May 9th – TCIS Tournament Finals – Boys Lacrosse- CHC 9, Norfolk Academy 12


Boys Lacrosse- CHC 9, Norfolk Academy 12

The Dolphins and Bulldogs met at Norfolk Christian for the TCIS Tournament Finals on Thursday night. After the Dolphins held onto the lead for the majority of the night, it was the Bulldogs pulling out the Championship victory over Cape Henry. Norfolk Academy struck for two goals within the first five minutes to kick off the competition. Colin Sharp answered with five minutes remaining in the first quarter to cut the Bulldog lead to one, 2-1. Less than two minutes later, William Dickie tied the game, 2-2, with a shot past the Bulldog goalie. With two minutes remaining in the quarter, the Dolphins took the first lead of the night as Chris Jaycox scored his first of the afternoon. Gavin Dooren closed out the first quarter with his first of the night to give the Dolphins a 4-2 lead heading into the second quarter. The Bulldogs and Dolphins traded goals to open the second, bringing the score to 5-4 after Jack Kainer found the back of the net. From here, the Dolphins continued to extend the lead, racing out to a three-goal lead at the half. With the teams returning to the turf for the second half, Cape Henry commanded a 7-4 lead. Nearly five minutes into the third quarter, it was the Dolphins again finding the back of the net as Aidan Rosenblum increased the lead to 8-4. The Bulldogs connected for back-to-back goals to close out the third quarter, bringing the score to 8-6 with 12 minutes left to play. The Bulldogs won the draw to open the fourth quarter and quickly scored to reduce the lead further. Throughout the next five minutes, the Bulldogs scored five unanswered goals to bring the score to 8-11 in favor of Academy. Jack Kainer broke the scoring drought with nearly six minutes remaining, but the Dolphins, plagued by turnovers, dropped the contest 9-12. Jack Kainer and Gavin Dooren led the offense with two goals apiece, as William Dickie, Colin Sharp, Konrad Keenan, Aidan Rosenblum, Eli Altmeyer, and Chris Jaycox rounded out the attack with one each. Parker Tanner-Vigil performed admirably in the cage, accounting for 17 saves throughout the night. The Dolphins are back in action for the Division I State Tournament, taking on STAB on Saturday.