Close win for Wolves

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE
Clarkston News Sports Writer
The Wolves scored two goals in the last minute of their game at Grosse Pointe North on March 26.
The goals boosted the Clarkston Boys Varsity Lacrosse team to their first win with a 10-9 score over their hosts.
“It was good,” said Brian Kaminskas, head coach. “They played hard. They played a team that certainly wasn’t going away at all during the game. They showed some good poise and did well.”
The Wolves finished the first quarter in the lead. Then, both teams were tied at the end of the first half with five goals each. They both scored three goals in the third quarter ending with another tie.
Sophomore Sam Lightfoot scored three goals during the game. Junior Dylan Raleigh scored two goals and had two assists. Seniors Eric Csizmadia and Drew Vandenberg each had two goals and one assist and senior Matt Atchison had one goal.
Senior goalie Jake Line had 12 saves during the night. Sophomore Jack Gurn won 10 face offs.
“Jack did an unbelievable job with face offs,” Kaminskas said. “They all played well. It was a very good team – a little chippy, a little bit of fun.”
He added the season opener loss against Okemos helped as a wake up call before the boys went against Grosse Pointe North.
“I think as any early team you walk in with a lot of confidence, but your eyes aren’t necessarily wide open,” Kaminskas said. “When you take a look at what we did against Okemos, which was good, just not good enough. Then, you go play a team like Grosse Pointe North which is very athletic, very good and very well coached. We were prepared a little better for it.”
The Wolves are on spring break this week and in Florida.
“It is a lot of opportunity for bonding, learning about each other,” Kaminskas said about the annual trip. “We will do double sessions all week. We are doing skill work and schematic work. We end up doubling up practices. We tend to come out better.”
The boys come back from break with a home opener against Troy on April 11. JV plays at 5:30 p.m., varsity follows.
They head to Canada to play Upper Canada College and St. Michael Catholic School. They play Upper Canada College at University of Toronto on April 13. JV plays at 10:45 a.m. and varsity follows.
They play at St. Michael Catholic School on April 14. Varsity plays at 10:30 a.m., JV follows.