Moore wins lacrosse coaching debut

Published 9:18 am Thursday, February 4, 2021

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Lydia Moore’s coaching career got off to an exciting start when the Davie girls lacrosse team stormed past visiting North Davidson 7-6 in the Jan. 26 season opener.

The Davie rookie head coach watched her War Eagles dig a 5-3 halftime hole. Then she watched them outscore the Black Knights 4-1 in the second half.

“It was a nailbiter,” Moore said. “We pulled it out in the end. The girls fought hard the whole time. They kept coming back.”

It was 6-6 when Nicole Korczyk went to work. She scored the game-winner with 24 seconds remaining. Cecily Fishel supplied the assist.

“She took it right to the goal,” Moore said. “She went by quite a few defenders to get there.”

Freshman Grace Butler had a memorable Davie debut with three goals, the same as Korczyk. Stephanie Bueno had the other goal.

Hannah Roels, the only senior on the team, racked up 17 saves. “She played a phenomenal game,” said Moore, who savored the moment. “I have a lot of freshmen, so I’m super proud of them for winning their first game ever. That was pretty awesome.”

The program’s staff is completely new. Jim Butler is Moore’s assistant.

Boys Lacrosse

The Davie boys lacrosse team smacked visiting North Davidson 16-4 in its season opener on Jan. 26.

Ryan Walton and Tommy Landy exploded on the Black Knights with six and five goals, respectively. Daniel Reichard, Alex Speckin and Palmer Williams had one apiece.

Speckin had three assists. Nathan Horne and Reichard had two each and Landy one. Goalie Wesley Brooks had seven saves.

“We had a great game from our sophomore goalie,” assistant coach Corey Tilley said. “Our defense was led by three seniors. Joey Bellomo, Gavin Townsend and Robert Landry had a great first half and really worked well together. It’s really a great group of guys.”

JV Soccer

The Davie JV soccer team was overmatched by Page in its opener on Jan. 26, losing 5-0 at home.

“We had a lot of mistakes,” said new coach Johnny Oceguera, who replaced Andrew Davis at the helm. “They scored four of their goals on set pieces.”

Oceguera has his work cut out, inheriting a team that went 0-16-1 last season.

“We’ve got a lot of work to do and better conditioning to get in with only having two subs,” he said. “Caleb McDaniel had a couple of good saves and Sam Rosser had a great shot that hit the crossbar. Luck didn’t seem to be on our side tonight.”