Warlock Midgets Crank Out Another Win

Windsor's Blake Paterson winds up for a blast on the Wallaceburg net.Photo by Devan Mighton.

Windsor’s Blake Paterson winds up for a blast on the Wallaceburg net.
Photo by Devan Mighton.

Mighton-header columnBy Devan Mighton

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Warlocks Midget Rep lacrosse team have picked up yet another win.  On May 18, the Warlocks took out their long-time rival, the Wallaceburg Griffins, by a 7-3 score.

It didn’t take long for the Warlocks to get the ball rolling.  Only minutes into the game, Blake Paterson blasted a shot past Griffins goalie CJ Gibson to go up 1-zilch.  Midway through the frame, Wallaceburg’s Cam Bechard tallied to even things up.

Two minutes later, Warlocks’ goalie Chase Cosgrove dished the ball off to Nathan Salaris, who found the back of the Griffins’ net.  Then, with four minutes remaining on the clock, Wallaceburg’s Tanner Cole knotted the game at 2, while on the man advantage, to end the period.

Windsor's Cooper O'Rourke fights to win a draw against Wallaceburg's Tanner Cole.Photo by Devan Mighton.

Windsor’s Cooper O’Rourke fights to win a draw against Wallaceburg’s Tanner Cole.
Photo by Devan Mighton.

Windsor opened things up in the middle frame when, only two minutes in, Brayden Mayea regained the lead for his team.  Scoring then went cold for the middle part of the period, but late in the stanza Paterson and Jake Rosa sniped to extend the lead to 3 for the Warlocks.

Cosgrove backstopped his club to a shutout period.

Early on in the third, Rosa snapped home another shot to get his team up 6-2.  Soon after, Bechard would score again for the Griffins, but it would not be enough to mount a comeback.

In the final minutes, Rosa would snipe again to earn the hat-trick and put the game away.

Cosgrove picked up the win in net, while Gibson took the loss for Wallaceburg.

Jake Rosa put up 3 goals and 2 assists during the game.Photo by Devan Mighton.

Jake Rosa put up 3 goals and 2 assists during the game.
Photo by Devan Mighton.

Rosa had a great night, picking up 2 assists in addition to his hatty.  Mayea contributed 3 helpers, while Salaris put up 2, with singles from Cosgrove, Andrew Clark, Jackman Schooley, Jacob McLellan, and Corey Kerester.

“The Wallaceburg game was a good team game,” said coach John Rosa afterwards. “Our defense lead the way with strong play that got us a lot of extra possessions. Our offense played well and continues to improve. Our goal is to be better every time we step on the floor, and we have done that so far.”

With the win, the Warlocks improve to a record of 4 wins, 1 loss, and a tie, good enough for first place in Zone 7.  The boys are averaging over 6 goals for per game, while goalies Cosgrove and Joel Evans are boasting the only sub-5 goals against average in the loop with a 3.66 GAA.

On June 4, Windsor returns to action as they head north for a doubleheader against the Griffins.  Their next scheduled home game will be on June 22 at 9:00pm, again against Wallaceburg.

Windsor's Andrew Clark forces Wallaceburg's Matt Gorry outside with a stiff crosscheck.br>Photo by Devan Mighton.

Windsor’s Andrew Clark forces Wallaceburg’s Matt Gorry outside with a stiff crosscheck.br>Photo by Devan Mighton.

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Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata
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