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Spring Lax 2021

Game Summaries - Week Ending 5/9


The Girls U15  came out to play today. The field was a little short so the shooting space whistle was ringing in our ears but that didn't stop our girls from drive down the field to a landslide victory over Haverhill. The transitions down the line were looking good and the drives to goal were almost always successful. We saw new players trying out their screens, experienced defensive players testing their skills at attack, a settled offense, and even a few left handed shots. It was a full team effort, including our mighty goalie, and the girls (and their mothers) were all smiles when the game was done. We are on a roll and can't wait for the next one - Burlington!
Boys Select Grade 5-6
"It was all about the Friday Night Lights," said Coach Mark, after the team earn a victory over Arlington this past Friday. The first quarter was a defensive stalemate, with each team stopping each others attempts. Arlington broke through first early in the 2nd quarter. But Lexington immediately responded with two hard fought goals. Each team traded goals to round out the half. But the 2nd half belonged to Lexington - more specifically - Lexington's transition game. "In the 2nd half our offense starting seeing the openings and took advantage of them," said Coach Bobby. It was a great example of unselfish play, with all the 2nd half goals being assisted. 
Up Next: Saturday 5/15 verse Canton @ Lincoln Field 
The Girls U13 Blue Team trekked up to Haverhill on Mother's Day afternoon.  After putting in the hard work all week, the girls were ready to take the field. . . and they did not disappoint! The Blue team were able to gain control right from the draw and work the ball up field. Ground ball pick ups were much improved from last week. The attack made strong shots on goal and were able to pass the ball around the outside when driving to goal was thwarted. The defense is starting to work together to crash on attackers. Once again our goalie made some great saves and clears. Coach Brian said, "It was a real feel good game and every player got a touch on the ball."
Up Next: Bedford @ Home
Boys Grade 5-6 Gold Team
Gold Team put back on their grey tops, and took on Burlington on a sun-soaked Mother's Day! Burlington didn't waste anytime, jumping out to a 3-1 lead. "Burlington is fast and aggressive, they attack the goal really good" stated Coach Erik, "that put our boys on their heels in the 1st quarter." But Lexington wouldn't back down, and after a few defensive adjustments and some great inside looks the score was all tied up. That momentum carried into the 2nd half, with many players notching goals for Lexington to secure the win. 
Up Next: Sunday 5/16 verse Tyngsboro @ Lincoln Field
The Girls 3-4 Gold team played hard again this week. We've been focusing heavily on offensive moves over the last several weeks. This includes completed passes made at appropriate distances to specific and open players. We've especially worked on players getting open for a pass away from the ball and vocalizing. This all came together today with all the successful elements of offensive execution. On the defensive side, our longtime goalie made 8 incredible saves, coming out of the net to close off scoring angles and force an error, and a second goalie tried out the position for the first time, making 2 great saves and even earning praise from the opposing team coach. With more eager substitutes on the sidelines this week, there were fresher legs and plenty of hard fought loose balls against a very aggressive team.
Boys Grade 5-6 Blue Team
The Blue team was out on the grass fields at Woburn for an early morning Mothes Day match-up.  Lexington jumped out to an early lead with some key face-off wins pushed down quickly to the attack for great transition goals. Woburn clawed their way back with a 4-goal run to tie to the score at 7-7 towards the end of the third. With some defensive adjustments, some key saves and great middie clears, Lexington rattled off 4 goals to put the game away in the 4th quarter and improve to 4-1 as we passed the halfway point of the season.   
Up next: Sunday 5/16 versus Wakefield @ Lincoln Field
Girls Grade K-2 Teams
Sunday night was the K-2 Program’s “Mother’s Day Mania”. Even though it was a holiday, one of the most special if you as the coaches, the players took to the field to “Play Like a Girl”!  We expanded our set of drills, participated and excelled in our stick-trick challenge, and finished with “Stealing the Bacon!” The Littles finished the day with a Happy Mother’s Day cheer, tram photographs, and a rose for Mom. Special thank you to all of the mother’s who spent their special day at Lincoln Field.
Up Next: More Sunday Fun-day



by posted 05/08/2021
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