Laconia's U15 lacrosse team split a pair of contests over the weekend. On Saturday morning the Sachems traveled to Hanover for a makeup game against the Marauders. The sun broke through the clouds about the same time the Sachems were breaking through Hanover's defense. Middie Kaleb Bartlett started his big day (first career hat trick) with a quick goal about 2 minutes into the contest and the Sachems were off and running. Attack Riley Roy (2 goals, 1 assist) got on the board, as did middie Parker Minor. Bartlett tacked on 2 more, one of them a shot from 45 yards out into the empty net as the goalie was out of position, to give his team a commanding 6-1 halftime lead. The second half was all about defense as goalie Steven Towers turned away 16 shots and Noah Shastany and Logan Caruso played stingy "D" in front of their netminder. Defensemen Drew Muzzey capped off Laconia's day with a coast to coast run punctuated with a nice top shelf shot to secure the Sachem's 7-1 victory.
Sunday saw the Sachems play host to the undefeated Hollis/Brookline team. This was an old-fashioned grudge match, as the teams battled back and forth exchanging goals and penalties. Led by attack Riley Roy (3 goals, 2 assists) and middie Parker Minor (hat trick on his birthday) the Sachems showed Hollis they weren't going to be an easy mark. Hollis jumped out to an early 3-0 lead before the youngsters from Laconia battled back to tie things up. Attack Bailey Moore (on a nice feed from Roy) gave Laconia its first lead of the day before Hollis could answer with 3 goals, all on a man up situation. The goals gave Hollis a 6-4 lead at the half. The second half was a mirror image of the first. U13 Middie Ryan Chaisson, playing up from his regular team, got his first U15 goal of the season to pull his team to within 2, 10-8. Unfortunately the clock was not on the Sachems' side, as time ran out and the Laconia rally fell short. Defensively it was a couple more U13 guys who played hard. Josh Reynolds and Gauge Hawkes stepped up to help out the shorthanded U15s and showed the fans that the future for the team looks bright. The loss, coupled with Saturdays win, evens the Sachem's record at 3-3 with one regular season game left.
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