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Falls Church Youth Lacrosse Report

Falls Church Youth Lacrosse wins five out of seven games; Boys U11s Still Undefeated.

This past Saturday, the Boys U13s and U11s hosted games on a beautiful spring morning at George Mason High School's Moore Cadillac Stadium. The U13s got the early lead against an undefeated Arlington squad but were not able to hold them off in the second half loosing 5-2. Austin Nooter scored both goals for Falls Church off feeds from midfielders Preston Custer and Jim Boryan. Goalie Keenan Glahn made numerous outstanding saves to keep the game close.

Following the U13s, the Boys U11s shutout Fort Hunt No. 2, 6-0, to remain undefeated behind two goals apiece from Brandon Ward and Eriksen Johansen, and goals from Jackson Cogar and Connar Mulcahy. The team showed excellent ball movement, as three of the goals were the result of assists — two from Johansen and one from Ward. Five players tied for the lead in ground balls — Andrew Trauth, Sean Fitzgerald, Hayden Sausville, Ward and Johansen. Goalie Dan Dusenberry stopped all five Fort Hunt shots.

During the weekend of April 12, the U13 boys and girls each won their first game. Meanwhile the U11 girls notched their second victory and the U11 boys won another to remain undefeated.

On Saturday, April 12, the U13 boys traveled to Fort Hunt and got their first victory of the season, 4-2, in a hard fought game. Falls Church’s hard hitting and aggressive defense led the way for goalie Keenan Glahn to stop all but two shots. Robbie Moore, John Glover, Sean Cormany and Aidan Thayer all tallied goals. Also on April 12, the U11 Boys traveled to Prince William and continued their undefeated season, winning in the pouring rain 6-4. Prince William put up a strong effort, but not strong enough, as the U11s boys prevailed led by Brandon Ward’s three goals. Eriksen Johansen (two goals and one assist), Jacob Litton (one goal) and Connar Mulcahy (one assist) also figured prominently in the win. Sean Fitzgerald led the team with four ground balls, followed closely by Jacob Litton and Andrew Trauth’s three apiece.

The much-improved U13 girls team played two games on Sunday, April 13, hosting Fort Hunt and then traveling to Alexandria. Fort Hunt led at halftime 4-1 and won 8-5, but only after surviving a strong second half effort by Falls Church. The next opponent, Alexandria, was not so lucky. The fired-up U13 team started off strong with the first score of the game, and didn’t let up. Strong defense by Maeve Curtin and Caroline Metzmaier created many turnovers for the U13 girls. Goals were scored by Emma Washa, Abigail Van Buren and Andrea Philbin, while Victoria Nnaji, added four goals for the 7-6 win. Defensive players Julia Western and Susannah Whittle helped stop a strong Alexandria offense and goalie Brooke Strong blocked 10 shots on goal to help seal the Girls U13 victory.

Also on Sunday the 13th, the U11 girls team hosted and defeated Fort Hunt 10-6. The girls got off to a quick start and led 7-0 at halftime. Claire Saunders and Maddie Hof had three goals each, and other scorers included Sarah Lubnow, Tia Dahl, Sara Hahn and Sammie Boryan. Caroline Duffet made several nice saves as goalie.

This coming weekend, the Boys teams and Girls U11s will be on the road, while Falls Church Youth Lacrosse will host a Girls U13 game on Sunday at Moore Cadillac Stadium.

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