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Bainbridge jumps on Raiders early, sends Nathan Hale packing

BHS player Ben LaRoche pushes through the defensive efforts of the visiting Nathan Hale.  - Luciano Marano | Bainbridge Island Review
BHS player Ben LaRoche pushes through the defensive efforts of the visiting Nathan Hale.
— image credit: Luciano Marano | Bainbridge Island Review

If you missed the first few minutes of the Tuesday night boys varsity lacrosse game against Nathan Hale, you missed out.

Bainbridge was on the board within the first minute, and led 3-0 in the first three minutes.

It was a lead, acquired quickly and early, that they would maintain throughout the match.

“It’s just nice to be back,” said Spartan Co-head Coach Cody Bludorn of the team’s first game after returning from spring break. “Tonight kind of kick-started the second half of the season.”

The Spartans led 8-1 at the end of the first half, and scored again quickly upon the return to play. They broke double digits late in the third quarter, after an additional goal by Nathan Hale, which brought the score to 10-2.

Bludorn said that the short break was beneficial for the players, despite the interruption it imposed on practice, and helped to break up what could quickly become “the grind of a 20-game season.”

Spartan offensive leader Max Wickline scored a rare double-hat trick, which marks his fifth game in seven starts where the junior attackman has recorded three or more goals in a game.

Wickline finished the night with a season-high nine points and tallied one ground ball.

Other major BHS contributors to the win included Max Oden (two goals, one ground ball), Ben Biggers (one goal, one assist, one ground ball), Randy Strout (one goal), Ben Laroche (one goal, one assist, 10 ground balls), Aaron Jumpa (one goal, six ground balls), Devon Turner (one goal), Nate Marx (one goal, one assist, two ground balls) and Adain Carlislse (one goal). Spartan goalie Reynolds Yarbrough managed four saves.

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