The second annual Dragons Lacrosse Alumni Game began Saturday at Friday Harbor High School with some of the nicest weather most Dragons players have ever seen.
With the sun out and a gentle breeze, the game began with the high school team winning the face-off and Forest Dayton scoring a quick goal. The high school Dragons took possession again and scored the next goal, but this was not a sign of what was to come for the high school team, as the alumni team unexpectedly gave them a run for their money.
Ten players returned to play on the alumni team and were able to have subs with the help of coaches. With two college lacrosse players, Sam Masters (University of Washington) and Jason Schmidt (Gonzaga University), the alumni team had the skill they needed to nearly defeat the high school Dragons.
The high school team scored nearly half their goals in the first quarter. Dayton scored another goal, Josh Christenson scored two, Jens Townsdin scored one with Isaac Taylor on the assist, and first-year player Dylan Galligan scored one as well.
The alumni team scored two goals the first quarter. Dylan Ellis scored the first while Zach LaRiviere assisted him, and Schmidt scored the second.
The second quarter was tougher for the high school team, with Dayton only scoring one goal.
The alumni scored four goals in the second quarter, with assists on each of those goals. Schmidt scored two of the four goals, while Ellis and coach Peter Bonoff had one each.
At the half the score was 7-6, with the high school team in the lead. This first-half score was an excellent depiction of how the rest of the game would go.
In the third quarter, Bonoff scored the only goal for the alumni team. The high school team had two consecutive goals by Dayton, and one by Taylor, with Christenson assisting Dayton on one of his goals, and Dayton assisting Taylor.
The fourth quarter showed that the alumni still had it in them. Schmidt scored three goals assisted by LaRiviere and Coach Rob Cuomo on two. Masters scored one goal and Cuomo also scored one.
The high school team had three goals in the final quarter. Dayton scored once more, Ryan Guard put one in, and Blaine Connelly scored the final point for the high school Dragons.