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Jr Jays Varsity Stun Omaha Westside In Heated Rivalry

05/17/2018, 9:45pm CDT
By Coach Haney

Jr Jays Varsity Win 11th Straight!

The Junior Jay Varsity beat the Warriors of Westside High School 16-7 on Tuesday May 15th at Creighton Prep’s Leahy Stadium.  “You would think a game where you win by nine goals would have the coach pretty happy” mention Coach Haney.  “I feel that after a fast start where we jumped out to a 4-0 lead in 3 minutes and 33 seconds into the first quarter, that we tried to put the game into cruise control.” Westside then scored a pair of goals in 30 seconds to remind the Junior Jays that that this is a rivalry game with school prestige on the line.  Midway through the first quarter the score was 4-2 in the favor of Prep.  “At that point we stopped being Silent Assassins and started running our mouths.  We let the emotions of Senior Night carry us away instead of focusing our efforts to playing a clean game” added Coach Grosskurth.  All night long we battled to keep the focus on our play and away from distractions of personal chirping at Westside. 

Senior night program went very well.  With a record setting 14 seniors in attendance and only 15 minutes to get the program completed, everything went off without a hitch.  Each senior had their personal information announced including their lacrosse career, Prep Activities, College attending next year and favorite lacrosse memory.  “Beating West Des Moines seems to be a popular memory” laughed Coach Haney. 

The post-game tailgate was a huge success.  Thank you again to the Parent Board for organizing this event.  Special Thank you to the Hauser family for the donation of the BBQ meat.  It was delicious!  “It was a great evening to sit and talk about the game with the parents” said Coach Kennedy. 

Prep scorers were led by RJ Moffatt (4 goals), Paul Gordon (3 goals and 2 assists), Mark Mausbach (3 goals and 2 assists), Jack Mausbach (3 goals), Mac Nelson (1 goal and 1 assist), Leo Dunlap (1 goal) and Cameron Kozol (1 goal).  The Junior Jay Defense was led by Leo Dunlap (4 ground balls) Matthew Buckley (4 ground balls), Peter Wessling (4 ground balls) and Josh Milota (2 ground balls).  In goal, Jack Abt had a season high 15 saves. 

The Win improves the Junior Jays to 11-0 for the season and 9-0 in NELAX play.  Next up for the Junior Jays is the Knights of Sarpy County.  The game is Friday May 25th at Papillion High School.

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