On March 28, a rivalry driven crowd gathered at Axselle stadium to watch the Godwin boy’s lacrosse team take on county foes Deep Run.

It was a close game, with both teams trading goals often.

Deep Run started the game fast by scoring two goals, but Godwin managed to score a goal before the quarter ended.

In the second quarter the Eagles got off to a hot start, scoring three goals compared to Deep Run’s one to tie the game 4-4 at halftime.

Godwin kept the solid play going into the third quarter scoring four goals compared to Deep Run’s two.

In the fourth quarter Godwin scored two goals, but Deep Run got on a hot streak and scored five times at the end.

Deep Run also won the last faceoff allowing them to run out the clock securing the win, 11-10.

Godwin’s scoring was led by the seniors.  With Keaghan Bartley scoring four, Hunter Ball with three, and Chris Duff with one. Sophomore Aubin Irigaray, and freshman Patrick Haley both chipped in one goal each.

“Both teams played a great game. We had a few mistakes that ended up costing us in the fourth quarter, but it is still early in the season and we can make adjustments,” said Bartley.

Ball, Duff, and freshman Taylor Meritt each had two assists, and senior Mitchell Beebe had one.

Godwin’s goalie, senior Stephen Hayes, had thirteen saves.

Godwin defeated Hermitage 18-7 on March 31.

Their next game is April 4 at Freeman.

“It was Deep Run at home, which was a game that means a lot to all of us, especially the seniors and then to see the student section that came to support us was something truly special, and motivated us,” said Ball.

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