Boys lacrosse beats WF for first time
Published 2:02 pm Tuesday, February 9, 2021
The Davie boys lacrosse team won two of three games last week, including the first win over West Forsyth in program history.
The win over the Titans, 9-4 at home on Jan. 29, came in the Central Piedmont Conference opener. Ryan Walton (three), Joey Nardone (two), Tommy Landy (two) and Alex Speckin (two) all had multiple goals. Providing one assist each were Walton, Nardone and Landy.
“We had a great defensive game from Gavin Townsend and a pretty good night in the cage for goalie Wesley Brooks,” assistant coach Corey Tilley said.
Davie suffered its first loss, 13-6, at CPC rival Reynolds on Feb. 2. The Demons were in full control at halftime, leading 8-3.
Nardone had two goals. Palmer Williams, Daniel Reichard, Speckin and Owen Horne had one each. The assists came from Walton and Nathan Horne. Brooks had seven saves.
Two days later, the War Eagles bounced back in a home nonconference game, beating Mooresville 13-9 in come-from-behind fashion.
Getting four goals from Nardone, three from Walton and two from Landy, Davie outscored the Blue Devils 8-2 in the second half after facing a 7-5 halftime deficit. Sebastian Bellomo, Williams, Reichard and N. Horne had one goal. Nardone, Speckin, Walton, Reichard and Landy had one assist as Davie improved to 3-1 overall.
“We had a pretty bad first half all around,” Tilley said. “Tons of mistakes and penalties. We really brought the juice and cleaned it up in the second half.”
Brooks turned in 14 saves. “It was a great second half for the sophomore goalie,” Tilley said.
After getting punished 14-0 by visiting Reynolds and 13-1 at West Forsyth in a pair of CPC contests, the Lady War Eagles squared their overall record at 2-2 with an exciting 11-10 nonconference home win over Mooresville on Feb. 4.
Davie overcame a 5-3 halftime deficit, mainly because Ava Rajacich went crazy.
“Our girls hung in there, never gave up and finished strong,” coach Lydia Moore said. “We really took over in the second half.”
Rajacich, who had one goal through three games, exploded for six against the Blue Devils. Grace Butler had three, while Kinnah Chamberlain and Zoey Cleary had one each. It was 10-10 before Rajacich put in the game-winner.
Hannah Roels had 10 saves.
Notes: Rajacich had Davie’s only goal against West. … Davie is 0-2 in the CPC. … Both of Davie’s wins have been thrillers. Nicole Korczyk had the clinching goal in a 7-6 win over North Davidson on Jan. 26.