Lexington, SC (Jack Kunowsky) - The Lexington and Irmo boys’ varsity lacrosse teams squared off last night in Irmo in an entertaining and fast paced rivalry game. Lexington ultimately won comfortably with a final score of 13-9, but Irmo kept it coming as much as they could throughout.
Irmo started off strong getting out to a 3-2 lead early in the first half thanks to a couple of goals from sophomore Jake Debenport and a score from Tanner Bradley. Bradley ended up having a big game with 4 goals. Lexington’s 2 earliest goals were courtesy of senior Kyle Zuba. Zuba’s second score was the prettiest goal of the game. That score came after he threw a fake that fooled the Irmo defenders before he stuck it in the back of the cage. This provided some momentum for Lexington who quickly tied the game up with a goal from Reese Dotterer, making it 3-3. A goal from long stick midfielder Nathan Laxly brought the score to 4-3 in Lexington’s favor at around midway through the first half. From then on, the Wildcats did not give up their lead. Brian Guerra gave the Wildcats a 5-3 lead with a crafty goal, and the goals kept coming. Guerra and fellow seniors Ryan and Kyle Zuba led the charge for Lexington. From then on, each of Zubas finished the game with 3 goals apiece. Jackson Brady, also a senior, added 2 smooth goals to the score as well.
Irmo fought hard but just simply could not break the deficit. They found themselves down by 5 goals twice during the game. They never could close the gap, and Irmo never returned from the 4-goal deficit. Freshman James Morris, junior Tanner Bradley, and sophomore Jake Debenport each had multiple scores for the Yellowjackets despite Lexington’s defense, led by Jordan Boggs and senior goalie Tanner Lewis, who stifled the Irmo offense for most of the game.
Irmo looks to bounce back next Wednesday, April 10th at home vs. White Knoll @ 7:00 PM, while Lexington plans to keep things rolling on the 10th @ 7:00 PM with a home game vs. River Bluff. That match-up will certainly have post-season implications.