LaBelle strikes at : 20, Eagles win 22-0

By Ray DiMonda Correspondent
Posted 3/30/22

FLEMING ISLAND - After two rained out days of no sports in the area, on a still spongy wet field, the Fleming Island Lady Golden Eagles lacrosse team hosted the Providence School Stallions. The …

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LaBelle strikes at : 20, Eagles win 22-0

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FLEMING ISLAND - After two rained out days of no sports in the area, on a still spongy wet field, the Fleming Island Lady Golden Eagles lacrosse team hosted the Providence School Stallions. The Stallions coming in with only a single win and four losses, were knocked to the mat early as Katherine Logan fed Jillian Labelle off the initial draw to score the first Fleming Island goal only :20 seconds into the match. Fleming Island would go on to score 11 goals before the water break on their way to a crushing 22-0 stampede of the Stallions.

The wet field was an issue for both teams as the girls planted to make cuts, and their feet would slip out from under them. Luckily, there were no injuries due to the footing, just bruised egos as the falls regularly followed with Fleming Island regaining control of the ball, then going on to score again.

Fleming Island, coming in at four wins, three loses in the 2022 season under Head Coach Chris Peterson, tried pulling the reins back once the team was up 10-0 at 14:03 of the game, thus starting a running clock to accelerate the contest overall playing time. Even with putting some self-imposed restrictions before attempting to shoot, the girls just kept racking up points.

So dominant were the Golden Eagles, at 9:00 into the game, the Stallions had yet to possess the ball in their end of the field. At halftime, the Stallions had yet to place a single shot on goal.

Peterson self-enforced a three, then a four passes before taking a shot on goal requirement on his team to try and not make it such a beat down. Even with slowing the game speed down to burn more time off the clock and running plays to practice the moves, the team still pulled out to a 15-0 halftime lead. At the half, Labelle was already at seven goals and several assists. Sophia Roberts was at four goals, followed by Katherine Logan with two and one each by Grace Fields and Chloe Perry. Baylee Jennings was also an honorable mention as she fed several of the players and was credited with the assists. In the second half, only taking an actual 25 minutes of play with the running clock, the Golden Eagles put another seven points on the board using a very deep bench to reach the final 22-0.

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