High School Sports

Carrboro boys lacrosse takes down Jordan

A pair of boys lacrosse playoff teams from a year ago, met in a nonconference match that appeared in the preseason to be an early-season test for both clubs.

But it turned out Carrboro was too much for Jordan, taking an 8-0 lead into the fourth quarter before finishing with a 9-2 victory Saturday afternoon on the Jaguars’ field.

One reason for the difference is Carrboro’s mix of experience and youth includes a mature freshman in Gordon Guest. He led the Jaguars with three goals, scoring in the first, second and third periods.

“(The veterans) have taken me under their wings and helped me get better,” Guest said. “It’s good to have them on this team. Everyone contributed from the guys in the game to the guys on the sidelines.”

Carrboro remained unbeaten at 4-0 after three earlier routs by a combined margin of 48-6. Jordan, which was coming off its first win of the season in a 9-5 decision against Heritage, dropped to 1-4.

Turning point

Carrboro turned a 2-0 first-quarter lead into a 5-0 halftime advantage with goals from Chad Osborne, Guest and Greyson Magee. Osborne scored with 9:34 left in the period, so the lead was only 3-0 with four minutes to play in the half. But Guest scored with 3:59 remaining and Magee followed soon after with 3:38 remaining to intermission.

Three to know

Robert Eigenrauch, Jordan: The freshman goalie made some spectacular saves under heavy fired at the times his defense failed to support him. Eigenrauch was the soccer team’s goalie in the fall and is playing his first year of lacrosse. Falcons Coach Mike Ricucci said Eigenrauch has all-state potential as he develops in his career.

Max Cline, Carrboro: The Jaguars’ goalie was working on a shutout for 40 minutes with help of strong defensive play in front of him on both sides of the net from Jordan Fitzpatrick and Luke Knowles.

Jared Halverson, Jordan: His two fourth-quarter goals with 7:40 and 4:56 remaining allowed the Falcons to avoid a shutout.

They said it

“We’re very young. We start six freshmen out of our 10. We’re senior heavy on defense and they’re playing their tails off, but we’re playing too much defense. Our inexperience on offense shows. We had some young guys doing some bonehead things. But you keep trying to coach them up and get better each week.” – Jordan coach Mike Ricucci.

By the numbers

2: Magee joined Guest with multiple goals as he scored twice.

6: The number of Jaguars that scored overall as Osborne, Jake Melville, Brandon Richardson and Logan Marro scored one each.