Rams boys lax splits against Lancaster County foes

Game notes submitted by Central Dauphin Rams Boys Lacrosse Team.

By Jeff Kolakowski

The Rams dropped an away game 13-5 Saturday against the Penn Manor Comets. Their second trip into Lancaster County on Monday resulted in a 6-3 win over the Elizabethtown Area on a cold and blustery evening.

The Bears were ready to play and found the back of the net first. Despite multiple opportunities, it took until the second quarter for the Rams to settle in and score. Defense and goalie play held strong and the Rams were up 3-1 going into the third.

After some halftime adjustments by both coaches, the teams traded goals and went 4-2 into the fourth quarter. The Bears were unable to seize the ball from the Rams and only scored once more as the Rams hit the back of the net two more times, securing the 6-3 win.

The Bears played a similar style that the Rams play. It was easy to see first-year head coach Cassidy Bender – and CD coach Bob Miller’s former assistant – has the Bears on the right track. (Caution should be taken in future games … you heard it here first!)

Standout performances for CD were turned in by Kyle Tyndale on defense and David DeSousa in goal, said Miller.

The Rams JV squad also was victorious by a count of 4-3, which improves their record on the year to 7-1.

Based on a report published by The (Carlisle) Sentinel on April 15, the Rams varsity squad’s Mid-Penn Keystone Division record is 1-1 (7-3 overall), so it’s still early in the season. The division currently is led by Palmyra and Bishop McDevitt with 3-0 records.

Next up is a home game with Keystone Division opponent Hershey at the CD High School field on Wednesday, April 17. Faceoff for varsity is scheduled at 4:00 p.m., and the JV game at 5:45 p.m. The public is welcome to attend for free.

STATS
Derrick Hillman – 2 goals
Reese Tyndale – 1 goal, 2 assists, 6 ground balls
Dawson Smith – 7 ground balls, 4 takeaways
David DeSousa – 12 saves, 1 ground ball