RV Boys Lacrosse adds another win to their record

RV Boys Lacrosse defeats conference opponents New Egypt in a 15-10 victory

RV boys lacrosse players Colin Davis, Vincenzo Soares, David Myers and Nicholas Marco

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RV boys lacrosse players Colin Davis, Vincenzo Soares, David Myers and Nicholas Marco

Reese DeMarco, Sports Writer

The Rancocas Valley boys lacrosse team defeated conference opponents 15-10 on May 3 at New Egypt High School. Senior attack Joey Heim led the Red Devils with five goals and two assists, followed by sophomore David Meyers with four goals and one assist. Junior Joe Bryson also led the team with 19 face-off wins and 17 ground balls, and senior goalie Jasper Gyves had a total of eight saves. 

The boys are now ranked number three in their conference. With a positive record of 4-3, the Red Devils are in a good position. 

“We knew that we were the better team going into the game,” senior Aidan Lash said. “We just had to possess the ball, listen to our coach, play hard and out-work them.” 

After the first quarter, RV was down 1-0. New Egypt was able to hold the Red Devils off for a full 15 minutes. But by the end of the second quarter, RV was fired up and was able to net seven goals, only letting one in against them, going into half-time 7-2. 

“We capitalized on our shots,” Heim said. “We worked as a team on offense and moved the ball really well. We have to keep working on running our offense more but overall I was really happy with the way we played together.”

“It was a really nice day for our offensive guys – a lot of assisted goals, and that was the plan against their zone defense. Once we got rolling and got the looks we wanted, we went on a 7-0 run in six minutes of the second quarter. It shows how good we can be when we execute,” Coach Shilling said. “In this sport, goals can be every possession so it was important we finished on top. One of my favorite things is these guys take pride in sharing the ball and are really invested in each other. They love to make one more pass and after a goal goes celebrate with them. It’s become contagious. Guys want the assists.”

By the end of the game, RV’s boys lacrosse team was able to pull off a great win. Lash had two goals and junior Cole Jorgensen, freshman Nick Marco, senior Sean Walter and senior Drew Robinson each added one also. 

“We did good with finishing the game and giving it our all,” said Heim. 

“We play together. Simple as that. As a coaching staff, we are really putting emphasis on the little things this season. They add up. Going forward, I see a team that is going to get hot at the right time,” Coach Shilling says.