Wednesday, March 4, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

LAX Terra Linda defense leads to an easy DHS win

0326BoysLAX2w

DHS' Griffin McNamara makes an athletic move on Tuesday in the Blue Devils' 17-3 victory over Terra Linda at Brown Stadium. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

By
From page B1 | March 26, 2014 |

The Denver Broncos were in the Super Bowl longer than Terra Linda was in Tuesday’s boy’s lacrosse game at Brown Stadium.

Seven different players score for Davis High in a resounding 17-3 victory, which came on a field that was still damp from intermittent showers throughout the day.

“We came out with fire, we came out with intensity which we have to do,” Blue Devil coach Nick Juri said after his team improved to 6-2. “That was kind of the message at the end. We need to come out with that kind of fire, that kind of intensity, that kind of focus against every team that we play. The guys played with confidence (Tuesday).”

DHS started out quickly, scoring three goals in the first five minutes, and dominating the possession battle so thoroughly that the Trojans (0-5) didn’t register their first shot of the match until more than halfway through the first quarter.

The Devils took their time when they had the ball, waiting for good opportunities to present themselves before shooting. Three such opportunities occurred in a flurry of highlight-reel goals in the second quarter.

First, Daniel Rowen found Kevin Willefert at the back post with a cross-field pass. Though the feed was high, Willefert was able to catch the ball at full extension with just one hand on his stick.

The Davis attacker then took one step and rifled a submarine shot into the back of the net, drawing oohs and aahs from a crowd of about 50.

About a minute later, Jed Arvin dropped his shoulder and cut sharply to the left so fast that his defender tripped and fell over.

Arvin then slung a pass over to Griffin McNamara, who was able to easily finish his second of three goals on the night.

Shortly after that, Arvin left another defender in the dust and hit Willefert at the back post. But instead of shooting, Willefert dished the ball to McNamara, who one-timed it into the back of the net to give the Blue Devils a 9-0 lead heading into halftime.

“The philosophy is dodge on them,” Juri said of his team’s affinity for passing, patience and unselfishness. “Make them react. Move the ball and then attack again. What we want to do is we want to keep the ball moving as fast as we can and strike from anywhere and take advantage of whatever the defense gives us. It only takes one guy to make a split-second late decision.”

Though Terra Linda came out and scored the first two goals of the second half — in two minutes on its first two shots — Rowen responded quickly with a coast-to-coast run that ended with his first of two goals on the night.

“He came to play (Tuesday),” Juri said of Rowen. “The guys fed off his energy.”

That goal effectively clinched the game and DHS began subbing players in to try and get everyone playing time. Even with the liberal substitutions, the Devils still managed to score seven more goals.

Notes: Davis outshot the Trojans 39-13. … Ryan Amesbury led the locals with four goals on the night while McNamara and Mark Bruemmer each recorded hat tricks. Isaiah West, Rowen and Willefert had two goals apiece and Logan Davis contributed one. … The Blue Devils began the game with Connor Spann in goal, but inserted Ryan Mack for the final period, which was played with a running clock because DHS was leading by 12 or more goals.

— Reach Evan Ream at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @EvanReam

Comments

comments

Evan Ream

Evan Ream graduated with a B.A. in journalism from Southern Oregon in Ashland, Ore. He loves soccer more than any person rationally should. "Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that." - Bill Shankly
  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    Davisite competing for breast cancer ‘Survivor of the Year’

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Cool musicians, hot jazz at Coconut Grove fundraiser

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Guilty verdict in child abduction case

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1

     
    Moore featured at two climate talks this week

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Talk breast cancer with oncologic surgeon

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    DPNS offers open house Saturday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Public input sought Monday on Northstar Pond

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3 | Gallery

    Veggie gardening, composting are workshop topics

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Documentary on immigration issues will be screened

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

    Visiting prof will discuss Armenian genocide

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Holmes plans open house Thursday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Nominees sought for Bill Streng Business Award

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Museum brick sales to end this month

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Prostate cancer group looks at massage

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

     
    Closing education gap will lift economy, a study finds

    By New York Times News Service | From Page: A4 | Gallery

    Applications due for Rotary’s leadership camp

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Project Linus meets March 11

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Breakfast with the Bunny tickets on sale now

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5 | Gallery

     
    .

    Forum

    It was music to our ears

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

     
    Thanks for pet drive support

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

    Story was an ad for NRA

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

     
    Athletes just want time to do their homework

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

    Let’s not delete Giovanni Barovetto from Davis history

    By Rich Rifkin | From Page: A6 | Gallery

     
    Low-flow toilets in our parks?

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

    .

    Sports

    DHS girls lacrosse coach likes her 2015 squad

    By Dylan Lee | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Hawkins enters the home stretch of brilliant UCD career

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Blue Devils girls stay undefeated ahead of league opener

    By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Sports briefs: Blue Devils drop softball opener

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3

    Cousins returns to lift Kings in New York

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3 | Gallery

     
    San Jose crushes Canucks behind Nieto

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

     
    .

    Features

    Ringing in the Year of the Sheep with dim sum

    By Ann Evans | From Page: A8 | Gallery

     
    .

    Arts

     
    French-Algerian guitarist weaves acoustic spells at The Palms on Friday March 6

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7 | Gallery

    California Honeydrops drop in for ‘Down Home’ tour

    By Landon Christensen | From Page: A7 | Gallery

     
    .

    Business

    .

    Obituaries

    Merna Petersen

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    .

    Comics

    Comics: Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    By Creator | From Page: B6