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 seasonâ€™s turnaround to player dedication to summer, fall, & winter workouts. Â â€œAlong 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 â€œreachingâ€ more players at practice & during games, thus continuing our programâ€™s overall development.â€Â Â In addition, the sport has become much more popular with the athletes at University.
The program hasÂ 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.
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