“The Game” - Amazing Win for SFC Men’s Lacrosse
Last Saturday a few of players from the SFC men’s lacrosse team (names will not be revealed) arranged a secret meeting with some lacrosse players from an unnamed local high school lacrosse powerhouse. An ill-conceived plan was concocted to play a secret, full-on lacrosse game at a secret location and at a secret time. Well, that game was played earlier today, without coaches, parents, fans, cameras, or statisticians (sans one). However, by one count there were 41 NCAA D-I lacrosse coaches watching from afar with proper “social distancing.” They had heard about the game through the underground lacrosse network and since they had nothing better to do since the NCAA seasons has been cancelled, they figured they would come watch the San Diego game of the year.
Preston Graubart, Jack Winters and Gabe Ornee lead the Eagles on offense, each having 5 goals. Brendon DeBont was in the right place at the right time and assisted on every one of the goals. Amazing! Bobby Berg score the game winning goal with a diving, behind-the-back (D-BTB) in the third overtime period before he did a face-plant just outside the crease. The fans, had there been any, would have given the D-BTB a score of “10.” The other team protested vigorously saying that Bobby was in the crease (because he is always in the crease)! Of course, in a secret game, on a secret date, at a secret time and at a secret location, the officials (were there any?) would have none of it. The goal was good! Game over! Way to go Bobby.
Sam Cooper saved somewhere around 32 shots by last count, shattering the old school record. He also had 2 goals. The first was a length of the field throw with less than a second to play in the 2nd quarter (reminding his teammates of his goal at the Air Force Academy tournament last summer). His second goal was even more impressive leaving his crease in the 3rd quarter and running coast-to-coast for a leaping, spinning, backward, between the legs shot. With all those moves he completely faked out the opposing goalie. Amazing.
Colton Lehberg won a face-off (which is one more than he won last year against the same face-off guy in the playoffs) by executing a flawless “lacrosse face-off flip” (Google it!) which he converted into an assist on Bobby’s game winning goal.
On defense, DJ Tovtin, Brett Koopman, Bobby Briggs and Cam Morris, when not giving up the 32 shots that Sam had to save, caused 24 turnovers (6 each), had 30 ground balls between them, and were otherwise a living nightmare for the other team’s offense. Way to go defense!
Please congratulate your Eagles’ lacrosse team the next time you see them. Of course, none of them will actually admit to or acknowledge having played “The Game” (or knowing anything about it for that matter).