Eastern Alamance’s lacrosse team got off to a 2-1 start in its first three games this season, winning its opener in thrilling fashion, and then splitting a pair of lopsided decisions.
In the season opener, the Eagles traveled to Carrboro for a tough road test the evening of Thursday, March 5. But Eastern’s veteran laden-team came through with a clutch effort. Led by Henry Hohl, who was dominant on the faceoff and scored a whopping seven goals, EAHS hung right in with the Jaguars. Jackson Stokes and Jackson Poteat also tallied goals for the Eagles, who were tied with Carrboro 11-11 in the closing seconds.
Fortunately for the Eagles, with under 30 seconds to play, Josh Gollnick came through with a key goal, which set off a spirited celebration on the EAHS sideline. Gollnick’s goal, which gave him a hat trick on the evening, was the climactic moment as the Eagles prevailed, 12-11.
The following night EAHS again hit the road, this time to face another local non-conference foe in Orange. Although the Eagles defeated the Panthers a year ago, it wasn’t to be this time around, as Eastern fell into an early hole on their way to a 17-4 setback.
After a couple days off for the weekend, the Eagles returned to Fred Brady Stadium Monday evening for their home opener against Western Guilford. Fortunately, things went much better for EAHS against the Hornets than it did against Orange, as the Eagles cruised their way to a 15-3 triumph.
This week the Eagles have one match - a road showdown with Cedar Ridge, Tuesday night in Hillsborough. EAHS has a series of three home games next week with Asheboro March 17, Roxboro Christian Academy March 18, and Southern Alamance March 20.