Youth lacrosse: Knights U13 squad edged by Rebels

By May 11, 2011

The Davis Knights, a U13 boys lacrosse team, fell to the Chico Rebels, 8-7, last weekend.

After three quick Chico goals, Sion Gellen won the face-off and scored the first point for Davis. After two more Chico scores, Liam Condon met the net for the Knights’ second goal.

Gion then scored again, off an assist by Joe Blakewell, followed by another by Justin Reno.

In the second half, Condon and Rowan Hart led Davis in ground balls, with help from Tristan Cotter, Paul Buhlman and Hunter Harris.

The Knights scored three times in the fourth quarter to nearly catch Chico. First, Gellen put in his second goal, then Buhlman used a nice pass to set up Hart. Later, Reno provided the assist on a Garret Spanglet goal late in the game, but that was as close as Davis would come.

Knights U11 Grey

The Davis Knights Grey, a U11 boys team, played three good games in Stockton last weekend but could not come home with a win.

In their first game, the Knights played a close one against the Fair Oaks White Stallions, falling 5-4. Davis next played the Fair Oaks Black Stallions tough before losing 5-2 and then dropped an 8-4 match to the El Dorado Hills Trojans.

Jordan Murga paced the Knights with five goals on the day, while Evan Recanzone and Ayush Malik had two apiece and Kyle Difuntorum added one. Joey Murga, Jordan Murga, Recanzone, Braedon Noonan and  Carson Zenner each had assists.

Malik excelled in goal with 11 saves, while Joey Murga had five. Recanzone blocked three balls with Zane Martin and Cole Skoog deflecting two apiece.

Sean Smith was strong on defense with perfect clears and picked up several turnovers and ground balls. Alex Wold came up with numerous ground balls and made multiple stops on defense for the locals.

Knights U11 Navy

The Davis Knights Navy, a U11 boys team, competed at the Stockton Jamboree on Saturday, making it all the way to the championship match.

In their first game, the Knights tied the Stockton Spartans, 4-4. Devosia Harper saved the game by taking a last-second a shot to the ribs to prevent a loss.

Davis beat the El Dorado Hills Trojans, 9-5, in Game 2, but fell to the Pleasant Hill Falcons, 6-5, in the title game. Nate Soeth had seven goals in the two games, Wade Matern had five and Brad Kishaba posted four. Justin Qvistgaard and Harper each scored once for the Knights.

Will Johnson was stellar for the locals in his goaltending debut and Owen Musgrove, Evan Mack and Soeth all had numerous saves as well. Carson Cotter was integral to the team’s ball control game and Matt Ceppos made the X-man position his own.

Enterprise staff

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