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East Meets West – Jupiter Defeats Barron Collier 11-5

Written by Lee Roggenburg on . Posted in .
The Barron Collier Cougars welcomed the Jupiter Warriors on a warm and humid Friday night matchup.   It was a game of runs, with the visitors coming out on top. Zach Crotty opened the scoring for Jupiter, with an assist from Jesse Foertmeyer, and added his second goal a few minutes later, unassisted.   Jupiter’s James Holdt added an unassisted goal, followed by a goal by Craig Coughlin with an assist by Brandon Scheele.  At the end of the first, it was Jupiter leading 4-0. DSC_0887_optOn the offensive side of the ball, the second quarter was all Cougars.  Midway through the quarter, Matt Ihm scored with an assist by Michael O’Dea.  Shortly before halftime, Matt Ihm scored his second goal of the game, unassisted, bringing the score to 4-2 in favor of the Warriors. Jupiter opened the third quickly, with a goal by Ben Yetman with a feed from Zach Crotty.  Ben Yetman scored again, this time with an assist by Jesse Foertmeyer.   Jesse Foertmeyer added a goal, followed by a goal by Kevin Fallon assisted by Zach Crotty.  At the end of three quarters, Jupiter was leading 8-2. Barron Collier’s Chris Rougraff scored the first goal of the fourth, bringing the score to 8-3.  Jupiter’s James Holdt answered quickly for the 9-3 lead.   Barron Collier responded with an unassisted goal by Adam Rathbun, followed by a goal by Austin Miller with an assist by Justin Schwartz, closing the gap to 9-5.  James Holdt of Jupiter added the final two goals of the game for a final score of 11-5. Defensively, Jupiter’s goalie had 14 saves.  Shane Bogue led the Warriors with 4 ground balls and 2 caused turnovers, followed by Braylen Sampson with 3 ground balls and 3 caused turnovers and Connor Alexander with 4 ground balls. Barron Collier’s goalie Zach Woods had 8 saves.  Defensemen Michael Nathan, Justin Schwartz and Trey Suddeth combined for 8 ground balls and 4 caused turnovers. On faceoffs, the Cougers had the better night, with a 12-4 win-loss record. Jupiter ends the regular season with a 15-2 record.  Barron Collier’s record is 11-3.   Depending upon the outcome of playoff games, there is a possibility these two teams could meet again this season.