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The Hudson boys lacrosse team improved to 9-4 on the season after posting a convincing 20-7 victory over Strongsville May 7 at Hudson Memorial Stadium.
The Explorers had a 10-4 lead at halftime and then outscored the Mustangs (5-4) 7-1 in the third quarter.
Sam Gregory earned the game ball with three goals, two assists and his "hustle plays," according to Hudson head coach David Blue.
Zach Nye led the way with four goals and three assists and Grant Elffers had four goals.
"Grant got his shot on track," Blue said.
Bo Lori added three goals and five assists and Mick Mougey had three goals and one assist. Gabe Vehar, Cameron Haggerty and Luc Jambon also scored one goal apiece and Erik Lindroth had an assist.
Chris Motter scooped up 13 ground balls .
Hudson goalkeepers Jake Krone and Spencer Kline made one and six saves, respectively, between the pipes.
The Explorers outshot Strongsville 40-21 and had a 55-35 advantage in ground balls. Hudson also won 21 of 31 face-offs and scored on all five of its extra-man opportunities.
The junior varsity team improved to 9-2 with a 15-2 victory.
The varsity squad earned a lopsided 16-3 victory over Shaker Heights May 6 at Memorial Stadium.
The Explorers took an 8-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. A total of 14 different players had at least one point for Hudson.
Josh Conger shared the game ball with a goal and two ground balls. Enrique Rodriguez also shared the game ball.
"Enrique earned a game ball for his hustle, takeaway and ground ball," Blue said.
Mougey had three goals and one assist and Vehar finished with three goals for Hudson.
Gregory and Jambon each had two goals and one assist and Nye had one goal and two assists. Lori added three assists.
Also contributing for the Explorers were Reid Robinson (two assists), Nathan Menedez (one goal and one assist), Dan Brady (one goal), Brent Zubal (one goal), Elffers (one goal), Seth Wagner (one assist) and Matt Rightnour (one assist).
Hudson had a 48-31 advantage in ground balls and outshot the Raiders 36-10. Motter led the Explorers with nine ground balls.
Hudson also won 19 of 23 face-offs and converted 3 of 6 extra-man opportunities. Krone and Kline made three and two saves, respectively.
"Ohlen Rudy held his man in check throughout the night," Blue said.
The JV team earned a 13-5 win.
"Luc Jambon continues his assault on the opponent's net with his hard shooting," Blue said. "Matt Restifo had some nice offensive plays as well."
Hudson was scheduled to host Medina May 9. Results were not available at press time.
The Explorers are set to visit University May 13 in Hunting Valley. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.