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F.C. Lacrosse Club Players Strong at Midseason Mark

Over 200 boys and girls ranging from age 5 to 13 have taken part in the Falls Church Youth Lacrosse Club this season, playing on six boys teams and five girls teams, plus a U-7 (under age 7) coed team. Teams across the board have had a strong, competitive showing, with many of our teams among the top teams in their divisions.

Over 200 boys and girls ranging from age 5 to 13 have taken part in the Falls Church Youth Lacrosse Club this season, playing on six boys teams and five girls teams, plus a U-7 (under age 7) coed team. Teams across the board have had a strong, competitive showing, with many of our teams among the top teams in their divisions.

The Falls Church girls fifth and sixth grade Red Team posted a 9-8 victory over the Fairfax Police Youth team. While twice posting a four goal advantage, the final outcome came down to the final draw with 56 seconds remaining. Fairfax Police won the draw but Falls Church shut down the passing and shooting lanes and sealed the win. On the prior weekend, the girls fifth and sixth grade girls Red Team topped the McLean girls fifth and sixth grade B2 team by a score of 11-3. The girls won with outstanding defense, solid passing and ground ball recovery. Six different players scored: Amy Roche, Kalena Wojtala, Olivia Cipriano, Meredith Johnson, Lauren Wever, and Lydia Grund (employing some terrific spinning moves to avoid the defenders). Cindy Lay’s speed and hustle has been critical this season. Annette Schlitt has turned in great performances in goal.

The U-9 Boys Black Team has had a strong spring season with leadership and high output scoring coming from four returning players: Tucker Gaskins, Jasper Litton, Alec Schneider, and Graham Felgar. The team has played well in each game with especially good hustle in games against Arlington, Alexandria, Stafford and Prince William. Rookies Connor Naugle, Eli Wildman, Enzo Paradiso, and Carter MacKinnon have provided additional scoring firepower. The defense has been anchored by the tenacious play of Quinn Thacker, Peyton Musick and Brody Franklin. The attack has been led by George Papadopoulos, Alexei Segretto, and Seth Nelson.

The Falls Church U-11 boys Red Team had another strong showing on the road against the Prince William squad with a 11-1 win. The team has a 4-1-1 record so far this season. The team had several outstanding contributions from the entire attack line and the middies. Goals were scored by Cye Contessa, Justin Gemond, Daniel Ross, and Edward Solms at attack, and Ricky Bickerton, Craig Hagigh, Drew Langford, and Matt Roosma at middie. Miles Langford and Conor Rowe at middie provided multiple assists in the goal scoring. Mark Armendariz, Daniel Miller, Curtis Nichols, and Luke Safly provided strong defensive middie play. The Falls Church defense held strong with solid performances and by James Gogal, Asher Marr, Jackson Sands, and Clarke Van de Meulebroecke. Goalie Christian Ross, had an impressive showing, allowing only one goal on six attempts.

The Boys U-11 Black Team has a strong start in its division, compiling a 6-0-1 record to date. After starting the season with four straight wins against two McLean teams, Annandale and Arlington, the team battled unbeaten Herndon to a 4-4 tie, with Ben Meeks scoring a tying goal in the closing seconds. Wins over Vienna and Braddock Road clubs followed. Andrew Tyeryar and Trevor Corn have dominated face-offs, which has set up the team’s strong midfield play led by Elliott Levri. The team has 51 goals this year, led by Tyeryar with 14 and Henry Casillas with 13 goals. The defensive unit allowed only 19 goals this season, led by Thomas Majure, Nate Spurlock, Carson Hopkins, Jacob Jafari, and goalie Luke Sausville, who has 24 saves on the year.

The Boys U-13 Black Team is a talented and deep squad, posting a 6-1 record to date. With a 55-22 for/against goal differential, the U-13 Black team has beaten both Herndon teams, both Braddock Road teams, Chantilly and the Arlington 1 squad, losing only to unbeaten Vienna. Leading scorers are Brandon Ward (10 goals, six assists), Jackson Cogar (five goals, seven assists), Brendon Smith (eight goals, two assists), Ethan Wolak (six goals, three assists) and Will Gaskins Jr. (five goals). Defense has been a particular strength on this team, with outstanding goalie play by Connar Mulcahy and impressive long pole defensive play led by Will Capone and Drew Trauth. Stevie Picot and Kane Donaghy have supplied great midfield play and have been a force in winning ground ball battles.

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