April 4, 2010
With the snow finally melted on the FLC fields, the Sky Hawks hosted Regis for FLC’s first home lacrosse game of the season. After a tough pair of losses to Utah Valley and Northern Colorado the week before in Orem, the Hawks surged past Regis from the starting whistle.
Just 2 minutes into the first quarter freshman middie Fred Waddle found senior attack Erik Johnson for the game’s first tally. Erik Johnson and fellow senior attackman Andy Grenhart were able to slip and slide past the Regis defense scoring 4 more goals to finish the first quarter 5 to 0.
Just 2 minutes into the second quarter Regis’ middie Jack White slipped past the Hawk’s D to put Regis on the scoreboard. Andy Grenhart retaliated with 2 quick unassisted goals. With the Regis defense trying to stop the bleeding from the Hawk’s attack, FLC’s middies continued the offensive pressure with goals from Kevin Harkey, Bob Berding, and Adam Allen to finish the first half with the Hawks up 10 to 2.
Moving into the second half, the Hawk’s defense of Matt Cawley, Jon Bock, Drew Larson, and Mike Kelly, kept up the heat against Regis sucking up a combined 23 ground balls, and dominating the faceoffs. Goalies Luke Blacketer and Cullen Bilgrav had a relatively relaxed day minding the nets.
All of the players on the Hawk’s team saw substantial game time, and even with some of the less experienced players, the Hawk’s tallied 10 goals in the 4th quarter, spear headed by Captain Dan Rieck’s 3 goals and 1 assist in the last 10 minutes.
Rounding out the day, midfield Josh deGuzman scored his first goal, freshman attacker Aaron Blue found his stride and scored twice, middie Brian Oursler played some solid midfield ball, and freshman Kendall Murphy looked comfortable dodging on attack.
Next weekend the Hawks travel to Denver to challenge Metro in an in-conference game on Friday night, followed by a Saturday game against Nebraska’s Creighton University.