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Jackson Polar Bear Lacrosse

Apr 16, 2018 - POLAR BEARS BLOW PAST SOLON

Varsity Notes:

The Jackson Polar Bears traveled north to play their regional foe Solon on a gorgeous spring night this past Friday.  After 46 shots and several quality scoring opportunities, Jackson came home with a solid 12-4 win.

Offensively, the team was clicking and produced plenty of quality looks at the cage.  John Thomas (one assist) and Carson Potere showed why they are two of the best in the area by scoring four goals each.  Cole Remlinger lead the team from the attack position and contributed two goals and two assists.  Dominic Faiella and Joe Faflik each chipped in one goal and one assist.  Chance Clevenger had one assist, but had a huge day at the face-off X going 15/19.

Defensively, the team was solid and limited Solon's scoring chances by only giving up 22 shots.  EJ Paulhardt held Solon's main threat to only one goal on the night.  Ben Burch earned the defensive game ball for his tough on ball efforts.  Justin Novak was all over the field scooping up seven groundballs on the day.  Adam Kelly made some clutch saves throughout the game to eliminate any offensive momentum for Solon.

Jackson returns to action against a tough Chagrin Falls squad on Tuesday.

Junior Varsity Notes:

The junior varsity continued their winning ways by defeating Solon by a score of 11-1.  After a slow first half, the team came alive in the third quarter to break the game open.  They are now 8-1 on the season.

Game Stats:

Jackson 12  Solon 4

Goals: Thomas 4, Potere, 4, Remlinger 2, Faiella, Faflik

Assists: Remlinger 2, Thomas, Faiella, Faflik, Clevenger

Saves: Kelly 7

Apr 12, 2018 - BEARS FLY PAST THE GOLDEN EAGLES

Varsity Notes:

Coming off a rough loss the night before, the Polar Bears got the chance to get right back at it by facing GlenOak on Wednesday night.  The team was able to get a season high 23 players into the game to contribute to the 20-3 win.  Overall, thirteen players registered at least one point on the night.  

Offensively, the team was extremely balanced and it was great to see multiple players contribute to the scoring effort.  Dominic Faiella had a big night with five goals and one assist and received the offensive game ball.  Luke Walker, Victor Shott, and EJ Paulhardt all registered their first ever varsity goals.  Chance Clevenger, Victor Shott, and Alex Shepherd were dominate at the face-off X going 23/25.

Defensively, the defense was lead by senior Nick Smith who earned his first varsity win and the defensive game ball in goal with six saves.

The Polar Bears return to action on Friday as they travel to Solon for a big regional match-up.

Junior Varsity Notes:

The junior varsity won by a score of 21-0.  The team played very unselfish lacrosse as everyone looked to get their teammates involved.  Fan favorite, Hector Rodriquez, scored his first career goal in the win.  Every dressed player received valuable playing time.

Game Stats:

Jackson 20  GlenOak 3

Goals: Faiella 5, Faflik 4, Novak 2, Dennis 2, Walker, Potere, Thomas, Shank, Clevenger, Paulhardt, Shott

Assists: Thomas 3, Dennis 3, Potere 2, Faiella, Hudas, Hoover

Saves: Smith 6

Apr 12, 2018 - JACKSON BATTLES, BUT FALLS SHORT AT HUDSON

Varsity Notes:

Jackson traveled to Hudson Tuesday night to take on regional foe Hudson.  In a back and forth battle, the Polar Bears fell 12-9 after a hard fought contest.

Offensively, the team was lead again by John Thomas.  He finished with a game high five goals and received a gameball for his tireless effort all over the field.  Carson Potere and Cole Remlinger (one assist) each scored two goals and Andrew Barnes and Jack Dennis each had an assist.  

Defensively, the team did a great job of limiting Hudson's fast break run and gun offense.  However, costly turnovers lead to too many opportunities for the high energy Hudson offense.  The defense did a great job of creating turnovers and improved greatly in the clearing game.  Victor Shott earned a gameball for his strong one on one defense and all around hustle.  Adam Kelly came up with some big saves throughout the game en route to a 12 save night.

Junior Varsity Notes:

The junior varsity lost a heart-breaker to Hudson in overtime by a score of 7-6.  Brady Hawke had a huge game in goal and Alex Shepherd did a great job at the face-off X.  Overall, the team showed a lot of heart by battling back after being down 5-1 and continues to improve!

Game Stats:

Hudson 12  Jackson 9

Goals: Thomas 5, Potere 2, Remlinger 2

Assists: Dennis, Barnes, Remlinger

Saves: Kelly 12

Apr 10, 2018 - BEARS WIN ON THE LAKE OVER MENTOR

Varsity Notes:

The Polar Bears traveled to Mentor last Friday and came home with a 13-4 win over the Cardinals on a windy and cold night.  Offensively, John Thomas continued to show his skills by scoring seven goals on the night.  Dominic Faiella had a strong game registering two goals and one assist.  Defensively, Adam Kelly had a big night in the cage registering 13 saves and the team's game ball.  The team needs to be much more efficient with ball control as they head to Hudson for their next regional contest.

Junior Varsity Notes:

The junior varsity remained undefeated on the year after a 14-6 win over Mentor.

Game Stats:

Jackson 13  Mentor 4

Goals: Thomas 7, Remlinger 2, Faiella 2, Clevenger, Dennis

Assists: Potere 2, Remlinger 2, Faiella, Clevenger

Saves: Kelly 13

Apr 5, 2018 - HIGH WINDS AND HIGH SCORES LEAD TO WIN OVER GREEN

Varsity Notes:

The Polar Bears returned from spring break to take on Green on a cold and snowy night in Jackson.  Although inconsistent at times, the Polar Bears were victorious by a score of 13-3.

Offensively, Jackson struggled to find a consistent rhythm, but had a nice six goal run in the third quarter to help put the game away.  Chance Clevenger earned the Offensive Game Ball for his two goals and battles at the face-off X.  Freshman Will Hoover made the most of his time on the field and registered his first career high school goals.  Carson Potere (two goals, two assists), John Thomas (four goals, 1 assist), Dominic Faiella (one goal, two assists), Cole Remlinger (two goals, two assists), and Joe Faflik (two assists) all contributed to the offensive output.

Defensively, the Jackson defense limited Green to low percentage opportunities and did a great job in the clearing game.  Justin Novak earned the Defensive Game Ball for his hustle, passion, and five groundballs.  Adam Kelly (6 saves) and Nick Smith (4 saves) both saw time in the cage.

Jackson will travel to Mentor this Friday for another region 2 match-up.

Junior Varsity Notes:

The junior varsity moved to  5-0 on the season with a 10-5 over Green.  Cullin Smith registered his first goal of the season and defenseman Ethan Hunter had a nice game contributing in the clearing game.

Game Stats:

Jackson 13  Green 3

Goals: Thomas 4, Potere 2, Remlinger 2, Hoover 2, Clevenger 2, Faiella

Assists: Potere 2, Remlinger 2, Faiella 2, Faflik 2, Thomas

Saves: Kelly 6, Smith 4

Mar 29, 2018 - BEARS BATTLE BACK TO DEFEAT ST. FRANCIS

Varsity Notes:

The Jackson Lacrosse team traveled to Toledo to take on St. Francis Desales on a rainy Tuesday night.  The Polar Bears had a great start, but were eventually down 9-5 in the third quarter.  However, Jackson had other plans in mind and put together a stingy effort to complete the comeback in a 13-11 win.

Offensively, the team came hungry against the St. Francis zone defense and took 40 shots.  John Thomas showed his competitive spirit and scored a career-high eight goals.  Carson Potere got the scoring going with the first two goals of the game.  Cole Novak continued to show improvement and registered two goals and one assist, but made some big plays between the lines.  Cole Remlinger continued his monster start to the season with one goal and six assists.  Jack Dennis came in and had a huge assist on the game tying goal.  Chance Clevenger battled all night long at the faceoff X taking all 27 and added an assist.

Defensively, the Polar Bears started off hot and pressured the St. Francis offense into turnovers.  After suffering seven second quarter goals, the defense locked it down the rest of the game.  Justin Novak did a great job covering St. Francis's top midfielder and was a major part of the clearing game.  The defense did a great job of regrouping and making key plays in the second half.

The Polar Bears will take on Green when they return from spring break.

Junior Varsity Notes:

The Junior Varsity moved to 4-0 on the season with a 17-4 win.  The team had multiple goal scorers and many players had the opportunity to see quality playing time.

Game Stats:

Jackson 13  Toledo St. Francis 11

Goals: Thomas 8, Potere 2, C. Novak 2, Remlinger

Assists: Remlinger 6, Thomas, Potere, Clevenger, C. Novak, Dennis

Saves: Kelly 11

Mar 27, 2018 - JACKSON BLASTS PAST BEES FOR SECOND WIN OF THE SEASON

Varsity Notes:

The Polar Bears registered their second win over Brecksville this past Saturday.

Offensively, the Polar Bears registered at least one point from eleven different players.  Cole Remlinger continued his strong start to his junior campaign registering five goals and four assists.  Carson Potere (four goals, two assists) and John Thomas (three goals, two assists) continue to grow as a powerful one-two punch from the midfield.  Cole Novak earned the team's "Trash Can" belt for his tough play between the lines which lead to one goal and one assist.  Cameron Shank and Jack Dennis each registered their first career varsity goals.  Chance Clevenger continued to be a force at the face-off X and earned a career high three point day with two goals and one assist.  Ben Hastings (two assists), Joe Faflik (one goal, one assist), Dominic Faiella (two assists), and Dylan Mueller (one assist) rounded out the scoring column.

Defensively, the Polar Bears controlled the Brecksville offense throughout the game.  The starting poles of Ben Burch, EJ Paulhardt, and Andrew Barnes continued to grow.  Adam Kelly and Nick Smith both saw time in cage to solidify the win.

The Polar Bears travel to Toledo this Tuesday to take on Division 2 powerhouse Toledo St. Francis.

Junior Varsity Notes:

The Junior Varsity moved to 3-0 on the season by a score of 14-0.  Gabe Hudas had a great game from the midfield!

Game Stats:

Jackson 18  Brecksville 5

Goals: Remlinger 5, Potere 4 Thomas 3, Clevenger 2, Faflik, C. Novak, Dennis, Shank

Assists: Remlinger 4, Thomas 2, Potere 2 Faiella 2, Hastings 2, Clevenger, C. Novak, Clevenger, Mueller

Saves: Kelly 8, Smith

 

 

 

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