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University High School having turn-around season

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The University High Cougars rounded out a 3 game win streak Monday night at Lyman High School with a 10-8 victory on the road after beating Colonial High School at home on Saturday 21-1 which was on the heels of a Friday night OT thriller over Dr. Phillips. The 3 game win streak propelled the Cougars to a five win season, tying their program high with 8 games left to play. The Cougars have been led in scoring by Seniors Kyle McDavid, Tyler Boncore’, & Frank Schornagle while holding strong defensively on the back of strong goalie play from Senior Charlie Faircloth. However, the streak came to a close when the Cougars traveled to Showalter Field to take on the Wildcats in a district match Wednesday night. Winter Park defeated the Cougars 15-3. Senior Kyle McDavid placed the 1st goal of the night in the back of the cage off of a ground ball at GLE & beautiful high-low-high move. The goal gave University their 1st ever lead over Winter Park in the all-time series. Frank Schornagle and Bruce Preeschl also scored for the Cougars. Winter Park took control of the game shortly after with masterful ball movement & face off dominance. Both teams played the entire game with complete sportsmanship & respect of the game & each other. Coach McDonald of UHS attributes this season’s turnaround to player dedication to summer, fall, & winter workouts.  “Along with terrific chalk talk lacrosse sessions all offseason & preseason has drastically increased the Lax IQ of the players here at UHS. The additions of Coach Sean Davidson (founding player member of the UHS lacrosse & graduate of Methodist University) & Coach Hal Roby have provided new perspective & coaching style that compliments my coaching style & affords us the ability to work very well together in “reaching” more players at practice & during games, thus continuing our program’s overall development.”   In addition, the sport has become much more popular with the athletes at University. The program has  grown to over 40 players allowing for a JV & a Varsity team this year making practices much more efficient & developmental for all players. Up next for UHS is a trip to Boone High School (6-1) next Tuesday.