It was a good effort, but the Elizabethtown Area High School boys lacrosse team fell in their opening game of the season at Central Dauphin 9-7.
Central Dauphin opened things up with a 6-0 lead at halftime. Elizabethtown couldn’t do much on offense; they managed just four shots in the first half.
The second half went a lot better for them. They closed the gap to 6-4 by the end of the third quarter, with senior Isaiah Shickley leading the way on offense. Both teams had 3 goals each in the final period. Central Dauphin scored late to ice the game.
Shickley led Elizabethtown with 3 goals, also picking up an assist. Fellow senior Elliott Kline had 2, while senior Cole Baker had a game-high 3 assists. Senior Kole Gingrich picked up a goal off the bench. Freshman Cam Poulos scored in his first varsity game as well. Sophomore goalkeeper Duncan Keller had 14 saves.
For Central Dauphin, senior Nick Koussis, junior Derrick Hillman and sophomore Max Anderson all had 2 goals, the latter getting 2 assists as well. Senior Reese Tyndale, junior Derek Krugg and freshman Noah Gerald each had a goal. Goalkeeper Luke Koiakowski had 4 saves.
In all, Central Dauphin put up 45 shots, while Elizabethtown attempted 16.
Elizabethtown’s next game is also on the road against Lancaster Country Day on Wednesday, March 28. They’ll return to Jane Hoover Field on Monday, April 2, to host West York to makeup for a previously postponed game. They’ll then host Hempfield the following day.