F-M boys lax goes 3-0; girls struggle again

Hornets quickly recover from April 7 West Genny defeat

With the close April 7 defeat at West Genesee just behind them, the Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse team quickly jumped back into winning gear.

The Hornets, who picked up the no. 13 spot in the first state Class A rankings of the season, had 12 goals in the first quarter alone in last Tuesday’s game at Utica Proctor, which ended with a 25-0 shutout of the Raiders.

This allowed almost everyone on the F-M roster to get a chance to play, though Kevin Lux still managed five goals and two assists before exiting. Ryan DaRin added a three-goal hat trick, plus an assist.

Dan Cahill, Clay Arnold, Erik Keller and Tom Losecco each scored twice, with Cahill and Keller also managing two assists. Jimmy Krizman had a goal and three assists as Ryan Simmons, David Ondrich, Swyer Dew, Josh Pulver, Bob Hall and Scott Chase also scored. Chase got a pair of assists.

It was much the same back home on Thursday afternoon as F-M took out Rome Free Academy 18-4, racing to a 12-3 edge by halftime and again getting most of the roster involved.

Six different players – Lux, Cahill, Alex Ferrar, Ryan DaRin, Jimmy Krizman and Luke Krizman – scored two goals apiece. Simmons and Kroy Arnold each got a goal and two assists, with Dew adding one goal and one assist. Keller and Joe DeSantis scored, too, as Hajduk and Andrake picked up assists.

To wrap up a 3-0 week, the Hornets hosted Baldwinsville on Saturday, wasting little time taking control and earning a 15-6 victory over the Bees.

F-M already had a 6-1 edge by the end of the first quarter, and would continue to add to the margin the rest of the way, led by Lux, whose six goals matched B’ville all by himself.

Krizman scored twice, adding three assists, while Klay Arnold managed three goals and one assist. Cahill and Ondrich each had two assists as Simmons, Hajduk, Andrake and Dew got single goals.

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