Blue Devils nip Mustang stickmen

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 12 May 2018 at 2:11 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Mason Lewis scores a goal during the Mustangs narrow loss to East Aurora this afternoon at Vets Park.

A late rally fell just short as Medina dropped a narrow 13-12 decision to East Aurora in an interdivisional lacrosse game at Vets Park this afternoon.

Trailing 12-6 after three quarters Medina came roaring back down the stretch.

The Mustangs netted five straight goals, 3 by Christian Silversmith and 2 by Brendan Luthart, to slice the deficit to just one at 12-11 with 2:40 remaining.

The teams then traded goals with Silversmith tallying for Medina with just eight seconds to go to again cut the deficit to one at 13-12.

The Mustangs won the ensuing face-off but could not net the equalizer as a shot at the buzzer sailed wide.

Medina also  got off to a quick start jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the first three and a half minutes on a burst of 3 tallies by Mason Lewis.

East Aurora though came battling back.

The Blue Devils cut the deficit to 3-2 at the end of the first period and then used a big 6-1 second quarter scoring edge to rally into an 8-4 lead at the half. A quick burst of thee goals within a span of 1:23 early in the period put the Devils on top to stay at 5-3.

East Aurora maintained a 12-6 lead at the three-quarter mark after outscoring Medina 4-2 in the third period.

Silversmith and Lewis both finished with 5 goals and Luthart 2 for Medina which has started a busy regular season ending stretch of four games in six days.

Now at 7-6 overall, the Mustangs host Gananda at 6 p.m. Monday and then visit West Seneca West on Tuesday and Lew-Port on Thursday.