Eagles stay perfect in win over Rams
Published: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:58 p.m.
The regular season may be dwindling, but the wins keep piling up for the Oak Hall boys lacrosse team.
Tyler Baggett and Will Oliver each scored four goals, Danny Stirt had four assists and Jake Kirschner had four assists and two goals as the Eagles cruised to a 15-3 win over Eastside on Tuesday at Oak Hall.
The win improved the Eagles to 12-0 on the season with a big match coming Friday when they will host Tallahassee Maclay.
Against the Rams (3-10), the Eagles, led by Oliver and Baggett, jumped out to an 8-0 lead after the first period and never looked back.
“We are obviously really proud of this team,” said Oak Hall second-year coach Rick Kirschner. “We have taken on another level this season, and a lot of that is due to Jonathan Mantes joining the coaching staff. He has brought a lot of energy and new ideas to the team. We are very fortunate to have him and the other coaches as well.”
Also picking up goals for the Eagles were Luke Caputo, Sam Mitchell, Brad Pita, Cody Blair and Evan Moorhouse.
Landon Rogers had two goals for Eastside, and Fen Bowen had a goal and two assists.
“We are a young team, we want to win every game we play, but we realize we are developing,” said Rams coach Paul Hollis. “I am very proud of how they have developed since the beginning of the year. Oak Hall is the best team we have played all year.”
The Eagles have already avenged a 10-point loss at Jacksonville Episcopal from a year ago, winning 8-7 at home in double overtime earlier in the season. On Friday, they look to avenge another 2012 loss to Maclay.
After that, only two regular-season games remain with a perfect season well within reach. But Rick Kirschner stresses his team is looking at it one game at time. And the next game is a big one.
“We have kind of circled that one on the calendar since the beginning of the season,” he said. “We beat Bolles and Episcopal earlier this season. It was nice to beat Episcopal after last season. Maclay handed us a pretty good defeat (17-10) up there last year. They are a great team and we look forward to see how we do against them.”
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