Grayslake North Lacrosse Defeats Central, Heads To State
The Knights season finale win 11-8 over the Rams put the North team in good position for the State tournament. They lost only three games all season.
The Grayslake North Knights won their regular season finale with an 11-8 win over the Grayslake Central Rams. The win secured a 16-win season for the Knights, with only 3 defeats.
"The defense was the story for game and North was led by Goalie Eric York with 17 SAVES in net," said Head Coach Brad Fish via email. "Bryce Hermsen, Shane Pech, Josh Kortenkamp, and Ben Smith were all fantastic on the defensive side of the ball."
On offense, the tone was set by the trio of Matt Schlagetter, AJ Fish and Joe Amsler who combined for nine of the 11 goals.
"Schlagetter led the way with 2 goals and 5 assists while Junior AJ Fish had 4 goals and 2 assists," Fish stated. "Joey Amsler was around the goal ALL night and finished with 3 on the evening."
David Collins and Eric Palade rounded out the Knights scoring during the May 18 game. Midfielders Nick Stanfel and Josh Cokefair were all over the field.
The State Playoffs begin this week on May 24, with the Lacrosse Cup Championship on June 2.
- Submitted by Brad Fish.