Boys lacrosse: Defense carries Bears past Ponies

 

WHITE BEAR LAKE — Keeping Stillwater scoreless in the second half allowed White Bear Lake to pull away for a 15-3 Suburban East Conference boys’ lacrosse victory on Monday night.

It was the first loss of the season for the Ponies (3-1 SEC, 5-1), who entered the game not having scored fewer than 14 goals in a game all season. Stillwater was also allowing fewer than six goals per game prior to White Bear Lake’s outburst on Monday.

“Hats off to White Bear Lake,” Ponies coach Ryan Clark said. “They are a skilled team and they executed their game plan very well.”

Sam Sagissor scored all three goals for Stillwater, which trailed 5-3 at intermission before the Bears broke loose for 10 unanswered goals in the second half.

It was a tough outcome for the Ponies, but Clark said it has only reinforced their determination going forward.

“I love our guys. I am really impressed with their focus,” the coach said. “We are already chomping at the bit for our next game. Our boys know where we fell short and we are going to work very hard to get it fixed. We can’t get on the field soon enough.”

 

Stillwater 2 1 0 0 — 3

WB Lake 3 2 5 5 — 15

 

Goals — St, Sam Sagissor 3.

 

Contact Stuart Groskreutz at stuart.groskreutz@ecm-inc.com

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