Folsom United lacrosse teams have good weekend

By: Staff Report
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Folsom United lacrosse had an exceptional weekend as the varsity, junior varsity and girls teams won games.

Both the varsity and junior varsity boys’ teams currently sit in first place in the conference, while the girls’ team is second.

The varsity boys soundly defeated Yuba City, 16-1, while the junior varsity boys won 13-1 over Gold Country and also picked up a 12-9 victory over Rancho Cotati. The girls’ team defeated Chico, 11-7 and Petaluma B, 13-5.

The Folsom United varsity boys, now 3-2 on the season, moved the ball quickly against Yuba City, scoring at will. Folsom had eight players scores and 10 of the goals came from the attack in one of their best games. Brayden Shouse also excelled in face-offs. The team’s defense was also strong, as they allowed only one goal.

Seth Rockenbach earned the game ball for his breakout play and sportsmanship.

Coach Stephen Royal noted the team chemistry is coming together.

“The team is playing high-level lacrosse,” Royal said. “I’m proud of their effort.”

The varsity girls squad is now 2-2. After losing to Redding, 12-7, the United rebounded to defeat Chico, 11-7. After a tough loss to Petaluma A, 11-3, the team finished with a strong 13-5 win over Petaluma’s B team. Star players included Emily Bush, Sarah Westover, Amanda Sultan and goalie Nicole Terry.

Coach Becca Hintz noted the effort of Lucia Soto-Hall for scoring her first career goal.

The junior varsity team improved to 5-1 with their wins. Against Gold Country, midfielder Reilly Donahoo and Andrew Gai each scored two goals. Cole Thompson had five points with four goals and an assist, while Daniel Whitfield did one better with three goals and three assists for six points.

Paulo Garcia shined with his defensive play and also added an assist.

Versus Rancho Cotati, Thompson scored four times and added an assist, while Whitfield had two goals and four assists. Jeremy Webber scored twice and added an assist, while Ethan Sclare found the back of the net two times.

Austin Rothrock and Andre Davi provided strong defense in front of goalie Kyle Olsen, who made 14 saves.