Thunder Rolls thru Princeton....combined, the teams went 19-5 for the weekend!!!
What a great weekend of lacrosse! We are so proud of the boy's play and desire this past weekend at the Tri-State Tournament! We played 1 game on Friday and 4 games on both Saturday and Sunday! That is a ton of lacrosse and the boys played hard in every game! Offense was strong and moved the ball well while scoring 51 goals. Defense was very solid all weekend allowing 18 goals which is only 2 goals a game! We were seeded 2 out of 31 teams and 30 of those teams were from the Northeast! Unfortunately, we just could not prevail in the finals against the #1 seeded team, the Long Island Raiders and lost 3 to 2.
by Coach Devereaux
Season Record: 27 - 5 - 3
U15 Thunder went to NJ to win its bracket and although the team started out a little slow on Friday night falling to a very tough NJ Shamrocks they bounced back huge on Saturday going 4 and 0. Being that strong on Saturday bolstered the confidence of the team and after being seeded 7th they beat a the Connecticut elite in overtime 3-2 to move into the quarterfinals. The U15 team again meet the second seeded Shamrocks and were pumped up to get some revenge. Tied 2-2 things were getting a little chippy and the referees started taking control of the game. Both teams suffered man down play for the last 15 minutes. In the end the Shamrocks prevailed 6-3 and moved onto the semi-finals. Strong showings from all positions on the field led the U15 to a 5-2 record for the tourney. Strong play from Corey John 2 game winners, Jude Collins 13 goals overall and the replacement Goalie Joe Harmon assisted by the swarming defense led by Blake Wilson led to the team dominating in the North. The U15 Thunder finished 5th out of 30 teams.
by Coach Collins
Season Record: 22 - 4 - 1
Our rising sophomores had a great run in pool play, beating teams from NJ, VA, PA and MD with one close loss to LI Express. On Sunday, the U17 Thunder beat two very stong teams from Westhampton Long Island and Philadelphia....advancing to the Final Four. Dreams of a championship ended at the hands of a really good team from Smithtown Long Island who controlled the ball and made almost zero mitakes, winning 6-2. Overall, the Thunder U17s went 6-2 in NJ and finished 3rd out of 21 teams in the Rising Sophomore "A" tournament bracket.
by Coach Ryan
Season Record: 17 - 7 - 2
Combined East Cobb Thunder after four events: 66 - 11 - 6