Lacrosse readying for regional playoff run

By Wendi Reardon Price
Clarkston News Sports Writer
Grosse Pointe South jumped to a 3-point lead in the Clarkston Boys Varsity Lacrosse team’s final game of the regular season, May 17.
The Wolves caught up by the end of the first half and finished the game with a 13-6 win, ending the regular season 17-1.
“They played well,” said Brian Kaminskas, head coach. “They started to click a little more. A little slow to start but that’s going to happen when you have Senior Night going on. Once they settled in and started playing, they played very well.”

Tyler Cray led with seven points. Photo: Wendi Reardon Price

Tyley Cray led the Wolves for the night with four goals and three assists. Evan McClorey had three goals and one assist. Ryan Phyle had two goals and two assists. Ellis York had two goals and one assist. Ryan Berry and Rayce Septer each scored one goal. Davis York and Michael Ferman each had one assist.
Karl Wandrie made eight saves in the net and the Wolves made 35 shots for the night.
Clarkston posted their lone loss against Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central on May 14, 16-3.
Kaminskas shared it helped prepare the team for playoffs.
“I think we are one of those top teams in the state. But being at that level sometimes it’s tough to find that competition week in and out,” he said. “I think it was good. It was a self check. Eventually you have to play that level of ball. You have to be prepared to do it every time. “
He added the playoffs for Division 1 Regional 5 looks good and their schedule helped get them ready.
“I think the guys will show up and take care of business,” Kaminskas said, added they will likely be in the regional final again.
Utica Ford forfeited the second round of regionals the Wolves were set to play on Saturday, May 21
Clarkston plays the regional semifinal game on Wednesday, May 25, 4 p.m. The regional final is May 31 at 7 p.m. Both games are at Troy Athens.

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