Senior Quinn Carson leads scoring spree for Fords in win over Strath Haven 


The Fords’ boys’ lacrosse team poses for a photo after a triumphant victory over Strath Haven. (Left to right; top row: Seniors Eric Reisenwitz, Jack McGarvey, Sam Chester, TJ Donaghy, Sophomore Jared Johnson, Junior Nickolas McKendray, Seniors Quinn Carson, Colin Kane, Sean Vetter, Juniors Curran Kranick, Ben Devitis, Sophomores Charlie Turner, Luke Winters , Junior Brendan McNichol, Sophomore Connor Knorr, and Junior Dylan Clark. Bottom row: Freshman Quinn McGloin, Sophomore Jack Lord, Freshmen Kristos McKendray, Blake Riley, Junior Sam Thornton, Freshman Wade Devitis, Sophomore Ryan Vieira, Senior Nate Scullin, Sophomore Keith Heinrichs.)

Logan Hatton and Tommy Touhill

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On a warm Thursday night, the boys’ lacrosse team was hosting a pivotal matchup in their season as they prepared to face the 1-6 Strath Haven Panthers.  At first, Strath Haven attackman Senior Austin Conner came out throwing beams from far out giving the Panthers a 2-0 lead. MVP of the game, Senior Quinn Carson, was not giving up. He immediately put the team on his back and ran down the field beating his opponent and scoring. This gave the Fords the energy to fight. Immediately after the goal, there were several passes around the horn until the ball landed in Quinn’s stick. He quickly did a double spin move to beat his defender, giving him the room to pull a fast shot and score.  For the rest of the game, the Fords’ energy was high. Quinn’s dominant offense led the team into the next quarters as he scored seven goals total with just a little more than two hat tricks. 

Quinn wasn’t the only one who came to play coming out of the half. Junior Ben Devitis shook things up for the Fords by scoring multiple goals both in the third and fourth quarters. Devitis made himself a dominant threat that allowed the entire team to follow. 

Although the Panthers were always tailing just behind them, the Fords kept the game close. Without amazing saves by Freshman goalie Wade Devitis, brother of Junior Ben Devitis, the Fords would have had a difficult time. Devitis saved twenty out of the twenty-eight Panther shots he faced. 

But Wade Devitis was not the only reason that the Panthers failed to make a comeback. If it were not for Senior Colin Kane with his impenetrable defense, the Fords would have been in trouble. Kane kept the Panthers shut down and did not allow Austin Conner, or any other Panther, to get close to the Fords’ net. He finished the game with several blocks, 5 forced turnovers, and 9 ground balls.  

To end the game, the Fords traded off goals with the Panthers but still maintained the lead thanks to Senior Jack McGarvey with an over-the-back goal that caught the goalie Brian Chieffo in space. This was not his only role in the game as he also led the team in assists, with three major contributions. The following goal was a sight to see. It started with Junior Brendan McNichol with a pass thrown around the back of the net to Senior Eric Reisenwitz in front of the goal, who then beamed it over the goalie’s stick and in.

There were too many highlights to count, and overall the team played an amazing competitive game with many stars in all positions. The Fords proved to the Panthers that Haverford is a dominant lacrosse team with a final score of Haverford over Strath Haven 12-8.

Come and support the boys this Saturday at 10 am at A.G. Cornog to see the Fords extend their winning streak. 

The Haverford Sports Media broadcast can be found here


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