Dramatic finishes for Farragut lacrosse girls, boys

Final 5 goals gives Lady Ads an 11-10 win; boys lose 9-8 vs. KDB Tribe

  • Looking to attack the net among all the royal blue jerseys is Farragut senior Berlynn Elliott during this game at FHS against Hiliard-Davidson Friday evening, April 5. The Lady Ads rallied to win, scoring the game’s final five goals for an 11-10 triumph. - Photos by Alan Sloan

  • Alexander Babb (43), Farragut freshman midfielder, and Eddie Gofreed (in white, right), an Ads senior midfielder, battle Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett players for ball possession during this showdown at FHS early Saturday afternoon, April 6. The Tribe broke an 8-8 tie with 1:12 to play, winning 9-8. - Photos by Alan Sloan

It was back-to-back drama within a 24-hour span from Friday evening, April 5, to early Saturday afternoon, April 6, for Farragut’s girls and boys lacrosse teams at FHS.

Head coach Pam Hill’s Lady Admirals trailed Hilliard-Davidson 10-6 late in the third period Friday evening before rallying to win 11-10, thanks to a goal in the final moments of the fourth period.

(Read details of this contest along with game details for this week — weather permitting — in the April 17 issue).

For head coach James Graf’s Farragut boys, it was a back-and-forth battle of small leads against Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett Saturday afternoon.

But in the end, the Tribe converted a goal with just 1:12 to play in the fourth period to edge the Admirals 9-8.

“Tough loss today, but I’m thinking we go back to practice …. and we work hard just to win out the rest of the season,” said senior midfielder William DeFranco, who scored a team-high four goals on nine shots.

“’I’m thankful for all the guys on the team. Really thankful for the coaches.”

“It was a tough game both ways, but it was a great game for both sides, obviously,” said sophomore attacker/midfielder Brody Gruver, who provided the assists on the Admirals’ first two goals by Brock Lockhart.

“Two amazing goalies on both sides, too. So they deserve a lot of the credit. But yeah, it was well-fought ’til the end,” he added.

Lockhart, a sophomore attacker/midfielder, ended the contest with three goals on six shots.

Junior midfielder Blake Garibay scored the other Farragut goal.

As for stopping Tribe potential goals, Farragut junior goalkeeper Baker Sandavol came up big time-after-time — ending with nine saves — a few at close range.

This boys match was the first conference game for KDB (3-2 overall record) and Farragut (5-3).