Lake Oswego outlasts Eagles with 18 goals

HRV lacrosse scores 15 despite first loss

LAKE OSWEGO — Friday’s non-conference lacrosse matchup between Hood River Valley and Lake Oswego had all the makings of a playoff thriller.

While the season has only just begun, both the Eagles and Lakers are two of the most experienced, most hungry teams in the Oregon Lacrosse circuit.

And after losing the high-scoring shootout, 18-15, the Eagles (1-1 overall) hope there will be a rematch during the postseason.

“We played a great game,” coach Mac Jackson said. “The only regret is that we didn’t come out on top.”

Jackson said the game was close the entire way, and HRV was right in the thick of it until the final whistle. The Eagles led 9-8 at halftime, with the lead changing hands numerous times in both halves.

Three Eagles — seniors Jon Munk, Jacobe Krizman and Todd Anderson — scored a hat trick, while another, senior Corey VanDlac, scored four goals. Senior middy Tyler Monzie rounded out the scoring barrage with two goals of his own.

“Tyler played an outstanding game in the midfield,” Jackson said. “He helped get our offense in gear and created lots of chances by moving the ball around and getting nine groundballs.”

Jackson said he was pleased with his team’s offensive performance, but that the defense needs to improve if the Eagles are to compete for a playoff spot in the perennially stacked Columbia Division.

“To win that game, we needed to play better defense, win more faceoffs and avoid the run of second-half penalties,” he said.

“But I was proud of our hustle. We played with poise and showed the ability to retake the lead with a fight-to-the-end attitude. We also showed that we will come to play at away games,” he said.

HRV will need to win on the road if it is to secure one of three playoff spots out of the Columbia, which features state powers such as Grant, Lincoln and Oregon Episcopal School (OES).

The Eagles traveled to Lincoln Tuesday (results not yet available) and will then host the Cardinals on Friday at Henderson Stadium.

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