Folsom youth, JV lacrosse teams win

By: Staff Report
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Folsom Lacrosse claimed victory at youth and high school junior varsity levels but the United varsity fell in back-to-back scheduling that took its toll. United varsity lost a heartbreaker to rival Orangevale Rams 9-8 in a game laden with penalties. With man-down situations for 11 ½ minutes, United defenders Ben Hunter and Ceril Fangon helped keep United within reach. Goalie Nick Antunes held off the Rams with 12 saves but Folsom fell short in the final minute. The United lost earlier in the week to Pleasant Grove, 15-7 and to Elk Grove, 13-5. Despite injury, Connor O’Donnell managed six goals and two assists over the three games. Bailey Laolagi scored twice and added four assists, while Ben Sheskier had two goals and three assists. Adding two goals apiece were Ryan Dulinski, Colin Alens, Jeremy Sommer and Chad Baciocco. Lucas Santos-Cortes and Brayden Shouse also scored. At the JV and youth levels, however, Folsom continued its momentum. The mid-point of the JV lacrosse season hit this week with Folsom JV beating Pleasant Grove, 15-2 and Orangevale Rams 16-5, bringing their winning streak to six games. They are currently in third place in Northern California and have some very tough opponents approaching. In the Pleasant Grove game, goalie Chris Cudney led the defense, while Landon Feltsen and Paulo Garcia stopped the Eagles and held them to two goals. Daniel Whitfield led in scoring with four goals and four assists with brother Nathan scoring seven points with two goals and five assists. First-year player Kyle Guilliams stepped up his game with two goals, while Keegan Banks and Tim Bonnington continued to score with two goals and two assists each. Jeremy Weber, Garrett Slater and Cudney also scored. United JV went on a tear against Orangevale in the second half, scoring five goals per quarter led by Nathan Whitfield’s eight goals and two assists. Bonnington continued to dominate the faceoffs, winning 15 of 18. First-year player Cole Thompson has had good games, but put an explanation mark on this one with four goals one assist and a high-flying jump shot in front of the goal. The attacks all got into the action with Daniel Whitfield adding four assists, while Jory Jimenez, Weber and Caleb Patterson all score once. Patterson was the defensive stopper in this game, clearing and holding the defense in tight coverage. The Folsom JV plays Sierra Foothills at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Kemp field. The U15 Hawks defeated Pleasant Grove 7-2 to improve to 7-2. The U13 Falcons won 7-4 over Elk Grove and are now 4-5. The U11 Cardinals continued their roll with a hard-fought win over a much improved Elk Grove team. The Cardinals won 5-2 and remain undefeated with a 7-0 record. Andrew DeClue earned the U11 game ball for excellent defense.