In the final home game for Fort Lewis Lacrosse’s stellar senior class, the Skyhawks went out with a bang, a 24-5 victory over traditional rival Western State. The Mountaineers were short-handed and had to play right off the vans, but the beautiful Southwest Colorado night belonged to the FLC seniors right from the get go. Seniors Kevin Harkey, Paul Larson, Josh deGuzman, Mike Kelly, Adam Mohsin, and injured team leader Vaughn Hayes set the standard for the Fort and inspired a total team effort. Harkey’s 7 goals and 2 assists led all scorers, and Kevin was on target with 7 of 8 shots on the night. Paul Larson deferred to Harkey and gave up the team scoring title with a mere 5 goals and 3 assists. Josh deGuzman added a goal and two assists in his final home game while winning 6 of 10 faceoffs. Defenders Mike Kelly and Adam Mohsin held the Mountaineers without a goal in the first quarter and created multiple chances in transition throughout the game by dominating the groundballs. Regardless of how the upcoming RMLC playoffs shape up, this senior class set the standard for future Skyhawk classes with their exceptional efforts on behalf of the program both on and off the field.
- It was a total team effort for the Fort as 13 different players registered points.
- With the exception of defender Adam Mohsin, every Skyhawk player registered a shot in the game.
- Cody Viereck was almost unstoppable in cage, giving up only 3 goals in three quarters and making several notable saves and an excellent clearing pass to Alex Sowers in transiton for his first assist of the season.
- Freshman defender, and Durango local, TJ Trump was awarded the game ball for the play of the game, a daring groundball victory off the faceoff wing where he outran, outmuscled, and overpowered the defense to score his first career goal.
- This was likely the last home game played by Fort Lewis on Cedar Field on campus, as next year they will be premiering a new multi-field facility on campus that will serve as the home turf for the program.
- Fort Lax will play Metro State in the first round of the RMLC playoffs in Grand Junction at 7:00pm, Thursday May 3rd, on Walker Field.
- Complete game stats at http://mcla.us
Thanks to all of our fans, our boosters, our sponsor Moe’s (and owner Rick Carney), the Durango Herald for a wonderful article to promote the game, and to our Club Sports Department for all of their efforts on our behalf this season. It is sad to see the end of our home season, and the end of another FLC school year, but hope springs eternal, and the playoffs have been the goal since day one. See you all in Grand Junction!