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Boys lacrosse gets past Shaker

Staff Report Published: April 12, 2017 12:00 AM
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The Hudson boys lacrosse team rebounded from its first loss of the season with a 10-7 victory over host Shaker Heights April 8 at Russell Rupp Stadium.

The Explorers (6-1) led 5-1 early in the game. Anthony Rightnour led Hudson with five goals and Max Cole finished with five assists.

Cole Miller contributed two goals and Merrick Widdoes, Brady Ludewig and Kevin Callahan added a goal apiece for the Explorers.

Enrique Rodriguez, Angelo Donatelli and Blake Lori each had one assist for Hudson, which had a 45-27 advantage in shots and a 30-16 edge in ground balls.

Explorers' goalie Stroud Corr finished with nine saves. Hudson also won 14-of-20 face-offs and finished with just 12 turnovers. Shaker lost the ball 17 times.

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The Explorers posted a 13-1 win in the junior varsity game.

Hudson suffered its first defeat of the season after falling to Everest (Ontario, Canada) Academy 14-9 April 6 at Hudson Memorial Stadium.

Everest (1-1) led 7-4 at halftime and 11-6 at the end of three quarters.

"Our visiting friends from Canada showed why they have the slickest stick skills around," Explorers head coach David Blue said. "Lots of ball movement, hidden-ball plays, flip passes and offensive execution led the way to the Everest Academy victory."

Cole scored twice and had one assist for Hudson and Lori had two goals.

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Rightnour and Donatelli each had one goal and one assist and Patrick Burdett, Miller and Ludewig each scored once for the Explorers.

"Our offense didn't fire it up on all cylinders," Blue said. "We had missed opportunities, dropped passes and turnovers."

Corr finished with 13 saves. Everest, which got a came-high eight goals from Corson Kealey, outshot Hudson 36-33. Both teams had 28 ground balls.

"Defensively, we struggled with the Canadian-style players who ran back cuts and give-and-go-plays and they finished their scoring chances," Blue said.

The Explorers won a season-best 15-of-18 face-offs and committed 16 turnovers. Everest lost the ball 20 times.

Hudson is scheduled to visit Massillon Jackson April 12 at Robert Fife Stadium. Play is set to begin at 7 p.m.

The Explorers are scheduled to entertain Olentangy Liberty April 14 at 7 p.m.

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