Lacrosse team ends season on a high note

The Boys Varsity Lacrosse team ended their season on a good note last week.
They defeated Bay City, 11-6, on Wednesday, and West Bloomfield on Friday, 7-6.
‘Bay City has a new program and obviously is experiencing their first-year growing pains,? said Coach Brian Edwards.
‘We didn’t want to underestimate them, instead we planned on going out there and playing them like they were the favorite to win. We played a solid four quarters.?
Goaltender Derrick Stinson kept Bay City out of the net and from catching up on the scoreboard.
‘He played outstanding,? said Edwards. ‘He saw the ball well and made the saves he was supposed to. His timely saves gave our offense the confidence they needed to patiently work our offense.?
The team lost sophomore defensemen Will Garrett to injury in a previous game, and the defense lines pulled up the strength to help out Stinson.
Seniors Brandon Miller and John Krug led the game by scoring three goals.
Friday night was a battle for the boys.
They went into half-time ahead, 5-2.
‘The game was a nail-biter,? said Edwards. ‘I think we squandered a lot of opportunities offensively by not putting more shots on net and defensively by not playing as aggressively as possible. Our offense was clicking. We made great passes, found the open man and drove to the net with confidence.?
Edwards noted three players were out for the game, short-handing the defense line and players were cautious about receiving penalties.
‘As a whole, I think the season could have been better,? said Edwards. ‘I don’t want to offer any excuses. Some will say we had terrible weather which forced some cancellations against teams we could have beaten. Those against teams we could have beaten. Those games could have sparked our team a little in the beginning of the season.?
For the second year program, they focused on the fundamentals and worked on getting those down.
‘We didn’t have the focus or intensity to match our opponents, and that’s something that falls on my shoulders,? said Edwards. ‘I’m going to spend the summer re-thinking my approach.?
The boys ended their season with an overall record 2-9.
Lacrosse players will have opportunities to hone their skills by attending lacrosse camps across the area.
Edwards encourages players interested in playing next season to attend a camp and learn the art of lacrosse.
Camp information can be found on the Oxford Wildcats Lacrosse teams? website at