Both the U11 and U13 Valley Laxerz teams concluded their first organized lacrosse season last week.
The U11 team completed its regular season with a record of 7-5.
The best showing of the year came last Tuesday against a very good and strong Mountain Top team. The Laxerz spotted Mountain Top a 7-2 lead in the third period but came roaring back to capture a very hard fought 8-7 win.
Matt Zasada played outstanding in net, stopping a majority of hard shots along the way. Contributing to the comback and scoring his first goal, Michael Mondlak tied the game at seven in the fourth period.
First-year players Ray Sabatini, Max Schwabe, Mike Mundlak, Adam Kelly, Stone Magagna, Sal Mansi, Michael Mondlak, Noah Donahue, Chase Yochem, goalie Matt Zasada, Gavin Lahart and Jack Clancy joined Dominic Deluca, Trent Hilbert and Jake Kozden in making up the U11 team.
In the nightcap, the U13 team completed its regular season with a record of 8-3-2.
After scoring the first two goals of the game, the 13s let Mountain Top back in the game and upended the Laxerz, 9-3. This was the second time this year that the 13s have either been leading or tied with Mountain Top only to see it slip away in the second half.
This team is also set up with a lot of first-year players, including Joe Gorman, Robbie Trottini, Tyler Mackell, Conor McCormick, Sam Greenfield, Jacob Urban, Matt Walsh, Mark Bulford, Derek Ambrosino, Matt Benton, Greg McDade, Patrick Musinski, Harrison Kayton, Noah Johnson, Dimitri Dipietro, Ethan Hosier, Austin Kleinburger, Caleb Graham, and Sal Gurnari. Joining the first-year players on the U13 team were Shayne Lukasavage, Dylan Roebuck, goalie FJ Braccini, Jakob Switzer, Anthony Scalzo, Peter Fox, Dominic Deluca, Trent Hilbert and Jake Kozden.
The organization held a family fun day on Saturday, June 1 at the Exeter Panther field in celebration of a very successful first year. In its first year, the Laxerz have made it possible for 40 players in the Wyoming and Pittston Areas to learn and enjoy the game of lacrosse and look to grow and expand on this number next year.
Over the winter, the organization will host play days to introduce the game to those interested in playing lacrosse. Dates and times will be posted in the various media.