• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports Editor

WCHS boys' lacrosse wins third straight


WCHS SENIOR TREVOR WELCH battles an Elizabethtown midfielder in the Jackets’ win on Friday, April 20 at Community Stadium. (Photo by Bill Caine)

The Woodford County High School boys' lacrosse team won their third straight game, shutting out Atherton High School 14-0 on Saturday, April 21. WCHS senior Brody McCoun scored five goals and added four assists to lead the Jackets. WCHS senior Trevor Welch added a hit trick and senior goal keeper Chance Burnett did not allow a goal on five shots.

WCHS senior Ben Dawson was a perfect 13 for 13 on faceoffs.

Elizabethtown

The Woodford County High School boys' lacrosse team won 9-8 in an overtime thriller over Elizabethtown on Friday, April 20. WCHS freshman Anakin Wethington scored the game-winning goal.

“That was the best feeling in my life to this point,” said Wethington of his overtime goal. “I made a solid hitch move and got a clean shot on goal and man, it felt great. I've been out for a while, so to be able to get back out here and contribute like this makes it feel even more special.”

Collins

The WCHS boys' lacrosse team defeated Collins 12-7 on Wednesday, April 18 at Community Stadium. With the score tied 2-2 at the end of the first quarter, the Jackets rallied and took a 6-3 lead into halftime. Woodford outscored Collins 6-4 in the second half to secure the win.

The Jackets were led in scoring by McCoun and sophomore Blake Owsley who each had a hat-trick and an assist. The Jackets were led in fielding by junior Everett Thompson who had 11 ground balls, four takeaways and one interception.

WCHS senior Ben Dawson was 13 for 16 in face-offs and freshman Bryan Birch stopped seven shots in net. The Jackets had a total of 16 penalties called against them with sophomore Trevor Evans sent to the box three times.

“We have had plenty of fight in us lately and I think it is translating into wins,” said WCHS Coach Jeff Faulkner. “We won't tuck our tails when things go wrong. We aren't quitting and we're going blow to blow with our opponents every minute. We have momentum right now, and I feel like they are gaining confidence. We know what we can be and look at every game as a chance to improve.”

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