Jordan-Elbridge’s boys lacrosse team had its most successful stretch of the season, winning four times in six days to nail down a Section III Class C playoff berth - and by the time the week was done, the girls Eagles also had a signature win in the books.
It all started for the boys Eagles with last Monday night’s game against Bishop Ludden, where a hot start led to a 15-2 romp by the boys Eagles over the Gaelic Knights.
Ludden never got settled as J-E, in the first quarter, roared out to a 10-0 lead. Given that, it could afford to ease up the rest of the night, only extending the margin to 12-0 by halftime and using most of its bench during a second-half running clock.
Gale Thorpe scored five times, adding a pair of assists. Alex Town had three goals, while Matt Somes had two goals and two assists.
Zach Wagner and Logan Schwarting also scored twice, with Aurie Schwarting notching a goal and two assists. Sam Robles contributed an assist. For Ludden, Cameron Bennett earned one goal and assisted on the other, by Mark Shattuck.
Less than 24 hours later, the Eagles won again, climbing to the .500 mark (5-5) as it went to Clinton and held off the Warriors 11-9.
They played on even terms throughout a 6-6 first half, but J-E outscored Clinton 3-1 in the third quarter to move in front and stayed there, led again by Thorpe, who finished with four goals and one assist.
Aurie Schwarting had two goals and two assists, while Sam Robles also found the net twice. Wagner, Somes and Logan Schwarting had the other goals, with Noland Michaels earning 10 saves in the net. Gavin Gleasman carried Clinton’s attack as he got six goals and added an assist.