Up in the press box prior to last night's lacrosse matchup with the Portsmouth Patriots, head coach Kevin Murray said that his team really needed a win. Coming into the game, the Hawks held a 2-4 mark, but he felt - and rightly so - that with such a young and developing team (but talented), they needed a good win to start building confidence.
Last night, they got just what the coach ordered.
Cam Brennan and Max Zweiner handled play-by-play and analysis duties for the The Network's live broadcast of the game, a game in which Connor Garrahy's four goals and Andrew Grady's five assists led our guys in their 16-4 dismantling of the Patriots. From the outset and seemingly throughout the entire game, the Hawks had the ball in the Patriots' zone, forcing the Pats to work harder and harder on defense and to have precious few opportunities to get any type of a transition game going. Scenes like this were typical of the evening following the onslaught of Hawks' goals:
Virtually the entire contest can still be seen right here, with that last minute-and-a-half or so available in the top Ustream viewer:
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The Hawks go to 3-4 on the season, and with three league games yet to play, they still have a very good chance to use last night's dominant performance as a launching point and to build some confidence heading into the playoffs.
ELSEWHERE IN HAWKS' SPORTS YESTERDAY -
Another of our young and developing teams, Coach Crawford's tennis team, shut out Ponagansett, 7-0....
....and the baseball team continued its winning ways to go to 11-1 on the season by knocking off Woonsocket, 5-3, at Renaud Field.