Dawgs Move to 3-0 With Win Over Auburn
The Dawgs do it again. Here is a recap from Pete Campbell who’s original post can be found at The Georgia Lax Blog:
Here is a brief recap of this past weekend’s tilt between UGA and Auburn in a SELC divisional matchup. It was provided by Pete Campbell, a friend of the GLB, and posted at dawgsports.com
Well, one of the Southeast’s classic sports match ups , the University of Georgia and Auburn University except it wasn’t pigskin between the Hedges but rather club lacrosse played at a neutral site at North Springs HS in Atlanta. May not be football but still has the intensity of this age old rivalry as these schools showcase their own versions of the newest game in town and the fastest growing sport in the Southeast… men and women’s lacrosse.
Georgia Men’s Lacrosse Team came out on the winning end of a 11-5 score and move their record to 3-0, after previous victories against Ole Miss and Kennesaw. Coach Billy Lewandowski has the team playing very well early on in the season with very consistent play on both ends of the field.
Game got off to a quick start as Dawg’s midfielder Matt O’Neil scored the first goal of the game on a quick dodge and shot two minutes in to the first quarter. Something he’s done the last few games. Hope it becomes a regular event! Dawg’s Midfielders continued the scoring on two more goals, by Hamilton Moore and O’Neil. Auburn battled back with scores of their own to draw within 3-2 , but with just 22 seconds left in the first quarter , Senior Midfielder and FOGO , Philip Seo, won the face off and raced to the goal and scored unassisted to put the Dawg’s up 4-2 after one.
Midfielder David Naughton started the 2nd Quarter off quickly with a score to increase the lead to 5-2. Auburn answered to make it 5-3. Freshman newcomer Daniel O’Meara , formerly of Harrison HS ,getting a chance at attack for a depleted attack line had a nice goal to put the Dawg’s up 6-3. He would later add an assist making it a good night for the newbie! Always hustling D Middie Garrett Whitehurst continued the scoring on a sprint and shot to the goal that made it 7-3. Auburn would answer back twice late in the second to make 7-4 at the Half.
Third quarter was not an exceptional quarter for either team with too much errant passing , missed ground ball opportunities , and missed scoring chances. The Defenses on both sides of the ball were the victors in the Third! Auburn did manage one goal to close within two at 7-5 end of the third.
Bit of nervousness on the bench and in the stands with the tightening of the score as the fourth quarter started. Fortunately the team was able to gather themselves and they settled down on both ends and play the game they are capable . The Defense , led by Senior Stuart Siler, and Brett Botto continued their excellent work along with other D Poles, Yarnall, DeWisplaere ,and Ruck getting chances with several front line out. Net minder Connor Busby continues his solid work in goal carrying an an impressive 4.0 goals against average so far this season.
The remainder of the scoring in the game was all Dawg’s and became the Trent Dean and Conner Reed Show. Each player netted two goals in the final quarter and the game ended with Dawg’s prevailing 11-5.
Another complete effort by the team in all facets and the team is excited with their start and the momentum building as they look forward to a big trip to Tallahassee to compete against always talented Florida State Seminoles. The Lax Dawgs will play three games there over the weekend with additional games against South Carolina ,Friday night and “The U” on Sunday afternoon!
Go Dawg’s !