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M-A boys lacrosse battled the Menlo High School Nights at Coach Park’s field on Thursday, March 24 in their first Peninsula Athletic League (PAL) game of 2016. In a well fought match the Knights ultimately defeating the Bears 6-7.

Less than 45 seconds into the game, M-A senior Jack Maxwell fired in a shot past Menlo’s goalie to give the Bears a 1-0 advantage. The Bears’ tough defense prevented Menlo from answering until two minutes remained in the quarter. Menlo scored back to back goals to lead the game 1-3 at the end of the first quarter.

Menlo continued its momentum, scoring 34 seconds into the second quarter. Senior Robert Lane answered the Knights two minutes later, scoring for the Bears, 2-4. M-A’s head coach, Steven Kryger, called a timeout with 6:15 minutes left in the half. M-A freshman Jack Hansen made a goal for the Bears to conclude the half 3-4 Menlo.

In the second half, both teams controlled the ball equally. M-A junior Jack Wolfe scored for the Bears with 34 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to tie the game 4-4.

Menlo came out aggressively in the fourth quarter, scoring twice in two and half minutes, earning a 4-6 lead. M-A junior Devon Dundas and Hansen scored for the Bears back-to-back to tie the game 6-6. The Knights called a timeout to regroup after Hansen’s goal with 5:12 minutesto play. With 1:41 minutes to go, Menlo scored their final goal to go ahead 6-7 with 1:01 minutes left. The Bears were unable to answer the Knights, falling 6-7.

Lane concluded, “We played great, but our shots just weren’t falling.” The Bears host Woodside High School next Wednesday, March 30, at 7:00 p.m. Be sure to support M-A lacrosse as they gear up for another successful season.

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