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Jaguars Stayed Tough Through End of the Regular Season

The last two games of the regular lacrosse season were not easy ones for the Jaguars, but they gave it their all against the Cardinal Gibbons Crusaders and the Broughton Capitals.

The Jags surprised the Crusaders during the first half of Tuesday night's game (April 23), going into the second half with a 4-3 lead. But even with 6 total goals, the Crusaders pulled ahead with a final score of 6-12. Tyler Fields had a hat trick with 3 goals, followed by Zander Adkins with1 goal, Brower Evenhouse with 1 goal (and 3 assists), and Wes Cohn with 1 goal (as well as 2 caused turnovers). Liam Craig won 63.6% of his faceoffs against a tough opponent, and Cali had 12 great saves.

The Jags took their resilience and energy into the Thursday night (April 25) game against the Capitals -- a team they had lost to by one point on April 9 (7-8). To say it was a historic game doesn't do it justice. The Jags fought hard for the win ... going into SIX overtimes for a very long and unexpected game. They again lost by one point (8-9) but they did not make it easy. Tyler had 2 goals and 4 assists, Zander had 2 goals, Brower Evenhouse had 1 goal and 3 assists, and Caleb Deak, Jack Dancjek and Harrison Baublitz each had 1 goal. Wes also had an assist plus 2 caused turnovers.

Liam had a very impressive game -- going 72% at the faceoff dot and winning every single faceoff in the overtimes! He also recorded a massive 13 ground balls to help the Jags maintain possession of the ball. On defense, Isaiah Beardsley had 3 caused turnovers and Tyler, Trent Smith and Webb Linton had 2 caused turnovers each. Cali had 13 saves for a 59.1% save percentage -- continuing to blow past the Athens Drive record, which he currently holds with 390 career saves. Way to go, Cali!

The Jaguars head into playoffs with the first game being on Wednesday, May 1st. They are ranked 6th in the conference (behind Green Level, Gibbons, Middle Creek, Holly Springs and Apex Friendship). They have had an incredible Spring season and have truly shown what it means to stay focused and work as a team. We are very proud of them and excited to see how they do in the playoffs. Nothing can take away all that they have done to get to this point. GO JAGS!

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