Outlaws lacrosse squad posts big win
Last updated 4/19/2022 at Noon
The Outlaws continued to dominate play this past week with a 12-3 win at home on Friday, April 15, over Corvallis. Earlier in the week the Outlaws had to cancel their game at Sprague in Salem due to snowy roads over the pass, and then Saturday’s game against West Salem in Sisters was cancelled due to snow on the field.
Sisters jumped out quick and closed out the first quarter with a 7-0 lead. Gus Patton and Ricky Huffman both scored two goals, and Max Palanuk, Eli Johnson, and Wyatt Maffey added one goal each.
The Outlaws continued to control the ball in the second quarter. They tacked on three more goals, one each from Huffman, Maffey, and Palanuk. Palanuk’s behind-the-back shot into the net was a highlight and Sisters entered the half with a comfortable 10-0 lead.
Adam Maddox-Castle scored a goal in the third and Patton scored Sisters’ final goal in the fourth.
The Outlaws sutbstituted freely throughout the second half, and in the final quarter the younger players got lots of time on the field. Sisters went up 12-0, and according to the rules the clock went to running time to bring the game to a quicker finish.
Corvallis did get three goals late in the game against the Outlaws’ less experienced defense and goalie, but Patton stated it was worth getting the younger players time on the field.
Sisters did an outstanding job of working as a team and nine of their 12 goals came off great assists, led by Maddox-Castle who recorded three. Huffman led the team with seven ground balls and Tanner Pease recorded 10 face-off wins. Patton and Huffman both finished the game with a hat trick.
As a team the Outlaws got 29 ground balls compared to Corvallis, who had 23. Sisters also outshot the Spartans 54-18.
Patton said, “It was good to have most of our team healthy and available for the game with just five out of 29 out sick or injured. On the other hand, Corvallis was a little short handed, with seven of their 23 total players out for one reason or another.”
Sisters was scheduled to play at Bend on Tuesday, April 19. They will travel to West Albany on Saturday, April 22. The Outlaws are currently 1-1 in league and 4-3 overall.