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Folsom lacrosse Cardinals win streak ends

By: Staff Report
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The 11-and-under Folsom lacrosse win streak ended Saturday in a matchup against the Pleasant Grove Eagles. The Cardinals played a close game but fell 8-5. Owen Gerhards earned the game ball for a great game in goal. Weekend play faired a little better for the Folsom varsity United, who beat Morgan Hill 22-1. The United dominated from the start, scoring 11 goals in the first period. High scorers were Ben Sheskier with seven goals and one assist followed by Brayden Shouse with six goals. Shouse also earned eight faceoffs. Michael Webster at middie also had a strong showing with four goals and an assist and Nick Haglan also did well in the face-off position. Collin Whitney scored two goals, while Jeremy Sommer and Austin Ibanez each had one goal and two assists. Hunter Holden finished with a goal and an assist and Chad Baciocco had three assists. Francis Wilson played well in goalie. Folsom United JV’s winning streak has moved them up the ranks in playoff contention as the second seed for the JV Lacrosse Championship for Northern California. They have three league games remaining. Goalie Chris Cudney continues to stop 75 percent of shots on goal, making him one of the toughest goalies to shoot on in the Northern California Junior Lacrosse league. The JV middies have been led by Nathan Whitfield with excellent play by Keegan Banks and Cole Thompson. Tim Bonnington continues his dominance in faceoffs winning over 80 percent. Daniel Whitfield is leading the attacks by averaging two goals and 1.5 assists a game, while Garret Slatter is putting up several multiple goals and assists per game. “Most impressive about this team is the ball movement and having more than six players scoring in every game while more than 60 percent of the team goals are assisted,” said coach Ron Whitfield. ?