The boy’s lacrosse team hosted BCL rival Northern Burlington on Monday afternoon and fell to 2-11 with a 16-4 loss. The Pirates are 0-9 against BCL teams.
The last time these two teams met the Pirates dropped an 8-3 game. Monday was a much different story.
Cinnaminson is still working on getting freshman goalie Brian Burns adjusted to the varsity game, as this was just his fourth at the varsity level.
Burns played well today, making countless one-on-one saves and saves on rebounds in an effort to keep the Pirates in the game.
The Greyhounds jumped out to a 5-0 lead before the Pirates got on the board via a Mason McLaverty circus goal.
Northern Burlington continued their offensive onslaught against the Pirates defense with four more goals in the second quarter to take a 9-1 lead into halftime.
The Greyhounds made it 11-1 before McLaverty scored his second impressive goal of the game to make it 11-2.
Northern Burlington tacked on three more goals to extend their lead to 14-2 after three quarters of play.
The Pirates picked up their third and fourth goals of the game in the fourth quarter as the Greyhounds scored twice.
Cinnaminson’s fourth quarter goals were from Ryan Bleistine and Zach Artur as the Pirates fell 16-4.
The fourth quarter featured some of the best play from the Pirates on both offense and defense, limiting the Greyhounds to just the two goals and scoring two of their own.
The fourth quarter also saw Burns make a handful of saves with the Pirates down a man at different times.
When you ignore the score and look at the effort and play of the individual units (offense, defense, goaltending) of the team, things are looking up for boy’s lacrosse.
The Pirates hit the field again on Friday, May 6 against Rancocas Valley. The game is slated for 3:45pm.
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