By Christina Alexander
Let's just say that the rams of Jamesville-Dewitt were prepared for their opponent in undefeated Carthage Monday afternoon at Lyndon Fields, as it gave the Comets its first blemish of the season with a 15-4 victory.
Throughout the first quarter, the Red Rams dominated both on the offensive and defensive side of the ball, erupting for six unanswered goals before a rebound put back from Carthage's, Trent Ames with 26.9 seconds left.
And even when that happened, J-D would get the ensuing draw and would waste no time, putting a quick shot on goal, crediting attacker John Clark with the unassisted goal with 4.5 seconds left in the period.
Ill-advised errors and careless passes would be Carthage's weak bone, with J-D's Mike Centra capitalizing on the ninth goal of the game at 4:20.
The Rams' defense was a story in itself. Led by Brian Karalunas, J-D's defensive unit allowed just two goals the first half, going in with a 10-2 lead. Carthage's second goal of the game would come by long stick defender, Dave Gallagher with 5.7 seconds remaining.
Coming out in the third period, the Comets would try to rally, as Ben Koster scored 30 seconds into the half. It seemed as though Carthage would show a glimmer of hope, clamping down on defense, even making J-D call a time out for composure.
However, that wasn't the case. The Rams would find the back of the net on a goal from Christian Daly, assisted by Jim Marshall. Moments later, it was Marshall who scored at 2:39, and the rout was back on.
Marshall had a tremendous day on the field, leading all scorers with four goals and four assists while Edwards had four goals and one assist.
Daly also pulled the ranks, helping the rams out with three goals and one assist. Centra chipped in with two goals as Clark and Tom Grover got a goal apiece. Clark also had an assist, along with Jacob Bratek.