Seniors Tony Tyler and Bobby Parker each scored a goal, and all 4 senior defenders played strong, but the Fitch Falcons defeated the Bobcats 12-8 on May 19th, Bacon Academy Lacrosse Senior Night of 2017.
Brian Egan, Eli Healy, Julian Lindo, Josh Atchison, Bobby Parker and Tony Tyler are Bacon Academy's 6 senior players who were honored along with senior manager Grace Cafro.
Games on consecutive days of over 90 degree heat proved to be difficult. A sluggish start led to the Falcons scoring 33 seconds into the game, and Fitch kept rolling to a 6-2 half time lead. The teams traded goals in the 3rd, but Fitch scored twice in just 25 seconds early in the 4th quarter to take a 9-3 lead.
The Bobcats finally found their offensive rhythm halfway through the final quarter, scoring 5 goals in the final 7 minutes, but it was too little too late as Fitch held on for the 12-8 victory. The Bobcats had their chances, outshooting the Falcons 47-20.
Along with seniors Tyler and Parker, the offense was led by Tyler Christianson, who scored 3 goals and an assist. Casey Hart, Chris Consiglio and Ethan Hahn all found the back of the net for Bacon while Dylan Heald and Matthew Voiland each dished out 2 assists. Kyle Denker made 8 saves for the Bobcats.
The Bobcats have qualified for both the ECC Tournament and the State Class S Tournament, the team starts the post season Tuesday, May 23rd.
2017 Bacon Academy Seniors - from Left to Right: Julian Lindo, Captain Bobby Parker,
Captain Tony Tyler, Manager Grace Cafro, Eli Healy, Josh Atchison and Captain Brian Egan.