Fordham Looks to Rebound After Losses to Stepinac and Weston (CT)


          After heading south for its first three games of the season, the Rams came back home to open the local part of its schedule.  Unfortunately, the team faced two more strong opponents and dropped both games but will look to turn things around this week.

          The Prep team came up to White Plains to play a very motivated and long standing rival in Archbishop Stepinac.  After falling behind 2 - 0, Fordham was able to adjust and even the score off some nice transition goals and then take a 5 - 4 lead into the break.  The defense played a very strong second half and the Rams took a 7 - 5 lead into the last five minutes of the game.  However, Stepinac dug deep and was able to get the equalizers to send the match to overtime, where the Crusaders found the back of the net for an 8 - 7 win.  

          The Rams looked to rebound from the loss on a beautiful afternoon heading up to Connecticut to face Weston (CT), a team the Prep had beaten 9 - 7 two years ago.  The Trojans came out hard taking an early lead 3 - 0 before Fordham was able to add a goal to narrow the gap.  The defense played a solid second half, however, the Rams could only add one additional goal at the end, falling 10 - 2.

          The schedule does not get any easier this week as the Prep faces John Jay on its home field on Thursday.  The Indians are currently ranked #3 in the Boys Lacrosse local rankings and will be looking to avenge their 6 - 4 loss to the Rams last year - one of the biggest wins in program history (recap).  John Jay comes into the game with a 3 - 2 record with losses to Manhasset and Yorktown and wins including a 7 - 6 OT victory over common opponent Wilton (CT), as well as wins against Rye and Harrison.  On Saturday the Prep will head over the Hudson into NJ to face St. Peter’s Prep.  The Marauders are currently 0 - 4 including an 8 - 6 loss to future opponent Rye Country Day School.