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Outlaws fall to big lacrosse squads

The boys lacrosse squad lost both their games this past week — both to schools much larger than Sisters. The Outlaws were defeated 18-1 at Mountain View (6A) on Wednesday, April 21, and two days later they lost 10-4 on the road at West Albany (5A).

Tuesday’s game against Mountain View was a rough one, and at halftime the Outlaws trailed by 10 at 1-11. Adam Maddox-Castle had Sisters’ only goal, which came in the second quarter. Wyatt Maffey led the teams with six ground balls.

Mountain View has skilled and big physical players, and the Outlaws were rattled early, but kept at it and improved as the game went on.

Patton said, “When the only local competition in lacrosse is the larger schools, it can be a tough match-up for a small school like Sisters. All we can do is get back to play the next day and try to get better.”

On Friday at West Albany the Outlaws jumped out with a 3-2 lead at the close of the first quarter, but at the half the Bulldogs had gone up by one 4-3. The Bulldogs scored six goals in the second half, while the Outlaws only scored one.

Connor Martin had a good all-around game for the Outlaws and finished with one goal, one assist, and three ground balls. Riley Sellers scored one goal and had five ground balls. Gavin Christian scored a goal for the Outlaws and Nathaniel Alvarez tallied five ground balls. Clayton Craig recorded eight goalie saves.

Patton said, “We played our best half of the season in the first half of the game, both offensively and defensively. We won the ground ball battle 31-19, but our struggle to possess the ball due to unforced turnovers counter-balanced that positive with a negative.

“Our good play and competitiveness was made possible by a roster that was as close to full strength as it’s been all year,” added Patton. “Every player that was dressed down got to play and improved in doing so.”

Sisters was scheduled to play at home against Bend on Tuesday, April 27, but the game had to be rescheduled to May 5, due to a COVID case on the Bend squad. The Outlaws will host Sprague on Friday, April 30.


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