Bobcat lacrosse boys win six in a row


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by Joshua Spaulding
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Sports Editor - Salmon Press Newspapers

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Tyler Morrison closes in on goal during his team's win over Belmont last week. RC Greenwood. (click for larger version)
May 16, 2017
PLYMOUTH — It was a busy few weeks for the Plymouth lacrosse boys.

On Monday, May 1, the Bobcats hosted Pelham and came away with an 11-4 win in a rematch of last year's semifinals.

Nolan Farina had six goals and two assists, while Matt Rossner had two goals and three assists and Tyler Morrison had two goals and an assist. Connor Magowan scored a goal and Jake Little and Sawyer Wilcox each had assists.

Chris Patnaude had 12 saves in earning the win for the Bobcats.

"It was a good rebound game after losing to Monadnock," said coach Glenn Mausolf. "Focused effort in all facets, hard work on ground balls."

On Wednesday, May 3, the Bobcats defeated Campbell by a 12-5 score, with Farina again leading the way with five goals and two assists. Morrison had two goals and an assist, Magowan had a goal and an assist and Wilcox and Tucker James each had a goal. Rossner added an assist.

Patnaude finished with 15 saves in earning the win for the Plymouth boys.

The Bobcats got out to a three-goal lead and the Cougars fought back to tie the game at three and it was 4-4 at the start of the second quarter.

"We found our footing and closed out the game 8-1," Mausolf said. "Improved defense starting in the second quarter to the end of the game."

The Bobcats got another win on Thursday, May 4, defeating Con-Val by an 11-6 score.

Farina again led the way with eight goals and two assists. Rossner had a goal and three assists and Marcus Morel, Magowan, and Little all had a goal and an assist. Patnaude turned away 17 shots in the net.

"Clearing and riding was the difference," Mausolf said. "Our defense limited opportunities for Con-Val."

Plymouth defeated Gilford, Milford and Belmont last week to run the win streak to six.

The Bobcats fought a scrappy Gilford team on Monday, May 8, and got a 10-7 win.

"We started off hot but Gilford took momentum," Mausolf noted. "We made adjustments at the half and build a lead, but they fought back again."

Farina had three goals and two assists, while Magowan added three goals and an assist. Ethan Richard had a goal and two assists, Morrison had a goal and an assist and Rossner and Pete Wingstead each had a goal. Little and James added assists and Patnaude turned away 16 shots in the win.

On Wednesday, May 10, the Bobcats traveled to Milford and won 15-5.

"We saw some mistakes we made on Monday and things we wanted to fix," Mausolf said. "And we came out hot."

Plymouth scored eight goals in the first quarter and 11 by halftime on the way to the win.

Farina had four goals and two assists, while Morrison had four goals and an assist. Magowan had three goals, while Morel added a goal and an assist and Richard, Zack Ross and Josh Johnston all added goals.

"We found a nice balance between midfielders and attack and even long sticks got in on it," Mausolf said. "We shot the ball well, they moved without the ball to set up some good scoring opportunities.

Patnaude had 11 saves in three quarters and Carter Wilcox made three saves in the fourth quarter.

Plymouth took care of Belmont 18-4 on Thursday.

Farina had five goals and three assists, while Morrison had three goals and an assist and Morel added two goals and an assist. Magowan had two goals and Rossner had a goal and two assists. Ross, Sawyer Wilcox and Richard each had a goal and an assist and Johnston and Wingstead each had goals. Brandon Roy earned his first point with an assist.

Patnaude had an easy night, turning away seven shots on net.

Plymouth will be at Kearsarge on Friday, May 19, at 4 p.m. and will host Lebanon at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23.

Joshua Spaulding can be reached at 569-3126 or sportsgsn@salmonpress.com.

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