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Leon Upsets Chiles for First District Win Since 2014 Season

Written by Lee Roggenburg on . Posted in .
Above – Danny Manausa  scored three goals and three assists in Leon’s victory over Chiles For Leon, this game marks a significant milestone. The victory is the team’s first district win since 2014. As well as their first win against Chiles since 2012. With the last week of the regular season upon us, and a tough district playoff game looming versus Maclay, it was an important victory for the seniors who have seen 3 different head coaches in 4 years. The Leon Lions got off to a hot start at home on Monday night against district rival, Lawton Chiles, jumping out to 4-0 lead in the first quarter. The Lions would hold onto that lead all night and go on to win the game 11-8. Leon played a complete lacrosse game from start to finish. Sophomore Shane Shively dominated the face off X, going 10/13. Senior goalie Kyle Long had an incredible night between the pipes, with a season high 15 saves. The attack was anchored by seniors Danny Manausa and Trevor McCall, who combined for 6 points. Leon took advantage of their fast start and kept firing throughout the first half, cruising into the intermission with 8-3 lead. An illegal stick penalty left the lions man down for 1 minute to start the 3rd quarter but the Lions’ stingy defense held firm and killed the penalty. Both teams traded 2 goals a piece in the the 3rd quarter, as Chiles started to press, and Leon tried to slow it down. The 4th quarter started with the Leon holding onto a 10-5 lead. Chiles outscored Leon 3-1 in the 4th frame, but it was too little too late. Sophomore Quentin Parker put the game on ice with 2:30 left in the game, notching his 2nd goal of the evening. Scoring Danny Manausa – 3G, 3A Shane Shively – 3G, 1A Trevor McCall – 2G, 1A Quentin Parker – 2G, 1A Gio Jana – 1G Portland Janus – 1A Barnabas White – 1A Shane Shively (12 GB’s – 10/13 FO’s) and Michael Zhu (6) controlled the midfield for lions. Juniors Jonas Clingerman and Hugh Merryday, as well as Sophomore Jack McAuliffe anchored the defense for the lions completing 11 out of 13 clears & combining for over 10 GB’s.

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