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Lambert (Ga.) drove up Interstate 95 to play in the Brine King of Spring in Durham, N.C. last week and came away with a 2-0 record. The Longhorns played two teams that have the potential to win their respective state championships in Ponte Vedra (Fla.) and Middle Creek (N.C.).
The wins extended Lambert’s winning streak to 28 consecutive games, which is the longest active streak in the Southeast Region.
“The community has embraced it and we treat the program like a southern team would treat football,” Head Coach Josh Sagel said. “It’s a machine at this point. You can’t ever take a step back. You always have to try to push forward.”
Sagel has helped lead the team to four state championships since 2011 and the Top 3 longest winning streaks in state history. The Longhorns current 28-game streak moved them into second place all-time. The longest streak in state history is a 40-game streak, by Lambert, that spanned the 2011, 2012 and 2013 seasons.
Robert E. Lee (Fla.) and Atlantic Coast (Fla.) played six overtimes Tuesday night, with Lee coming out on top 4-3. With the records LaxRecords has collected, the six overtimes is the most in Florida history. The previous game that is on the list is a 2009, five-overtime contest between Bartram Trail (Fla.) and Menendez (Fla.). Bartram won that game 8-7.
Upset of the Week
Foothill (Calif.) is a legendary program in California. Santiago (Calif.) is in just its fourth as a CIF program. But the young upstart downed its elder statesman 10-9 in overtime last week, giving the Sharks their first-ever win over the Knights, according to MaxLaxOC.com.
Aiden Koenig scored four goals in the win. Koenig’s four goals led the team, while Dylan Varrati scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime.
Chase Cole led Foothill with five goals in the loss.
Achievement of the Week
Nick Whittall from Murrieta Mesa (Calif.) quietly surpassed 200 career goals with a six-goal game on Feb. 29. The senior is in his second year at Murrieta Mesa after playing his first two seasons with Linfield (Calif.).
Whittall became just the 8th player in state history known to have surpassed 200 career goals and could become the state’s No. 2 goal scorer by season’s end.
Whittall is coming off an 87-point season and has yet to score fewer than 78 during his varsity career. Those six goals against Centennial (Calif.) gave him 203 for his career. His career point total sits at 269 with a good shot at joining the 300 Club this season, becoming just the 15th player to reach that milestone.
Aspen (Colo.) has a new head coach in Tommy Cox, a former St. John’s player. The Skiers’ new coach was scheduled to make his coaching debut on March 7 against Vail Mountain (Colo.), but the game was canceled due to weather.
Cox’s debut comes during an offseason where two Aspen assistant coaches, Mike Goerne and Owen Green, died in a Feb. 16 avalanche.
Green had been an assistant with the high school team in recent years, while Goerne started the program back in 2006 and was the team’s head coach through the 2015 season, when it won the state championship. Both Green and Goerne were expected back as assistants this spring. — Aspen Times
Olentangy Orange (Ohio) is mourning the loss of head coach Pat Boyce after he passed away suddenly. Boyce was in his third year as head coach of the Pioneers after being an assistant for the previous four.
Boyce led the team to a 10-10 record last season.
“I’ll have a meeting with the assistant coaches tonight (March 6) and I haven’t met with (human resources) yet,” Weaver said. “One of the assistants will probably be named as interim (coach) as a formality, and then we will have a search (for a head coach) after the season.” — ThisWeekNews.com
It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Head Coach, Pat Boyce, today. Pat was a great leader and mentor to the entire @OOHSLacrosse community, OYAA, Haymakers and Old Dogs among others.
Please keep his family in your prayers during this difficult time.
— Orange Lacrosse (@OOHSLacrosse) March 6, 2019
Carthage (N.Y.) has its new head coach. Former player Jason Coffman is taking over the Comets program. Coffman replaces Kirk Ventiquattro who stepped down last summer.
Coffman graduated in 1992 and went on to play at Salisbury where he scored 451 career points and won two national titles.
Ventiquattro won 459 games as the Comets head coach.
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