April 9, 2011
Westminster Whips FLC 16-2
With a major storm pushing through the area, last Friday FLC boarded vans for the 400 mile 8 hour drive to Salt Lake City to face the Westminster Griffins. Game Day on Saturday dawned to intermittent heavy snow, gusty winds, and unseasonably cold temperatures. Fortunately Westminster has a beautiful turf lacrosse field, which handles inclement weather well.
FLC’s 18 athletes played a scrappy first quarter against Westminster’s roster of 36 players and 5 coaches. Josh deGuzman found the net halfway through the first quarter off a nice feed from Kevin Harkey to tally FLC’s first score.
With the score at 3-1 after the first quarter, Drew Larson darted in from midfield to score in the second period. With the score at 6-4, the Hawks felt that with outstanding play from the entire team, they had a chance of playing a competitive game. Unfortunately, the Griffins instituted a high pressure defense that virtually shut the Hawk’s offense off for the rest of the game. With the ball predominately on the Sky Hawk’s defensive end Westminster was able to feed their talented inside players for frequent goals.
The half ended with the Griffins up 9-2. Westminster continued their domination into the third and fourth quarters streaking to a 16-2 win.
Fort Lewis faces nationally ranked University of Utah at home next Saturday at 12 noon.