The Folsom Lacrosse high school teams faired well last weekend with the girls’ and boys’ junior varsity team winning games.
The varsity squad did not play, but play Elk Grove Friday. During the week, the girls pounded Chico, 16-5 and Woodcreek, 20-2 to improve their record to 5-3.
The Folsom JV lacrosse team improved to 9-1 on the season with five games remaining before the playoffs. Folsom beat Gold Country Saturday at Nevada Union High School 16-7. It was a hotly-contested game in the first half with the score 8-5. Folsom’s defense held Gold Country to a pair of goals in the second half with a pressure defense that slowed their opponent. Folsom’s offense came out in the second half, putting the game away with five goals in the third period.
“What I appreciated about our team this day was the excellent team play with nine assists and getting help on defense,” Coach Whitfield said. “Coming out of a timeout, we called a play we had worked on where four players touch the ball, Jarod Hansen finished and scored one of his goals and got an assist later as well.”
Cole Thompson led the team with three goals and three assists, showing how to hit the open man when the slide comes, resulting in opportunities for teammates that were getting open.
The player of the game was Hunter Jorgensen with two goals and three assists. Eric Nelson continued to show his fast shot, scoring three times and winning 70 percent of his faceoffs, while Tyler Crandall showed he has a knack for finding the goal on dodges and cuts, also scoring three times.
Jeremy Webber scored twice while Jory Jimenez added two assists. Daniel Whitfield continued scoring and had multiple assists, but was injured and taken out of the game in the first half. Goalie Kyle Olsen continued his excellent play in the goal with seven saves.