Dolphins lacrosse shows potential in first game

Dolphins lacrosse shows potential in first game

Abbey Hicks

The newly formed lacrosse team pose after their 5-4 win over Princess Anne on Thursday with only a couple weeks of practice.

Ocean Lakes formed a new lacrosse team, and they beat Princess Anne 5-4 on Thursday in their first game of the fall season. Junior Buddy Menton scored two goals Thursday and looks forward to the season.

Senior Coltyn Wynn (left) and Junior Buddy Menton (right) run drills at practice where they learn to be more agile on Monday, September 11.

“We all played a great first game, and the team is really starting to come together,” said Buddy, “I am excited to see what we will do in the future.”

Not all players are lacrosse veterans like Buddy, in fact, more than half of the players on the team are newcomers. Junior Hunter Gibbs is a strong midfielder on the team and is proud of his teams performance.

“It was a great first game; we played a great first game and many of the new players are coming along nicely,” said Hunter. “I can tell we are going to be ready for the spring season”

In previous seasons players had to play with the Landstown Eagles if they wanted to play lacrosse for their school, but this year, that is not the case. The head coach for the team is Frank Logan, and he spots talent on the team.

“We have 10 newcomers so far, and they all played in their first game on Thursday. I like what I see from them,” said Coach Frank.

The players displayed excitement and energy at their practice on Monday and are looking forward to the season.

“We are coming out as the underdogs of our league,” said Hunter. “We aren’t a big powerhouse, but we are scrappy; we could make our way to the top of our division.”

The dolphins finished their fall season 2-6 record, but they learned allot about each other and their coaches.

“Even though it was a tough season for us, our new players got a lot of playing time and improved their skills,” said Hunter. “The spring season will be different though.”