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The team arrived home late Saturday night from a solid showing at the Jesuit Lacrosse Classic and in less than 48 hours had to turn around and head south to Bethesda, MD to play nationally ranked #16 Georgetown Prep. Essentially a Gonzaga clone, Georgetown was already well in season and very competitive. In addition, a twist was added to the game as the boys had to adapt to the new 80 second college shot clock rule.
The game started slow on both sides as the defenses played very strong for the first quarter and half forcing the opposing offenses to some ill-timed last second shot attempts and multiple turnovers. Down a goal, the Prep had some chances to even the score but unfortunately were not able to capitalize. With six minutes left in the half, Georgetown Prep got the benefit of a favorable call and was able to get its second goal. As we know, not all goals are created equal and it was the catalyst for the Hoyas to extend the score and lead comfortably into to half 7 - 0. The second half was not much better for the Rams, although they were able to settle down and get good possessions and looks on goal, they were not able to net two until the very end. The defense and goaltending were solid in their effort and execution but the better team won out 14 - 2. Quinn Beyer ‘19 (Rye) and Brendan Sowarby ‘19 (Manhattan) registered the goals while Beyer ‘19 and Quinn English ‘19 (Port Chester) each had an assist. Overall a gritty performance on the road against another nationally ranked team which will pay much bigger dividends for the boys locally as they open up versus Archbishop Stepinac in White Plains tomorrow.
On Saturday the team scrimmaged a very strong and seasoned Wilton (CT) team as its unofficial team opener on a beautiful spring day at Murphy field. Last year the team, in arguably one of its best of games of the year, took Wilton to double overtime before losing by one (recap). The Rams started off hungry and aggressive from the opening face off, pressuring the Wilton offense constantly in a very low scoring and spirited defensive battle. The Prep ended the third quarter even at 4 - 4. In an attempt to get all boys more experience, Fordham gave all the lines an opportunity to play and compete and the game ended with Wilton up with a small edge. It was a very strong showing for Fordham and a great foundation for the upcoming week. Before the varsity game we hosted the Bronx Lacrosse youth program as they faced the Bronxville youth squad. Afterwards, the kids were treated to pizza and watched the varsity team compete.
Heading into this week the Rams are ranked #7 in the Lohud.com local boys rankings (here) and open up league play with the away game facing Stepinac. The Crusaders are currently 1 -2 with a win versus Kennedy Catholic and loses to Scarsdale and Bronxville. The team then heads up to Weston (CT) on Saturday for an afternoon game. Weston is 1 - 0 with a 9 - 6 win over Notre Dame West Haven.