The Dublin boys' lacrosse team was able to complete their season sweep of Putney School with a 6-3 road win on Monday. Despite the wet and cold weather, the boys banded together and took advantage of their opportunities while again limiting Putney's top offensive threats. Goals were scored by senior captains Kyle Mincey (3) and Ian Baker, senior Max Johnson, and junior Dereck Elmera. The team looks forward to their final week of practice and games, with upcoming regular season contests scheduled against NMH and Cushing, before finishing the season with the annual Mike Walter alumni game.
The Dublin boys' lacrosse team came out firing on Saturday as they cruised ahead to an early lead against rival Putney and never looked back. The offense was unselfish and shared the ball in order to find the best looks available before taking shots. The defense was stout, and was able to neutralize Putney's top shooters and playmakers. Dublin goals were scored by senior captain Kyle Mincey (2), senior Max Johnson (2), junior Dereck Elmera (3), and freshmen Freeman Johnson (2) and Salah Maalim. Senior goaltender Arthur Garcia finished the day with seven saves in net.
Dublin was able to defend their home turf against visiting Tilton on Wednesday. A re-focused sense of defensive pride and offensive execution after Monday's loss to Eagle Hill primed the Wildcats for a strong start to the contest. Junior Dereck Elmera played an excellent game at the faceoff x, winning a high percentage of the game's draws. Dublin goals were scored by senior captain Kyle Mincey (5), senior Max Johnson, and freshman Salah Maalim (4).
A slow start led to the Dublin boys' lacrosse team digging themselves a hole out of which they were unable to climb against Eagle Hill on Monday. Eagle Hill capitalized on their opportunities early and were able to build a sizable lead in the first half of play. Dublin started to find the back of the net during the second half, but it proved to be too little too late. Goals were scored by senior captains Kyle Mincey and Ian Baker, junior Dereck Elmera (3), and freshman Salah Maalim (4).
The Dublin School boys' lacrosse team traveled to Holderness on a beautiful Saturday afternoon to play a skilled and experienced Bulls team. Despite a split record with Holderness over the past couple of years, the Bulls were too much for the Wildcats in this particular match up, and the boys ended up on the losing end of a 9-4 game. Bright spots included goals by senior captain Kyle Mincey, junior Dereck Elmera (2), and freshman Freeman Johnson.
Despite playing with an improved sense of tenacity and toughness, the Dublin boys' lacrosse team was unable to knock off Stratton Mountain School in their game on Wednesday. Regardless of the final score, the physicality and grit showed by the Dublin team were enough to make any fans of the program proud. The Wildcats were also able to reach into their depth chart with more regularity, as players like sophomore Isaac Callaghan and freshmen Andrew Edmunds, Salah Maalim and Oren Robblee saw considerable field time. Dublin's goals were scored by senior captains Ian Baker (2) and Kyle Mincey, senior Max Johnson, and freshman Salah Maalim. Senior captain Arthur Garcia finished the day with eight saves in net.
The Dublin Boys' Lacrosse team earned their first win of the season against a young but talented Cardigan Mountain team on Saturday. The boys continued to build on the lessons learned from previous outings and were able to find the back of the net with more consistency on their shot attempts. Goals were scored by senior captains Ian Baker and Kyle Mincey, junior Dereck Elmera (3), and freshman Freeman Johnson. Senior captain Arthur Garcia finished the day with six saves in net.
Despite making significant strides in the week of practice between the first and second games of the season, the Dublin boys' lacrosse team was unable to pull out a win against New Hampton's JV A team and ultimately fell by a score of 4-3. Dublin's play showed many positive improvements including an increased willingness to compete for ground balls, better positioning on defense, and more consistent stick work in settled offensive sets. Goals were scored by senior captain Kyle Mincey (2) and senior Max Johnson. Senior captain goalie Arthur Garcia played a solid game in net and handled the ball well during clears.