By: Seth Kinker, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chelsea Bulldogs boys lacrosse team (2-3) dropped their third straight game against the Holt Rams on Apr. 10 at Jerry Niehaus field.
A shorthanded Bulldogs team missing four starters on a band field trip pulled up four players from junior varsity and competed early but fell behind in the second half.
After the first
In the second quarter, the offense got chances and results.
26 seconds into the second, Bulldog junior Shane Nold was found after crisp passes rotated the ball behind the goal.
The Rams would then add two goals before the Bulldogs scored two of their own.
After that the Rams closed the half similar to how they started the game, controlling possession. They outscored the Bulldogs 3-1 to take a 6-4 lead into the half. Boote scored the one goal and led the Bulldogs with a hattrick.
“We changed our offensive set up in the second, it helped us get back in the game,” said Bulldog head coach Joe Koengeter. “Turnovers killed us and put us in a hole.”
Penalties got the Bulldogs in quick trouble to start the third quarter. They outscored the Bulldogs 9-1 in the third. Boote scored the lone Bulldog goal with 4:51 in the third.
“We gotta stay outta the penalty box,” said Koengeter. “Just gotta get smarter. We lose our minds a little bit, we gotta do a better job of playing lacrosse the way we know how to play lacrosse.”
In the fourth quarter the Bulldogs got the
“Their goalie played great,” said Koengeter. “He had a lot of good saves and we had a lot of good shots. Good looks, looks I wanted to see, and they’ll eventually go in, but their goalie really stood on his head tonight and was the big difference maker in the game.”
After three from Boote; Nold, junior Kyle Mitchell, junior Riley Sumner, and senior Cam Breining all had one.
The Bulldogs open conference play at home on Apr. 12 hosting Pinckney.