Early, late scoring flurries carry Benjamin past Jupiter in lacrosse


A quick start, and a fast finish carried Benjamin to a 10-5 victory against Jupiter Thursday night in a boys lacrosse match at Jupiter Community Park.

Peter Reed scored three goals to lead the Bucs (10-2), who dominated in the first and fourth quarters to earn the win.

“We came out here and tried to just be really fundamental and execute,” Benjamin coach Shane Rye said. “I don’t care how fancy they are. The best players start working on fundamentals, and they just get faster every year.”

The Bucs showed plenty of speed in a dominant first quarter.

After spotting the Warriors a 1-0 lead, Benjamin stormed back to score five unanswered goals – two from Reed and one each from Blake Erdmann, Griffin Bowie and Chase Farriss – to go ahead 5-1 at the end of the first quarter.

Jupiter’s scoring drought continued in the second quarter, as the Warriors (12-3) were held scoreless against a stiff Bucs’ defense.

“Our kids just started to play,” Rye said of Benjamin’s defenders. “We’ve got a really good collection of kids that when they play systemically, they’re really good. We’re just pounding them every day.”

The only goal scored in the quarter came from Benjamin midfielder Ryan Kelly.

Kelly’s score gave the Bucs a 6-1 lead, which they held until halftime.

The Warriors finally got their offense going to start the second half, netting a pair of goals less than a minute apart in the third quarter to pull within 6-3.

Tanner Gabriel scored again for the Warriors before the quarter ended, and a Chris Radice goal early in the fourth quarter cut the Bucs’ lead to 6-5.

But Benjamin pulled away from there, scoring the final four goals to seal the win.

Kelly and Bowie each scored a pair of goals for the Bucs, while Radice had two goals for Jupiter.

BASEBALL

Benjamin 13, Jupiter Chrisitan 0: Jack Mccluskey went 2-3 with a home run and a double while Aaron Steinhart went 3-3 with a home run as the Buccaneers shut out the Eagles in Jupiter.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

GSA rallies to beat Pilot, earn berth in Ylvisaker Cup semifinals

In an emotionally-charged final two chukkers, GSA rallied to knock off Pilot, 10-9, Sunday in the Ylvisaker Cup at International Polo Club Palm Beach. GSA, the surprise of the 13-team tournament, will join Colorado, Tonkawa and Valiente in Wednesday’s semifinals. GSA plays Colorado at 3 p.m. after Tonkawa meets Valiente at noon. The winner advances...
Joel Embiid impresses in first NBA All-Star appearance
Joel Embiid impresses in first NBA All-Star appearance

In just his second healthy year in the NBA, Joel Embiid is an NBA All-Star. A budding superstar for the Philadelphia 76ers, Embiid was previously selected as a starter for the 2018 NBA All-Star game, where he represented ‘Team Stephen,’ and did did so in impressive fashion. After quickly reaching double figures...
Heat guard Goran Dragic scores two points as part of winning Team LeBron in his All-Star game debut
Heat guard Goran Dragic scores two points as part of winning Team LeBron in his All-Star game debut

Heat guard Goran Dragic scored two points and had four rebounds in his first All-Star game. (photo NBA) LOS ANGELES – Goran Dragic did not take long to break into the All-Star game scoring column on Sunday. Just more than a minute after entering the game for Team LeBron, Dragic made a 17-foot jumper for his first points as an All-Star. ...
OLB Jahmar Brown praises Miami coordinator Manny Diaz after unofficial visit
OLB Jahmar Brown praises Miami coordinator Manny Diaz after unofficial visit

MIAMI — Jahmar Brown got to do a lot during his Saturday in Coral Gables, Fla. The unranked outside linebacker from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., got to tour the Miami campus and watch a men’s basketball game at the Watsco Center. Mostly, though, he got to watch a lot of film. When the...
Kentucky 4-star S commit Keontra Smith: Miami offer is ‘game-changer’
Kentucky 4-star S commit Keontra Smith: Miami offer is ‘game-changer’

MIAMI — Keontra Smith waited patiently while his childhood team scouted him from nearby. The 4-star safety grew up rooting for Miami, but until Friday the chance to play for the Hurricanes sat slightly out of reach. Miami finally came through this weekend. Two days before Smith took the field for The Opening Miami regional...
More Stories