There's no denying that during the course of the past 10-15 years or so, lacrosse has more and more become part of the mainstream on the landscape of both high school and collegiate sports.
To have one of your contests broadcast live, right here on The Network, surely gives the sport all the validation it needs.
Yet another first was crossed off the list for our broadcast crew last night, as The Network brought Hawks LaCrosse to the people for the first time. Cam Brennan and Max Zweiner handled play-by-play and analysis duties, and considering that none of us have ever had the real opportunity to immerse ourselves in the world of LAX - to say nothing of broadcasting a game - Cam and Max did a bang-up job. Johnathan Feeny handled camera duties.
Viewers can still watch the first half of the contest in the first Ustream box at the top of the page, and the first half can be seen right here:
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In falling to the Quakers, the Hawks are now 1-2 on the young season, having fallen to LaSalle 16-7 to open the season before knocking off Portsmouth in their second contest. The Providence Journal's slideshow from the contest against LaSalle can be seen HERE.
For about 2 1/2 quarters last night, the game largely belonged to Moses Brown. The Quakers seemed to use a combination of speed, a relentless attack on Ryan Williams (the Hawks' freshman goalie) and strong interior defense around their own net in building themselves a 12-5 lead. The Hawks fought hard early on, but just couldn't seem to stem the tide. One of our early goals can be seen here:
The Hawks were led by Jonathan Finelli, who tallied three goals and two assists. Ryan Williams recorded eight saves in net.
The lacrosse team will next be in action tomorrow in New York, when they travel up that way to take on Guilderland High School at 11:00. The team returns to Rhode Island play on Tuesday, when they travel to Barrington to take on the Eagles. Game time is 7pm.