April 18, 2010
Under partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures the Hawk’s men’s lacrosse, took on the Western State Mountaineers. FLC jumped to a quick 2-0 lead as Erik Johnson found Fred Waddle and then Andy Johnson darting across the crease. Moving the ball nicely on offense, the Hawks played unselfish ball as Kevin Harkey knifed unerring feeds to Bob Berding, Erik Johnson, and then Josh Deguzman to make it 5 to 1 at the end of the first quarter.
With a comfortable lead and solid play on defense, in the midfield, and on offense, all of the Hawks athletes were able to see substantial playing time. Even with a slow down offensive pattern, the FLC exploded for 6 more points to the Mountaineers 1 point during the second quarter with goals by Erik Johnson, Fred Waddle, Luke Blacketer, Dan Riecks, Bob Berding, and Kevin Harkey.
The third quarter was similar to the second quarter as the Hawks defense headed by Matt Cawley and Jon Bock virtually shut the Mountaineers offense, allowing only 1 goal. Offensively, FLC continued to work plays and move the ball well with most goals resulting from good cuts and assists. Dan Riecks found his scoring rhythm with a goal off a nice assist from Erik Johnson. Erik Johnson, Fred Waddle, and Bob Berding all hit the net to finish the quarter up 17-3.
As the afternoon clouds roiled higher, the fourth quarter was shortened due to lighting activity. Adam Allen was the sole FLC scorer with a nice inside shot on an extra man play.
With the final score of 18-4, the Hawks are now 9 and 4 for the season.
The Sky Hawks faces a highly touted Westminster squad at FLC next Saturday at 12 noon for the last game of the season.