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DHS celebrates seniors with blowout boys lacrosse win

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DHS senior Aiden Delplanque (32) works against a Casa Roble defender in the Blue Devils' 21-0 victory on Friday at Brown Stadium. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

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From page B1 | April 27, 2014 |

It was Senior Night for the Davis High boys lacrosse team on Friday night, and the team threw its graduating players quite a party.

The Blue Devils dominated every aspect of the contest — from start to finish — as they routed Casa Roble, 21-0, at Brown Stadium.

Before improving to 13-5 on the year, and 5-1 in Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference play, 12 seniors — Connal Hart, Spencer Zenner, Daniel Rowen, Kevin Willefert, Ryan Amesbury, Kian Reno, Mark Bruemmer, Logan Davis, Aidan Deplanque, Sam Gellen, Daniel Pardee and goalie Vikram Prathap — were honored in a ceremony that was lengthy but special.

“It was great to have the parents come out, and it was great to celebrate (the seniors),” DHS coach Nick Juri said after the game. “These guys have worked hard their entire time here.”

The celebrations continued once the match got underway as the Devils jumped all over the Rams early. Fittingly, it was a senior, Gellen, who started the scoring for the locals, as he slipped one past the Casa Roble goalie early in the first quarter.

Sophomore Jake Hammond quickly followed Gellen’s goal with one of his own, exhibiting a glimpse of what Davis has in the bullpen to replace the outgoing players. Goals from two seniors, Amesbury and Willefert, along with a score from junior Jed Arvin, closed out the opening quarter.

The second period was a Blue Devil scoring fusillade, as DHS rattled the cage 13 times. Most of the goals were quick hitters, as the Devils scored six times directly off of face-offs, and at one point, the locals scored three times in less than 30 seconds.

Almost a third of the second quarter scoring came off of the stick of junior Griffin McNamara, who had four goals in the 12-minute span and finished the game with five. Arvin, Amesbury and Rowen each had two goals in the period, while single tallies from Willefert, junior Sam Eaton and Bruemmer rounded out the scoring.

By the time the dust had cleared, Davis had an impressive 18-0 halftime lead.

“Everybody played well (Friday),” Juri said. “I think they were playing for each other. It was a really good team performance.”

The second half flew by in comparison to the hour-long first, thanks to the running clock and an altered Blue Devil strategy that resembled a basketball four corners offense.

DHS senior Logan Davis was the only player to score in the third quarter, while McNamara and Arvin both tallied in the fourth.

The Devil defense was practically impenetrable throughout the game, and the back line played a big role in the goal-scoring extravaganza, turning forced turnovers into breakaway goals. Goalies Prathap and Connor Spann rarely had to lift a finger, as Casa Roble was limited to three shot attempts on the night. All three were stifled by the local goalkeepers.

Davis now prepares for a Tuesday contest at Granite Bay. The Grizzlies have lost only one game all year, and sport a perfect 6-0 mark in SVLC play. With the Blue Devils coming in at 5-1, the winner of Tuesday’s clash will earn the regular season league championship and a top seed in the upcoming SVLC tournament.

— Reach Spencer Ault at [email protected]

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