The Davis Knights’ U15 boys lacrosse team defeated the Diablo Scorpions, 8-4, in Danville on Sunday.
Isaiah West led the scoring for Davis with five goals, while Jed Arvin, Emory Filmer and Yared Haile contributed one apiece. Setting up the offense, Sam Eaton had a game-high four assists and Jake Dickson, Ryan Mack and Josh Rix also played well.
The strong play of the Knights’ defense was led by Logan Anderson, Jake Guida, Brian Johnstone, Bryce Kroencke, Sachin Kumar, Matthew Rowan and Riley Swift. Bryant Murray was effective clearing the ball while Conner Amesbury, Johnstone and Haile had key interceptions. Goalie Wiley Wilson made five saves.
The Davis Knights U13 squad dropped its opening game on Saturday to the Granite Bay Grizzlies, 10-2, but bounced back in its second contest to beat Pleasant Grove, 3-2, in overtime.
Jack Beckman scored both of Davis’ goals in the first game, with assists from Ethan Iacono and Zachary Dante. Liam Condon led the defense, while Tom Thornton picked up nine loose balls. Keepers David Zingaro and Devon Kim combined for 10 saves.
The game against Pleasant Grove was played on a running clock due to the deteriorating weather conditions. Davis’ Aidan Mager scored the first goal of the game and, after the Eagles scored a pair, Thornton scored the equalizer off a Sion Gellen assist and the contest went into OT.
Condon won the face-off to start the extra period, and the Knights never let the ball leave the offensive zone after that. After several Davis shots on goal, Rowan Hart picked up a goalie-deflected shot and quickly scooped the ball into the net for the win.
Gellen, Condon, Joe Blakewell and Hunter Harris grabbed the most loose balls for the Knights, who fired off 25 shots on the goal. Thornton and Paul Buhlman had two takeaways each and Beckman claimed one. Goalie Mathew Blackwell also contributed with key saves in goal.
The Davis Knights Gray, a U11 team, toughed out the rain and wind, but lost 9-7 against the Elk Grove Gladiators last weekend.
Leading the Davis scoring was Jordan Murga (three points), Joey Murga (two), while Sean Smith and Kyle Difuntorum contributed one goal apiece. Wade Martern posted an assist.
Knights goalies Evan Recanzone and Ayush Malik were credited for eight saves in the game and the team also got strong efforts from Carson Zenner, Alex Wold and Zane Martin.