Lacrosse takes down Oregon City

OREGON CITY — After a sloppy weekend of weather, the HRV lacrosse team took on Oregon City Monday in what many spectators would describe as Mud Bowl 2002.

But despite the driving rain and mucky field conditions, the Eagles still managed to put together an awesome offensive display and won the game 13-4.

“Of all the games they could have rained out, this should have been the one,” coach Chris Kelly joked. “It was a real mud bowl. But once our guys got a feel for the field, they took control.”

Junior Jon Munk was a machine Monday, netting four goals to lead the way for HRV.

“Munk dominated the attack,” Kelly said. “He had to step up his game in the absence of (Todd) Anderson and made a lot of things happen. If I had to give out a game ball, it would go to him.”

Senior Josh Kitts and juniors Tyler Monzie and Jacobe Krizman also put together solid offensive efforts, accounting for seven goals between them (Kitts 3, Monzie 2, Krizman 2).

Julian Helton and JV floater Casey Vannett rounded out the HRV scoring barrage with one goal apiece.

Vannett scored two more goals in the JV game to help lead the Eagles to a 7-3 win. Zach Bohince and David Voight matched Vannett’s output, while Max Powers scored one.

“Our JV guys look rock solid right now,” Kelly said. “This frosh class is the first to come through the middle-school system and their experience has really started to show early.”

He said that Oregon City was shorthanded and had a number of players swinging double duty on Monday, which made the JV’s win all the more impressive.

Overall, Kelly was encouraged by how well both teams moved the ball and identified the open man.

“We had tons of scoring opportunities in both games,” he said. “We need to work on finishing, but the ball movement and ability to get open have been tremendous.”

Kelly also complimented goalie Cody Cataldo on his resolve in the early season.

“He let a couple cheap goals go by early, but kept his head in it. A good game overall,” he said.

HRV travels to Lake Oswego tonight for its first real test of the young season.

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