Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Galena Boy's and Girl's Teams Sweep High School Lacrosse Championships


Reno, Nev. (May 7, 2013)— The Galena girls’ lacrosse team won 9 – 7 in a see-saw game against the Northwest Coyotes to clinch the 2013 Girls High School Lacrosse Championship for the second year running. A strong regular season saw the Coyotes (comprised of players from Reno and McQueen high schools) put up a good fight against a short bench from Galena High School. The Grizzly girls’ team was without a number of regular players including freshman standouts Madison Bulera and Ashley Agrella. Though a few players were missing, the Grizzlies buckled down under the leadership of coaches Alex Treadwell and Rachel Kral, and the play of top scorer Kennedy Riggs. With the loss, the Coyotes finish second in the six-team league, with Bishop Manogue placing third in their first year fielding a girls’ lacrosse team.
The varsity boys’ lacrosse contest pitted the top seeds Reno and Galena in the first-ever lacrosse night-game in Grizzly Stadium.

The Reno Huskies, led by UNR graduate John Funk, scored the first goal of the contest, but the momentum of the game changed quickly as Galena went on a five-goal run.


Logan Harger (Sr., M)
Reno’s defense was led by strong senior performances from Austin Lapp and Jonah Wood but Galena continued to find the back of the net with goals and assists coming from senior captains Jake Immonen and Mike Wegener. Galena entered halftime with a sizeable 10-3 lead and continued to score in the second half due in part to hard work in transition by senior Logan Harger, who was named the game’s MVP. Despite strong play from Reno’s Quinton Jardon and his line, the Galena defense, thwarted repeated scoring attempts by the Huskies. That defense was led by senior goalie Connor McKeeman, and senior defensemen Cass Honebein and Tucker Stosic. At the final horn, Galena had tallied 17 goals to Reno’s 6, giving the seasoned Galena squad, led by head coach Al Garner, the high school championship for the second year running. Second and third place in the league went to Reno and Bishop Manogue, respectively, with McQueen coming in fourth followed by Spanish Springs.

High Sierra Lacrosse League (HSLL) includes five varsity boys’ teams, eight junior varsity ‘ teams, and six varsity girls’ teams in its 2013 high school program. HSLL is committed to providing fun and motivational lacrosse instruction and competitive opportunities to youth and high school players throughout the Truckee Meadows and Tahoe Basin. For more information visit
www.highsierralax.org.

Jackie Allen
Media Relations

jackie.allen@highsierralax.org

Galena's Justin Nelson (Sr., M) drives against a Reno defenseman



Scoreboard at halftime of HSLL Championship