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Patience pays off for Erskine against MCI-Nokomis

PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 6:31 am
by Tom Nolette
Patience pays off for Erskine lacrosse against MCI-Nokomis
Eagles find their rhythm offensively in win.

... “I continue to talk to my kids about ‘relaxed play.’ If we relax and just catch and throw the ball, the other things start to take care of themselves,” Erskine coach Jason Wade said. “When we get really urgent, we get into big trouble… When we start to panic, we get in big trouble and that’s what we have to work on.”

The Eagles stayed out of trouble for most of Friday afternoon, putting together a solid, albeit unspectacular, 8-3 victory over Class A foe MCI-Nokomis at Thomas College’s Smith Field.

Senior midfielder Grayson Petty netted a hat trick and junior attacker Caleb Tyler had two goals and an assist, as Erskine (2-2 in Class B North) showed off its newfound ability to strike for scores out of both offensive sets and fast breaks. Gavin Blanchard had three assists, two of which came on the break. ... i-nokomis/