The St. Paul’s lacrosse team traveled to Virginia Beach for a short spring break trip to play Norfolk Academy at Virginia Wesleyan University, on Wednesday.
Still stinging from a tough 10-9 loss to Haverford (PA) in Friday’s season-opener, the Crusaders were looking to put together four solid quarters of lacrosse and put a “W” on the board. The Crusaders delivered both in resounding fashion, as they dominated a young Norfolk squad, 15-1, under the lights at Foster Field.
St. Paul’s dominated all facets of the game; 43-9 on groundballs, 18-of-20 on face-offs, and a commanding 47-13 edge in shots.
The Crusaders (1-1) jumped out to an 8-0 halftime lead as they substituted freely in the first half. The second half results were similar as St. Paul’s built an 11-0 lead before Norfolk scored their first goal late in the 3rd period, and cruised to an easy victory.
The Crusader scoring parade was well-balanced getting three goals each from midfielder Spencer Parks and reserve attackman Charlie Polovoy. Taylor Michel, Jay Carlson, Robby Maddux and Brett Parker each added a pair of goals, while Connor Galvin contributed a single tally. Mac Hall chipped in with three assists and Carlson, Dan Gutberlet and Gavin Llewellyn each added a pair of assists. Michel, Ben Brehne and Greg Louzan also assisted on goals, as 12-of-15 Crusader scores were assisted.
St. Paul’s returns to Tullai Field on Thursday for a game against perennial Midwest power Western Reserve Academy (OH).