Men’s Lax Reigns on Bexley Prom

In the latest US News and World Report, Indian Hill High School was ranked #3 in the state, and Bexley #4. The lax match-up between the two academic powerhouses was as close as those rankings for three quarters when the Braves visited the Lions on March 22, also the day of Bexley’s prom.

Trading goals through two quarters, the score was 6-5 in favor of Bexley at the half. The third quarter saw the Lions move ahead, scoring the first three goals of the quarter before Senior Owen Taylor found the back of the net for the Braves. Bexley and IH each added a goal to bring the tally to 10-7 at the end of 3. Indian Hill and Bexley would trade scores to start the fourth quarter, before the Lions’ thoughts moved on to prom.

Following a flurry of penalties that resulted in a 15-minute delay in the game, which featured Coach Tim McKay putting his litigating skills to work, the Braves rallied. With less than 10 minutes remaining in the game, the Braves began a run of 6 unanswered goals, while the IH D shut the Lions down. The Braves headed back to The Hill with a 15-11 victory. With the win, the Braves improved to 5-4 on the season.

Senior captain Evan Youngblood led the Braves close defense with 4 GB on the day. Sophomore close defensemen Graham Wyler and Miller Alspaugh each had 1 GB and 1 caused turnover, and senior captain Matt Sorensen also collected 1 GB. In goal, Henry Mayeux stopped 11 shots (50%), including 2 key saves in the fourth quarter.

The midfield unit played lights out all day. Owen Taylor racked up 5 points (4G/1A), including 3 goals in the 4th quarter. Junior captain Jimmy Brunette had 4 points (3G/1A) and 2 GB. Fellow junior Alex Major was all over the field, with 2 points (2A), 2 GB, and 1 caused turnover. Sophomore Cole Werbrich scored 2 goals in a stepped up role on offense. Junior Bryn Irvine grabbed 3 GB and sophomore Brian Lewis had 1 GB. Patrick Farist was 44% from the face-of X and had 9 GB. On the day, Braves had an eye-popping 36 GB to Bexley’s 20.

The Braves attack rebounded from their performances of the two previous games. Senior Ryan Fixler had an outstanding day, with 6 points (2G/4A) and 5 GB, as did Sophomore Wyatt Fruland with 5 points (4G/1A) and 3 GB. Junior Eric Pfluhaupt had 1 assist and 3 GB, making the move from midfield to attack for the game.

Following a span of 7 games in a 14-day stretch, the Braves are looking forward to a Sunday off and two days of practice before facing the Sycamore Aviators at Tomahawk on Wednesday April 16th (JV@5, V@7). The Braves will close out the week against #8 ranked overall Summit (9-2) on Saturday. We hope to see you there!

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