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Fight mars Lakeside's lacrosse win over Greenbrier

Lakeside 10, Greenbrier 9

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A scuffle on the far side of the field as time expired marred the ending of Lakeside’s 10-9 home win against crosstown rival Greenbrier on Monday night.

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Lakeside's Grant Miller tries to get past Greenbrier's Kris Cannon. After a fight at the end of the game, coaches said they would punish players.  JIM BLAYLOCK/STAFF
Lakeside's Grant Miller tries to get past Greenbrier's Kris Cannon. After a fight at the end of the game, coaches said they would punish players.

Players were separated before those that left the benches could further escalate the incident. Both coaches said they would review video and punish those involved.

“The guys that came off the bench are the ones we’re going to have to address,” Greenbrier coach Jeff Becker. “We specifically try to keep them on the bench, and two or three ran past me, and that really makes me mad. We will address them and probably hand out suspensions for them.”

Lakeside coach Ron Ritter talked about taking it a step further for those actually involved.

“My opinion is the ones who are guilty are gone,” he said. “There’s no room in the class for that.”

The incident overshadowed a fourth period that saw three ties and four lead changes, the last with 1:22 to play when Lakeside’s Cody Hovis took a pass from Tyler Sollie and scored the game-winner on a power play, his fifth goal of the night.

That Lakeside won on a power play was fitting, as half their goals came via the extra-man advantage. Greenbrier (4-7) led 5-2 at the half, but the Panthers (8-4) had seven power-play opportunities in the third period, scoring on three of them to tie the game at five heading into the final period.

The Wolfpack were shorthanded 18 times for the match.

After a save by goalie Seth Lowery, the Wolfpack took a 9-8 lead with 3:55 to play on a shorthanded goal by Jacob Edwards that was assisted by Brooks Mischel.

The Panthers responded with a Sollie power-play goal 30 seconds later, then Hovis came away with the final score 29 seconds after a Wolfpack tripping penalty.

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grovetownman 04/02/13 - 05:52 am
Nothing like a good old

Nothing like a good old fashion scuffle with your rival

Fiat_Lux 04/02/13 - 08:53 am
Oh, great.

More over-reaction. They're boys. They're young and passionate, jacked-up by the physicality of the game and have a testosterone fire blazing within that's as powerful as it will ever be in their lives.

Cut 'em a little slack and let them learn and grown from the experience instead of banishing them for being exactly what they are. The point is that you are supposed to teach them how to control their impulses, not squash them like bugs before they have a chance to practice and gain that skill. That's the whole point of this kind of extra-curricular activity: to let adolescents screw up and they come to grips with their strength and independence, while it's still a semi-protected situation instead of the harsh, naked reality of adulthood.

It's pretty dang hard to change the impulse of a kid to fight or come off the bench when they see it happen all the time in professional sports.

Some of these coaches and administrative-type men are incredibly feminized. How did you guys let this happen to yourselves?

Really, dudes.

Evans_Boy 04/02/13 - 10:09 am
I agree! It was a Physical

I agree!
It was a Physical game that escalated to this point due to some of the worst officiating that I have ever witnessed. Many of the penalties handed out by the officials were unwarranted and it appeared there was much indecision about when to throw a flag or make a call. You can't blame the kids for leaving the bench when all you see is 3 Green Jerseys and 8 White! You should commend them for being loyal and protective of their team mates!
And as far as the score goes 10-9 Lakeside and Greenbrier was man down 18 times!!

GiantsAllDay 04/02/13 - 11:41 am
How about a link to the

How about a link to the video? Nothing is coming up on you tube.

David Parker
David Parker 04/02/13 - 04:29 pm
How many fouls do you have to

How many fouls do you have to committ to be a man down 18 times. No wonder they were leading at the half. Way to go LHS !

LeConteSkier 04/02/13 - 06:27 pm
How many fights mar the image

How many fights mar the image of an NFL, NHL or any other pro game???? My point exactly!!! AC get a life and quit slinging mud on everything you get your hands on!

csrareader 04/02/13 - 07:40 pm
So it's the Chronicle's

So it's the Chronicle's fault? Sure...

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