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Third-Quarter Surge Powers Piranhas Past Blaze, 17-14
Warwick, Ri. – Hoping to capture their first win of the season, the Piranhas lacrosse team picked up a hard-fought 17-14 victory over hosts Blaze lacrosse Friday Night at Teamworks in Warwick.
The Piranhas (1-3) earned its first win over Blaze lacrosse in program history. 17 goals are also the most scored against Blaze or any other opponent in program history since the programs started playing each other in 2020.
The Piranhas were met with a 2-goal deficit to begin the first quarter but responded with 4 unanswered goals before Blaze closed the first quarter with a goal to keep the gap to 1 goal. Piranhas then scores 4 more goals while keeping the Blaze to just 3 goals and ending the half at 8-6. The Piranhas would then put a defensive clinic by holding the Blaze to 1 goal and going on to score 5 unanswered goals. Blaze had tried to fight their way back into the game from the 13-7 3rd quarter by scoring 4 goals at the beginning of the 4th quarter, but Piranhas would slow them down by scoring three more goals, leaving Blaze a tough battle of scoring 4 more goals but have it end with another goal 1 goal to end the game 17-14.
*Piranhas was led by 6 goals a piece from junior forward Shea Gonynor and sophomore forward Seamus Hartnett
*Senior attack Gio Arman tallied 3 goals and a career-high 7 assists and 10 points
*In a complete game, freshman goalie Grady Brown earned his first career victory by earning 19 saves to preserve the win
*Junior transition Keegan Rose had gone 14-22 in faceoffs while throwing up 1 goal, 2 assists, and picking up 8 loose balls
*Senior Defender Sean Cotton picked up 8 loose balls while causing 4 turnovers, along with help from freshman defender Kenneth Rondeau had 4 takeaways with 3 loose balls and junior defender Aiden LaRoche had 3 takeaways with 5 loose balls.
Piranhas Head Coach Tyrese Perez
“I can’t say how proud I am that our guys didn’t commit a penalty. It’s been something that has held us back in the past, and the development and maturity are showing now. We fully respect Blaze as an opponent and knew they were skilled. Experience was what allowed us to take the win this time. They have been griding since the tough losses at Pioneer Valley, and we have a lot of younger guys playing for us this year, and they have been keeping up great. Keegan Rose has been huge for us as a guy who can play everywhere from the draws to the offense and defensive ends of the field. Grady Brown had made huge saves to keep us in the game, especially when Blaze tried to make the push in the last quarter.
Offensively we have been in good hands settling the ball in Gio Arman’s stick, which gives guys like Shea Gonynor and Seamus Hartnett great opportunities to show their skills of putting the ball in the back of the net. Defensively we had a 7th-grade, 8th-grader, 2 freshmen, and a sophomore out together at some point, and they did their jobs.
Certainly we have to come together again this week and make the necessary adjustments to finish strong for the season, but overall I’m very happy with the strides they’re making. It’s a young team, and the seniors we do have are setting a great example."
The Piranhas will be going west for the Valentine Matchup Tournament hosted by Oaks on Sunday, February 12th.
Winter Box Lacrosse
This Summer has come to a close with some high notes for many of our players, with a majority of them even being players to return again in the Fall. Of those players, many have matched or even broken game, season records, and career records
First, we will go through people who matched game records:
Colton LaRose finished his season matching 2 goals against Rip-IT at the Bulldog Brawl. Chris Sanborn and Michael Halstead also got 2 goals against Connecticut Valley at the Mid-Summer Classic. LaRose, Halstead, and Sanborn now share the goal record with Nathan Taylor, Ryan Etzo, and Cam Dewolf. Sean Morton matched the FO win record of 9, which is tied with Colin Falconer.
Onto the broken game records, Gio Arman broke the game record of assists with3 assists against the Connecticut Cougars. The record of 2 had never been broken but matched by Ryan Etzo, Cam Dewolf, Aidan Swift, Colton LaRose, and Nathan Taylor. Both Arman and LaRose broke the game record for points, which had previously been 4. Arman broke the record with his 1 goal and 3 assist performance against Connecticut Cougars, while LaRose tied the new record the game after with 2 goals and 2 assists vs Connecticut Valley.
As far as season records go, 3 season records were broken. Colton Larose broke Nathan Taylor’s 6 goals with his 8 goals for the season. Gio Arman also broke Taylor’s, Dewolf’s, and Kobe’s assist record of 4 assists with his own season-high of 8 assists in a season. Both LaRose and Arman broke Taylor’s point record of 10 with their point record of 12 in a season!
As far as Career records go, Gio Arman is now the holder of the assist career record with 10 assists. Arman also holds the point record with 16 points in his career.
The team also broke team records. A team-high of goals (28), assists (23), and points(51) were achieved.
Bulldog Brawl 2022
First day our guys hit the field in tournament format!
Games are played at Bryant University.
First game is against Penguins at 8 am on Field 5
Second game is against RIP-IT at 9:30 on Field 5
Players should arrive at 7:30 AM.
Lets get after it!
Summer Lacrosse Team Youth and Highschool team announced
Piranhas Lacrosse will be forming teams for both High School and Middle this summer. We will be starting practices in May/June in order to prepare for tournaments in mid-late July.
Middle school players can sign up on this link
High School players can sign up on this link
Please fill out this form as soon as you can.
Excited for this summer season.