Andrew’s, it looked for a while like Benjamin was going to do the unthinkable and upset the Boca Raton powerhouse. Then the third quarter happened. After being tied at four going into halftime, the Scots finally got rolling and outscored the Buccaneers 8-1 in the pivotal third quarter.
St. Andrew’s junior attackman Connor Whipple scored five of his career high nine goals in the period, leading the Scots to a 16-7 win over the Bucs in the Inaugural Orange Bowl Lacrosse Classic at Sun-Life Stadium.
“We lost focus tonight for a quarter,” said Benjamin head coach Riordan Cheatham. “That’s a very good team across the way and I respect the heck out of them.”
Benjamin jumped out to an early 2-0 advantage and held a 4-2 lead late in the second quarter, thanks in large part to junior midfielder Charlie Nicklaus, who dominated on face-offs in the first half. St. Andrew’s evened the score by halftime with two late goals in the second, setting the stage for the Scots’ dominant third quarter.
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