Sals hit their stride, coast by Riders

Sals hit their stride, coast by Riders

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Sals hit their stride, coast by Riders

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051813-Lewes,DE.-ch.dov.boyslacrosse-Capes Blake Mann moves the ball downfield as Cape Henlopen HS (white) defeated Dover HS (blue) 16-7 in the 2nd Round of the DIAA Boys Lacrosse Tournament at Cape Henlopen's Legends Field on Saturday May 18th. Photographer / Daily Times / Chuck Snyder

051813-Lewes,DE.-ch.dov.boyslacrosse-Capes Blake Mann moves the ball downfield as Cape Henlopen HS (white) defeated Dover HS (blue) 16-7 in the 2nd Round of the DIAA Boys Lacrosse Tournament at Cape Henlopen’s Legends Field on Saturday May 18th. Photographer / Daily Times / Chuck Snyder

On a special night at Baynard Stadium, the Salesianum boys lacrosse team came out firing on all cylinders, coasting to a 17-6 victory over Caesar Rodney at Baynard Stadium.

The game was Salesianum’s annual LAX-out Cancer Game, honoring those close to the players and coaches on both teams affected by Cancer and the top-ranked Sals (12-3) jumped on the Riders (13-2) with 13 goals in the first half and never looked back in one final tune-up before the DIAA state tournament.

“I thought we came out and really played hard for four quarters with a lot of intensity,” Sallies coach Bob Healy said. “Our guys performed really well and we were able to get the win today.”

“This was huge for us,” said senior attacker Andrew Witherell who closed out his regular season career at Baynard with a memorable night – 5 goals and 4 assists to lead a relentless Salesianum attack. “This was a great night and we just came out fired up and firing on all cylinders.”

Salesianum out-scored the Riders 4-0 in the first quarter, led by another senior, Samuel Fink, who scored two goals in the period and added two more along with three assists in the game.

“We’re hitting our stride and playing our best as a team,” Fink said. “I thought we really moved the ball well in transition.”

“We’re playing our best lacrosse of the season right now,” Witherell added. “Getting off to a good start like that deflates the other team and gives us confidence.”

Caesar Rodney coach Matt Faircloth said he was pleased with his team’s effort in the loss.

“I’m proud of the fact they weren’t pleased with the way things were going and kept fighting throughout the game,” Faircloth said. “We just really have to play four good quarters of lacrosse [in the tournament]. That’s about it.”

Thomas Aloe scored 3 goals, David Schmidt scored 2 and Sean MacLeish added one to account for Caesar Rodney’s scoring.

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