Lacrosse continues undefeated winning streak over Romeo, St. Andrews

By Wendi Reardon Price
Clarkston News Sports Writer
Clarkston Boys Varsity Lacrosse got the ball rolling in their Game for Hope contest against Romeo on Saturday with their first goal 49 seconds into the game from Evan McClorey.
Ryan Martindale was the next to score with 9:36 remaining in the first quarter with an assist from Ryan Phyle.
Less than a minute later, McClorey struck again with his second of six goals in the 13-6 win.
The Wolves finished the first quarter with a 6-3 lead after Phyle scored two goals and McClorey scored one.
“It was good,” said Brian Kaminskas, head coach. “It’s a big day for us. It’s a long day for us. The guys came out and they played. They just keep pounding it and doing well. It’s a good night.”
McClorey opened the second quarter with another goal with his shot to the top of the net 41 seconds in off an assist from Zaidan Green.
McClorey scored two more goals in the quarter while Phyle and Ellis York each had one goal before the first half closed, 11-3.

Ryan Phyle pushes against Romeo’s defense in the second half of the Wolves’ Game for Hope on Saturday. Photo : Wendi Reardon Price

Clarkston only scored two goals in the second half as Michael Ferman scored both for the Wolves.
“They threw a zone at us which was something we haven’t seen all year,” said Kaminskas.
“Our guys were a little slow to react. Credit to Romeo they have some nice guys who can shoot. It slowed the game down. We are pretty fast, loose and like to run up and down and that’s going to screw you up a little bit.”
Karl Wandrie had five saves for the 27 minutes and 51 seconds he was in the net. Danny Redmond also had five saves while he was in the net for 24 minutes and nine seconds.
McClorey led with six goals and one assist. Phyle had three goals and one assist. Green had three assists and Berry had two assists.
The Wolves defeated St. Andrews on Friday night, 13-6.
“It was good,” said Kaminskas. “The guys really came out they were moving fast. They were electric. It was fun to watch them play. They played very well.”
Wandrie had 11 saves in the net. Green scored four goals. McClorey had three goals and three assists. Phyle had three goals and one assist. York had two goals and one assist. Ryan Berry had one goal and one assist. Caden Ladd, Blake Berry, Dylan Denkert each had one assist.
Kaminskas added brothers Davis and Ellis York looked good against St. Andrews on Friday night and brothers, Blake and Ryan Berry, are playing terrific.
The Wolves (14-0) opened the week on Tuesday against Saline (10-4).
“It should be a good battle,” Kaminskas said. “They are right on our heels. They will be gunning for us. They will want to take us down before the seeding meeting. It should be a pretty interesting battle.”
Clarkston head to Warren De La Salle Collegiate (7-5) on Thursday. Varsity plays at 5 p.m., JV follows.
They head Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central (13-0) on Saturday. Varsity plays at 12 p.m., JV follows.
The Wolves are home against Grosse Pointe South on Tuesday, May 17 for Senior Night.
JV plays at 5:30 p.m., varsity follows.

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