Easton swamps Northeast, 6-2

April 11, 1993|By Pat Overton | Pat Overton,Contributing Writer

A fast start and good defense allowed Easton High to win the eighth annual James A. Griffin Lacrosse Tournament over host Northeast, 6-2, on a rainy Saturday night.

Easton lost to Northeast in last year's tournament final. That coupled with the soggy conditions was all the Warriors needed to fire them up.

"We didn't miss a day of practice this spring because of rain," said Easton coach Chris Hasbrouck.

"I think our guys were actually pretty excited about playing in these conditions."

Easton's excitement showed early in the game. The Warriors could do no wrong in the first quarter using good stick work in building a 3-0 lead.

Brent Prossner got things started for the Warriors with a fast break goal at the 5:35 mark.

Brother Mark Prossner upped the lead to two with a goal off a nice feed from Ben Ferman.

Mark Prossner contributed again with an assist on Tim Foote's goal with 1:15 remaining.

Easton didn't slow down in the second period, scoring two more goals to take a 5-0 lead into the intermission.

Mark Prossner threw in his second goal of the night on a fast break and then fed Brian Murphy for a score.

"We were hoping that if we came out fast, we would be able to keep the momentum," Hasbrouck said.

"When the field got sloppy in the second half, we just tried to hold onto the ball."

Northeast tried to mount a comeback in the third quarter, getting goals from Steve Louck and Eric Walters.

But Easton's defense tightened up again in the fourth quarter holding the Eagles scoreless and getting the 6-2 win.

"We just played a basic man-to-man defense all night," %o Hasbrouck said. "It wasn't anything fancy. We just got a great effort from our defensemen."

"We just didn't shoot the ball well," Northeast coach Kevin Buckley said.

"We wanted to play a slow-down game and shoot from the outside. We're normally a pretty good shooting team but we didn't get it done tonight."

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