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Howard CC vs CCBC Essex (Region XX Championship, 2016 JuCo Lacrosse)


REGION XX CHAMPIONSHIP. 8-TIME DEFENDING REGION
XX CHAMPION, CCBC ESSEX AGAINST HOWARD, HOSTING THE TOURNAMENT, “WE
DON’T LOSE AT HOME” IS THE DRAGONS’ RALLYING CRY. DRAGONS ARE THE LAST TEAM NOT NAMED ESSEX
TO WIN THE REGION, HOWARD WON IT BACK IN 2007. WINNER HOSTS A NATIONAL QUARTERFINAL GAME
NEXT WEEK, THE LOSER HAS TO WAIT AND SEE IF THEY GET AN AT LARGE BID. KEVIN CURCIO!! SCORES! HOWARD RECLAIMS THE
LEAD. 20 SECONDS REMAINING IN THE FIRST QUARTER,
TREY LUNDELIUS STRIPS DEREK TAYLOR, THREE DRAGONS GO AFTER THE GROUND BALL, BUT COME
UP EMPTY, ESSEX TIES THE GAME. 3RD QUARTER, DECLAN WHINNERY, OUTTA MIDDLETON,
WISCONSIN, GIVES HOWARD THE LEAD!!! 3 CHAMPIONSHIP GOALS FROM THE DRAGONS’ FRESHMAN. BRENDAN NOLAN DODGING, FINISHES THE BALL.
NOLAN TIES THE GAME. CHRIS PARROTT WON THE ENSUING FACE-OFF FOR
ESSEX. TAYLOR, NICE DODGE, FIGHTS TO INCREASE HIS ANGLE, SIDEARMS IT IN. KNIGHTS TAKE THEIR
FIRST LEAD OF THE DAY. HOWARD’S MAN-UP UNIT GOES TO WORK, AUSTIN
MITCHELL…. ZACH BEARD!! GOAL! DRAGONS TIE IT UP. 2:58 REMAINING IN THE THIRD, RAPHAEL VARGAS
ON THE INVERT ABSORBS THE CONTACT, ESSEX RECLAIMS THE LEAD. ESSEX WON THE FACE-OFF, MATT LEMCOMPTE HITS
THE SIDE OF THE NET. MARK BOWSER SECURES IT FOR HOWARD. 50 SECONDS REMAINING IN THE THIRD….
MICHAEL RUSSELL DOESN’T SEE IT, ABLE TO CORRAL IT ANYWAY. RUSSELL GOES TO KEEGAN MOHAN
ON THE CLEAR. MOHAN, OUTTA MADISON, WISCONSIN, MOHAN!!!! SCORES!! LONG POLE EQUALIZER FROM
THE DRAGONS FRESHMAN. 7:35 REMAINING IN THE GAME, HOWARD AND ESSEX
TRADED GOALS, WE’RE TIED AT 8. BRANDYN O’CONNELL… GETS TO THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD, O’CONNELL
WITH THE SIDEARM FINISH. CCBC ESSEX TAKES THE LEAD. PARROTT WON THE NEXT FACE-OFF, 6 MINUTES REMAINING,
DYLAN RILEY, THE FORMER DRAGON, FEEDS VARGAS!!! LUKE MATANIN WITH THE BLOCK. MASSIVE GROUND
BALL… PARESE WILLIAMS WINS IT… LOOSE AGAIN. WILLIAMS GETS UP AND FIGHTS, PETER EMERY SECURES
IT. BUT HOWARD THREW IT AWAY ON THE CLEAR, DRAGONS
HAVE BEEN PLAYING DEFENSE FOR OVER THREE MINUTES, BRANDYN O’CONNELL, TO VARGAS! KNIGHTS TAKE
A TWO GOAL LEAD WITH 4:58 TO GO. HOWARD CAME AWAY WITH A POSSESSION OFF THE
ENSUING FACE-OFF, AFTER A DRAGON TIMEOUT, JACKSON DOWNS… FEEDS DAGNANLEACH!! JACKSON
ELHERT WITH THE HARD STICK CHECK RIGHT ON THE CREASE. TIMELY DEFENSIVE STAND FROM CCBC
ESSEX. AND THE KNIGHTS CLEAR IT SUCCESSFULLY. THE SHOT CLOCK IS ON, WE’RE INSIDE OF 3
MINUTES, O’CONNELL TO BLAKE MCDONALD. SHOT CLOCK EXPIRES. WHINNERY, HAVING A TREMENDOUS GAME, LOOKING
TO BRING HOWARD BACK WITHIN ONE… WHINNERY GOES DOWN AND ESSEX BREAKS UP THE PASS. KNIGHTS’
DEFENSE ONCE AGAIN MAKES A KEY STOP LATE. ESSEX, ABLE TO RUN A MINUTE OFF THE CLOCK,
44 SECONDS, DRAGONS DOUBLING THE BALL, AND VARGAS DELIVERS ONE LAST BLOW. 31 SECONDS, NOLAN, UP AGAINST EMERY… WILLIAMS
PICKS IT OFF AND TAKES IT THE OTHER WAY, LAST CHANCE FOR HOWARD, OFFICIALS CALL A PUSH.
THEN IT GETS UGLY, 1 MINUTE UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT CALL ON CURCIO, 3 MINUTE UNSPORTSMANLIKE
ON DEREK TAYLOR. ESSEX JUST HAS TO RUN OUT THE CLOCK… CCBC
ESSEX WINS THEIR 9TH CONSECUTIVE REGION XX CHAMPIONSHIP. KNIGHTS CLOSE THE GAME WITH
THREE UNANSWERED GOALS TO WIN THE TITLE. ​

David Frank

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