Boys LAX Win Streak Continues

The Varsity Braves visited the McNicholas Rockets on Wednesday night, and came home with an impressive 15-6 win.

After a slow start, which saw the Rockets take a quick 2 goal lead, the Braves finally got on the board, scoring 5 of the next 6 goals to take a lead 5-3 at the end of the first quarter. McNick was able to take advantage of the travel-weary Braves in the second quarter. Each team scored 3 goals in the quarter, and the contest appeared to be close as the score was 8-6 in favor of the LAX Men at halftime.

At halftime, the Braves awoke. The defense dominated. Sophomore goalie Henry Mayeux, starting in cage for the second half, recorded 7 saves while and he and the IH defense allowed no Rocket goals in the entire half. The offense was consistent, scoring 3 goals in the third quarter and 4 in the fourth. The team journeyed back to IHHS with the W.

Senior captain Evan Youngblood once again demonstrated his defensive leadership on the field with 3 GB and 1 forced turnover. Not to be outdone, junior midfield leaders Alex Major and Bryn Irvine each collected 3 GB and 1 forced turnover. Sophomore FOGO Patrick Farist led the team with 5 GB; Cole Werbrich and Jaden Anderson each had 3 GB; Brook McClay, playing goal the first half and LSM the second, had 2 GB; and Jimmy Brunette and Graham Wyler each had 1 GB.

Washington and Lee bound senior captain Owen Taylor continues to rack up goals, scoring 6 against McNick and bringing his IHHS career goal total to 114. Owen also added 2 assists for 8 points on the night. Junior Eric Pfluhaupt added 1 goal for the Braves midfield. The IH attack spread the ball around again on Wednesday, with all 3 starters collecting 4 points against the Rockets: Senior Ryan Fixler (3G/1A), sophomore Wyatt Fruland (3G/1A), and sophomore Zander Johnston (2G/2A).

The Braves D has played outstanding as of late. The unit has 9.2 goals allowed per game this season, and a scant 5.7 goals allowed per game over the past 3 games. They held the Rockets scoreless in the second half. The Braves offense is leading Division 2 in southern Ohio in goals per game, and is 13th in the state overall in both Divisions 1 and 2. The attack unit has registered 43 points (25G/18A) in the past 3 games, making match-ups difficult for opposing defenses.

The victory against McNicholas betters the team’s season record to 3-2, and moves them up to 3rd in the regional Laxpower standings. The team plays Oakwood (ranked #9 in state overall) at home this Saturday at 4 PM. We hope to see you there!

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2017-Owen Taylor, Evan Youngblood, Matt Sorenson, Jimmy Brunette
2016-Cam McMillan, Grant Gottdiner, Owen Taylor, Chuck Long, Kai Noahr
2015- Mitchell Trout, Samuel Markiewitz, Austin Schneider, James Pflughaupt, Cameron McMillan
2014 - Matt Young, Ben Frazier, Michael Hamilton, Brad Collins
2013 - Tanner Landstra, Tres Irvine, Alec Taylor
2012 - Daron Artis, Rob Becker, Luke Lewis, Jordan Schriner
2011 – Jake Thomas, Rob Becker, Jordan Schriner
2010 – Jake Thomas, James Lackman, Max Hendricks, AJ Froehlich
2009 – Ted Bolser, Kain Meurer, Andy Pipes, AJ Froehlich
2008 – Nick Keriakis, Matt Keller, Ross Lockwood, Steven Krall
2007 - Michael Gawne, David Krehbiel, Kevin McFarland, Ryan Murray
2006 – Andrew Keriakis, Danny Johnson, Case Cousino, Franco Aguirre
2005 – Matt Ambrose, Alex Cole, Chris Dunham, David Kereiakes
2004 – Eddie Farrugia, Matt McCaw, Cole Cousino
2003 – Chris Stokley, Ross Bextamuller, Sean Chamberlin
2002 – Jamie Campbell, Jameson Muth, Mike Tuddenham, Brady Ward, Bill Zimmer
2001 – Andrew Debord, Price McLane, Chad Von Lehman
2000 – Jason McCaw, Winn Perry
1999 – Todd Johnston, Ryan Reckman, Peter Snow