What caught my eye: Non-stop soccer and a tough lacrosse week


Challenging Saturday for Ithaca
The Ithaca High School girl’s lacrosse team entered the weekend unbeaten against teams from New York. The Little Red put that record to the test against Baldwinsville, the number one team in the state. The first half was tied at two goals apiece before Ithaca fell behind in the second for a 12-9 defeat. The game might have ended in defeat, but it’s the test that the Little Red needed before things heat up in the postseason. Seeing as how both of these teams are overpowering their competition, it would not surprise me if we get to see round two during championship weekend.

A soccer fan’s Christmas
Whether you’re into high school soccer or the professional game, there is no denying that this weekend and the next few weeks are all part of the greatest days for fans of the sport. The MLS season is in mid form, the English Premier League crowned Manchester City as its champions, and the Europa and Champions League finals are almost here. All of this exciting action is capped off with the Women’s World Cup and the Men’s Gold Cup this summer. Just when you think that the soccer craze will begin to die down, soon it will be time for high school soccer to start up. If you’re a soccer fan, April to November is like soccer heaven.

Lions come just short
Dryden lacrosse has had its fair share of ups and down this season, and even in the defeats for the team, there is no lack of effort. In their last home game of the season, the Lions came up two goals short of Elmira Notre Dame, 15-13. Ethan Hicks put on a showcase of how to play unselfishly, racking up seven assists to go along with his goal. Joey Schufelt and Garet Marsh netted five goals each in the hard-fought effort. Charlie Dardia’s lions have shown a lot of talent all season long, and that needs to be commended.


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