Two more wins into post season

Clarkston News Sports Writer
The Wolves added two more wins to the season as they get ready for the post-season beginning next week.
“They are playing well,” said Clarkston Boys Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach Brian Kaminskas. “We are starting to come together. They fought hard and did a nice job.”
The boys defeated Solon in Ohio on Saturday, 9-7 with the leading scorers including Keelan McKouen, Ian Phillips and Nick Bowman.
“The game was good,” said Kaminskas. “It was well played. We traded the lead two or three times at least. The guys kept working and pushing. The ball bounced our way a few more times and we took advantage of it.”
The Wolves defeated Rochester Adams in their last home game of the regular season, 14-3.
Keaton Mitchell opened the game with the first goal and assisted on the second goal with a pass to teammate Nick Bowman.
The Highlanders tied the score at two points before Sheldon Bourdeau broke the tie with the Wolves third goal, less than three minutes into the second quarter.
The lead continued to build from there as the Wolves kept Adams to only one more goal and had a scoring boost in the final quarter with five goals.
Phillips led the team with five goals. Mitchell scored three and had three assists while Bowman had five assists. Liam Stickle scored two goals. Bourdeau, McKouen, Tommy Atchison and Brent Farrugia scored one goal each.
He added overall the team is getting deeper which is helping especially at the end of the season.
“A shoutout to the younger and the newer players on the team,” Kaminskas said. “We are starting to see a lot of depth and versatility which comes because of those guys.
The Wolves played their last game of the regular season on Tuesday against Detroit Country Day.
“Country Day is a good team and a good program,” said Kaminskas. “We like to play those types of games this time of year to set up for the playoffs. It should be challenging. I think the boys are up for it. They would like to make a better statement with the game than we did last year. They are focused which is a good thing.”
He added the closer the team gets to the final game, the harder the competition .
The boys will play Detroit Catholic Central on Friday in a scrimmage to help the boys prepare for their first round of playoffs.
“They are ranked second in the state and we have a nice relationship with them,” Kaminskas said. “It’s good to go up against someone different. It’s a chance without pressure to get more work done.”
The Wolves play the first round of the MHSAA Regionals next Wednesday at home, 6 p.m.

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