Boy’s Lacrosse Battles Through Growing Pains in 2016

Boy’s Lacrosse Battles Through Growing Pains in 2016

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Boy’s lacrosse, in its fifth season as a varsity program at Cinnaminson High School, battled through growing pains during the 2016 campaign. Here is our complete season review.

An influx of youth aided in the loss of offensive firepower caused by graduation in 2015, but the defense and transition game struggled throughout the season for the Pirates.

Cinnaminson opened the year on an 0-7 run, including a 15-1 loss on opening day to Lower Cape May, before taking down Williamstown 4-3 on senior night. It was the program’s second win on senior night in history, both coming against Williamstown.

The win over Williamstown was a big one for the program, especially since the Pirates lost earlier in the season to the Braves on the road by a score of 7-6.

It was their third game of the season and Cinnaminson entered the fourth quarter trailing 7-3. The Pirates scored three times, but could not get the equalizer before time expired.

After falling to Holy Cross for a second time this season, the Pirates picked up win number two of the year, 17-5 over Winslow Township.

Due to the Pirates strength of schedule and two wins, Cinnaminson was still in the hunt for a playoff spot during the final two weeks of the regular season.

A 16-1 win over Hamilton West put the Pirates in better position for a playoff berth with just one game remaining on the schedule.

A win on the final day of the season at Moorestown Friends would not have guaranteed the Pirates a playoff berth, but it would have put them in the conversation for the final spot in South, Group 1.

Cinnaminson fell in the final game, 8-1 to Moorestown Friends to finish the season at 3-13 overall and 0-9 in the BCL.

Leading scorers for the Pirates in 2016 were Mason McLaverty (11 goals), Ryan Bleistine (10 goals) and Zach Artur (10 goals). Cole Wojkowski led the Pirates in assists with 13.

This concludes our 2016 spring sports season review series. Monday we bring you the first installment of the Top 5 Games series with the Top 5 Boy’s Tennis Matches of 2016.

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Jim is the creator and editor of Cinn City Sports. He also created At the Dish, Life With Tony and Enzo and is the owner of JAVFreelancing. He coached baseball for five years, three at his former high school (Holy Cross in Delran, NJ) and two at prominent Division III program Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He has worked for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ; Metro Networks in Bala Cynwyd, PA; and was the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for two seasons (2007-2008) on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, the student-run radio station at Rowan University. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and minor in Journalism from Rowan University in 2008. While in school he was the Assistant Sports Director at WGLS for two years and the Sports Director for one year. He also covered the football, baseball, softball and both basketball teams for the school newspaper 'The Whit.' He is the former Sports Editor for the Cinnaminson and Moorestown Patch websites. Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole, sons Tony and Enzo and dog Phoebe. He can be reached at jimvassallo@cinncitynews.com