Lacrosse: River boys have season to remember|
In the days after his team’s 8-6 loss to Columbus DeSales in the Division II state lacrosse title game, Rocky River head coach Steve Anderson looked back at his Pirates’ historic season.
“We were ready to play. It’s a different experience,” said Anderson, who in his third season led River to its first state semifinal win and a berth in the championship game.
“DeSales is a very good team,” Anderson said, whose team trailed 8-2 before rallying in the fourth quarter. “We really didn’t touch the ball much in the third quarter. We finally got things going on the offensive side in the fourth.
“The kids gave it their all, and that’s all you can ask for as a coach,” he added...
Defense, Tjotjos goals send River to state lax final|
With the final minute of the game ticking off the scoreboard clock, all Rocky River head coach Steve Anderson could do was watch.
His Pirates were leading University School, 8-7, in the Division II state lacrosse semifinals. An illegal procedure call had given the Preppers the ball moments earlier, and now it was up to the River defense to get the job done.
“Come on defense. Come on...,” Anderson said to himself as goalie Aaron Blossey and the River defense deflected a USchool shot with 24 seconds left with the Preppers a man up. Then with 10 seconds left, the Pirates recovered a fumbled ball and sent it flying down field...
River lax returns to Elite Eight with win over Bay|
Through one quarter of play, the Bay boys lacrosse team was holding its own against Rocky River. The Rockets’ defense was holding as the Pirates held a slim 2-0 lead after the first 12 minutes.
But with River already having a 14-3 shot advantage, the bottom fell out quickly for Bay.
The Pirates, the number one team in the Division II Northwest Division, scored five unassisted goals in the second quarter and advanced to the Elite Eight with a 14-4 win Wednesday night. Rocky River has now advanced...
Last-minute goal rallies 'Riders past Rocky River|
In the midst of its toughest stretch of games so far this season, Rocky River head coach Steve Anderson knew his Pirates would be facing a number of challenges.
After an exhilarating 7-6 win Saturday afternoon at St. Edward, Anderson’s Pirates had faced the first challenge head on and came out on top. Tuesday night, an early 4-1 deficit against visiting Kent Roosevelt had River in unfamiliar territory.
Even more challenges lied ahead...
Big second quarter gets St. Edward past Demons|
With the final seconds of the first quarter ticking away, Westlake’s Adam Sandor took a pass from Jake Bechtel and zipped the ball past St. Edward goalie Drew Simpson.
That gave the Demons a 3-2 lead over the Eagles, a lead that proved to be short-lived. The visitors exploded for eight goals in the second quarter and fought off a second-half rally by the Demons for a 17-10 win Friday night at Read Field.
It was just the third loss of the season for the young Demons, who fell to 6-3...
Rebuild? Tone set as River boys lacrosse reloads|
For some programs, losing a large senior class can mean a rebuilding program is right around the corner.
That doesn’t seem to be the case this season for the Rocky River boys lacrosse team.
The Pirates, who advanced to the Division II Final Four last season, are off to a solid 6-1 start under third-year head coach Steve Anderson. This week, they knocked off Avon Lake, 13-2, and began preparing for a challenging stretch of games over the next week. On Saturday afternoon...
Video: Pirates vs Tigers women's lacrosse|
Rocky River Lady Pirates took on the visiting Chagrin Falls Lady Tigers in varsity women\'s lacrosse.
Larry stopped by to catch some first half action.
Big first quarter leads River lax to win over Bay|
Last Saturday, the Rocky River boys lacrosse team had a four-goal lead turn into a 6-5 loss to St. Francis DeSales. On Tuesday night, head coach Steve Anderson was anxious to see how his team would bounce back against visiting Bay.
It didn’t take long for Anderson to find out.
The Pirates outshot the Rockets, 14-1, in the first quarter on their way to a 5-0 lead. They withstood two Bay rallies and came away with a 13-7 win to move to 4-1...
Video: Mags vs Hawken women's lacrosse|
The Magnificat Blue Streaks hosted the women from Hawken for a varsity lacrosse match at Tri-City Park.
Larry got some first half photo and video action.