The Outlaws defend the goal against South Salem.
 photo by Jerry Baldock
The Outlaws defend the goal against South Salem. photo by Jerry Baldock
The boys lacrosse team edged out Ridgeview 8-7 at home on Tuesday, April 9, and three days later posted a 9-5 win at home over South Salem.

On Tuesday, the Outlaws were up 3-2 at the close of the first quarter, and at the half were on top 5-4. Ridgeview came back and tied it up to close out the third, but Sisters scored twice in the final minutes to pull off the win.

Gator Haken led the Outlaws with four goals. Trey Stadeli scored a hat trick and also dished out two assists. Stadeli scored his second goal with two minutes left in the game to tie it up 7-7. The goal came after Matt Harris stripped the ball from a Ridgeview offensive player as they were trying to run down the clock; Harris fed the ball to Stadeli, who got the score. Trey’s final and game-winning goal came with 23 seconds left on the clock. It was a long shot from top-center that glanced off a defender to sneak past the goalie.

Harris scored one goal and led the team with 15 ground balls. Wyatt Maffey was second on the team with six ground balls.

Tanner Pease and Riley Sellers were able to slow down Ridgeview’s very strong faceoff man and created a 50/50 ground-ball chance. Sisters only won six of the 16 face-offs, but the duo gave the Outlaws the opportunity to get the ball.

Anthony Randolph had another outstanding performance in goal. Randolph faced 23 shots and saved 12 for the Outlaws’ victory. At the end of the game he picked up a ground ball and cleared it to the opposite end to run out the clock and seal the win.

Friday’s home game against South Salem was close and back-and-forth through the third quarter.

The Saxons got on the scoreboard first, but Sisters came back and scored twice to take a 2-1 lead at the close of the first quarter. At the half, the Outlaws were on top 5-3. Sisters outscored the Saxons 3-1 in the final half and recorded the win.

Haken led the team with five goals and one assist. A couple of Gator’s goals came off of athletic one-on-one-or-two dodges.

Stadeli had three goals and two assists. Trey’s goals came off high-speed, long-range snipes.

Harris had a strong defensive performance with nine ground balls, two of which turned into nice assists by carrying the ball on a fast break and feeding the scores.

Freshman Gavin Christian started at attack for the Outlaws and scored his first-ever varsity goal that came from the ride from Kinnon Rutherford and Evan Palmer, who got the assist in the fourth, and helped get the Outlaws the win.

The team was glad to get Kinnon Rutherford and Connor Martin back on the field, as both have been out due to concussions. The older players sparked some life back into the young squad.

Assistant Coach Doug Hull said “We need to get better on our turnovers as we had 26 tonight, but our work on ground balls during practice led us to beat South Salem in this category with 44 over 37. The youth of our team shows up in the turnovers, but the heart of our team doesn’t have a place on the stat sheet.”

Sisters was scheduled to play at home against Summit on Tuesday, April 16. On Friday, April 19, they travel for a game at McNary.