Boys Lacrosse: Saxons Beat Cougars in Semifinal Regional Game
Oakton falls to Langley 16-12 a game short of the Northern Region Championship
The Langley Saxons boys lacrosse team defeated the Oakton Cougars decisively in the Northern Region semifinal Thursday night.
The score: 16-12.
On Thursday, the Cougars started strong with their first goal from Cory Harris to tie the game at 1, then pull ahead on a pass from Logan Ambrose to Sean Schweiker to grab the lead. Though the Saxons evened the score again, the Cougars ended the first quarter with a 3-2 after a goal from Stephen Lambrides.
The Cougars stretched their lead to 6-2 to start the second quarter, on two goals from Schweiker and one from Jack Harris on a pass for Cory Harris. The Cougars then answered the Saxons' goal just over three minutes left in the half with a shot from Evan Lalande off a pickup on the faceoff. But in the last 50 seconds of the quarter, the Saxons scored two goals to lessen the Cougars' advantage to 7-5.
The Saxons then kept their momentum going into the second half, as they held the Cougars scoreless in the third quarter while piling on five goals for themselves.
The Cougars' scoring drought continued into the fourth quarter, as the Saxons tallied two more goals before the Cougars could answer with an unassisted shot from Lalande to put the score at 12-8 with 7:16 on the clock. Though the Cougars would add four more points to their final score — on shots from Schweiker, Lalande, Jack Harris and Michael Durst — the Saxons added four of their own to keep the win out of the Cougars' reach.