Jr. ‘A’ Lacrosse picking up steam

The Toronto Beaches Junior ‘A’ Lacrosse team is slowly working its way up through the standings, after a trio of much-needed wins over the past two weeks.

On May 27, the team travelled down the road to Mississauga, for a definitive 16-8 win over the Tomahawks. Beaches’ Jackson Hulbert picked up four goals and three assists, while Jo Jo Marasco had two goals and three assists, and Gareth Gibson two each. Allister Warren and Jordan Robertson both had four assists and a goal each. Ryne Sternberg, Matt Spanger, Ryan MacSpadyen, Matt Tanner and Gregory Davidson picked up the rest of Toronto’s goals.

Just a day later, Toronto hosted Barrie at Ted Reeve Community Arena, and pulled out an 11-8 victory at home. Goals came courtesy of Robertson and Davidson, with a hat trick each, two from Eric Pitre, and Warren, Jack Donnelly and Ryan Fournier providing one each.

On May 30, Toronto Beaches travelled to St. Catharines, and fell to the Athletics in a 12-4 loss.

On June 1, the team again faced Barrie, this time on the road. Once again Toronto Beaches came out on top, with a solid 11-5 win. Robertson and Carter Cummings scored three goals each, while Hulbert picked up two, and Spanger, Sternberg and Davidson each scored one.

On June 4 Beaches lost 12-9 at home to the Six Nations Arrows, then lost on the road in Burlington two days later.

The team’s top scorers are Warren, Hulbert and Robertson, whose 23 goals and 25 assists have him in the top ten points leaders in the Ontario Junior A league.

The next home games are Sunday, June 17, against the Peterborough Lakers, Thursday, June 21 against the Burlington Chiefs, and Sunday, June 24, against the Kitchener-Waterloo Braves. The Sunday games start at 7 p.m., and Thursday’s gets underway at 8 p.m.

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