Boys Lacrosse Uses 2nd Half Run to Top Mooney
Louisville 9, Cardinal Mooney 4
The Louisville Leopards Boys Lacrosse Team used a 5-0 second half run to blow past the host Cardinal Mooney Cardinals 9-4 in the Second Round of the DII OHSLA Tournament Thursday Evening. With the victory, Louisville improves to 5-6 on the season.
The game remained scoreless over the first 8:56 of play. Then the Leopards erupted for 3 goals in a span of 86 seconds to take a 3-0 lead at the end of the first. Davide scored off a pass from Holland, Holland scored off a pass from Davide, and then Holland jumped to score over the top of the Cardinals goalie.
Louisville would fail to score again for nearly two full quarters of play, Mooney took advantage by knotting the game up with 3 straight scores.
However, the Leopards would explode again at the end of the third quarter for a trifecta of goals over the final 1:54 of the period. Mark Soehnlen and Sean McKinney each scored unassisted goals to snatch the lead back for Louisville. Davide would also score with 6 seconds left in the period off another assist from Holland.
The pair would again connect in reverse to set the tone early on in the fourth quarter. Nate Hostetler capped off the string of five straight Leopards goals by finding the net via an assist from Holland. The Cardinals would tack on another goal only to be matched by Davide’s third score in the final minutes. Atticus Forbes provided the assist on the play.
On defense, Jared Davis finished with 9 saves in goal for Louisville. Hostetler and Patrick McCarthy both finished with a team-high 6 ground balls. Kohlten Bryan also picked up 5 ground balls.
With the win, the Leopards are 2-0 against the Cardinals all-time. Cardinal Mooney drops to 6-8 on the season. Louisville advances to play at top seeded Chagrin Falls Saturday Afternoon.
UP NEXT: The Leopards will next travel to Chagrin Falls to face the top seeded Tigers in the DII OHSLA Northeast Regional Quarterfinals on Saturday, May 21 at 1:00 PM.
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LEOPARDS 9, CARDINALS 4
Cardinal Mooney 0-2-1-1–04
Louisville – Jared Holland | LHS 3, CMHS 0, 1:38
Mooney – #27 (#2) | LHS 3, CMHS 1, 5:13
Mooney – #27 (#2) | LHS 3, CMHS 2, 4:38
Mooney – #2 | LHS 3, CMHS 3, 8:42
Louisville – Mark Soehnlen | LHS 4, CMHS 3, 1:54
Louisville – Sean McKinney | LHS 5, CMHS 3, 1:11
Louisville – Nate Hostetler (Jared Holland) | LHS 8, CMHS 3, 9:36
Mooney – #21 (#11) | LHS 8, CMHS 4, 8:54
Louisville – Matt Davide (Atticus Forbes) | LHS 9, CMHS 4, 2:05
Records: Louisville 5-6, Cardinal Mooney 6-8