Boys lacrosse knocks off East

Published 9:11 am Thursday, April 7, 2022

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Davie’s boys lacrosse team made program history at East Forsyth, but the results were mixed after Davie played three games in four days.

The War Eagles beat East for the first time ever, 17-12 on March 29, and Bryce Harnsberger played a huge role as Davie led at the end of each quarter.

“Bryce had a great night at the faceoff X,” assistant coach Corey Tilley said. “He battled for groundballs and played great defense all game.”

The coaching staff said: “Bryce was an absolute faceoff machine. He won crucial groundballs, accumulated a lot of needed possessions and played spectacular defense.”

Davie doesn’t avenge an 11-9 loss from March 4 without Ryan Walton (six goals) and Alex Speckin (four assists). The other goals came from Daniel Reichard (four), Camden Beck (three), Ty Carter (two), Harnsberger and Speckin.

Adding assists were Walton (two), Carter, Sam Warner, Harnsberger, Owen Horne and Reichard.

“The guys played tough,” Tilley said. “They were very focussed and made plays when we needed them.”

East’s third straight loss dropped it to 2-6 in the Central Piedmont Conference.


Unfortunately, it’s been an up-and-down ride for the War Eagles, who left Kernersville with three wins in four games but followed that with back-to-back losses, including a 14-13 overtime decision at Mooresville on March 31.

“We did not play well at all,” Tilley said. “We had lots of mistakes and were not focussed. We got outhustled.”

Carter, Speckin, Walton, Reichard and Beck had two goals each. Kole Bilyeu, Warner and Horne added one apiece. Getting assists were Speckin (two), Walton (two), Bilyeu, Reichard and Beck.

The Blue Devils improved to 5-5.


Beck scored four times, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a 15-9 home loss to Reagan on April 1.

Bilyeu, Harnsberger, Speckin, Walton and Reichard had 1 goal each. Walton had 2 assists, while Bilyeu, Harnsberger, Speckin and Reichard had 1.

Reagan improved to 7-4 overall while Davie stumbled to 5-7.

Davie is fourth in the CPC standings at 3-6, trailing Reynolds (8-0), Mt. Tabor (7-2) and Reagan (6-2). West Forsyth (2-5), East Forsyth (2-7) and Glenn (0-6) are in the lower echelon.

Girls Lax

The Davie girls saw their losing streak expand to four with losses to East Forsyth (23-3), Mooresville (10-7) and Reagan (17-8).

Grace Butler had all the goals for Davie (2-10, 1-8) at East.

Katie Freeland scored twice in the nonconference game at Mooresville. Nicole Korczyk, Jenna Scully, Butler, Zoey Cleary and Kinnah Chamberlain had one apiece.

The goals against Reagan came from Korczyk (three), Butler (two), Ava Rajacich, Steph Bueno and Chamberlain.

Davie’s top three scorers for the season are Butler (22 goals), Chamberlain (16) and Rajacich (15).