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Boyer lifts Eagles to lacrosse win

BY JIM SWING

Marcus Boyer stood all alone on the sideline minutes after the final horn had sounded, gazing onto the muddied field with eye black dripping down his face.

Colonial Forge’s senior attacker had just torched Brooke Point with a game-high five goals in the Eagles’ 16–3 win in the Commonwealth District semifinals Tuesday night.

Boyer, charged with the task of helping replace a player who was benched for missing practice the week before, led a poised offense that carried a relentless attack.

“He stepped up and played well tonight,” Colonial Forge head coach Blair Penny said after the game. “It was nice to see Marcus step up and fill that void, especially with the points.”

Colonial Forge (15–0) will host North Stafford in the Commonwealth District championship Wednesday night. The Wolverines edged Mountain View 12–11 in Monday’s other semifinal.

Compared to the final three quarters, the Eagles’ offense was slow in the first 12 minutes of play.

Regardless, Colonial Forge jumped out to a three-goal lead to close the first quarter.

“At the beginning it started a little sketchy,” Boyer said. “Our coach told us to get it fired up, and we started running our offense.”

After tacking on three more goals in the second quarter, the Eagles really caught fire.

Senior attacker Austin Sims scored two of his four goals at the opening of the second half to help charge what would be a six-goal third quarter for the Eagles.

Senior midfielder Brandon Bailey added a pair of unassisted goals just under four minutes apart to help Colonial Forge grab an 11-goal lead heading into the final quarter.

The Eagles stuck to their game plan, controlling the pace and possession for much of the evening.

“Our focus was really just possessing the ball and keeping their defense out,” Penny said. “So if they want to come out and play us they’ve got to come far out, and it’s nice and spread. It gives us good passing lanes.”

Colonial Forge piled on a pair of insurance goals in the fourth quarter to close out the Black-Hawks and advance to the district championship.

“That’s just our game plan through the rest of the season, and that’s what we’ve been doing,” Boyer said. “And we’re taking it to the state championship.”

Jake Maupin, Brad Schmitt and Reed Kaucher each had one goal for the Eagles.

Brooke Point finished 8–8.

“I feel good,” Penny said. “We’ve got some work to do for tomorrow just to shore some things up that were a little sloppy today.”

Jim Swing: 540/374-5440

jswing@freelancestar.com

BY JIM SWING

Marcus Boyer stood all alone on the sideline minutes after the final horn had sounded, gazing onto the muddied field with eye black dripping down his face.

Colonial Forge’s senior attacker had just torched Brooke Point with a game-high five goals in the Eagles’ 16–3 win in the Commonwealth District semifinals Tuesday night.

Boyer, charged with the task of helping replace a player who was benched for missing practice the week before, led a poised offense that carried a relentless attack.

“He stepped up and played well tonight,” Colonial Forge head coach Blair Penny said after the game. “It was nice to see Marcus step up and fill that void, especially with the points.”

Colonial Forge (15–0) will host North Stafford in the Commonwealth District championship Wednesday night. The Wolverines edged Mountain View 12–11 in Monday’s other semifinal.

Compared to the final three quarters, the Eagles’ offense was slow in the first 12 minutes of play.

Regardless, Colonial Forge jumped out to a three-goal lead to close the first quarter.

“At the beginning it started a little sketchy,” Boyer said. “Our coach told us to get it fired up, and we started running our offense.”

After tacking on three more goals in the second quarter, the Eagles really caught fire.

Senior attacker Austin Sims scored two of his four goals at the opening of the second half to help charge what would be a six-goal third quarter for the Eagles.

Senior midfielder Brandon Bailey added a pair of unassisted goals just under four minutes apart to help Colonial Forge grab an 11-goal lead heading into the final quarter.

The Eagles stuck to their game plan, controlling the pace and possession for much of the evening.

“Our focus was really just possessing the ball and keeping their defense out,” Penny said. “So if they want to come out and play us they’ve got to come far out, and it’s nice and spread. It gives us good passing lanes.”

Colonial Forge piled on a pair of insurance goals in the fourth quarter to close out the Black-Hawks and advance to the district championship.

“That’s just our game plan through the rest of the season, and that’s what we’ve been doing,” Boyer said. “And we’re taking it to the state championship.”

Jake Maupin, Brad Schmitt and Reed Kaucher each had one goal for the Eagles.

Brooke Point finished 8–8.

“I feel good,” Penny said. “We’ve got some work to do for tomorrow just to shore some things up that were a little sloppy today.”

Jim Swing: 540/374-5440

jswing@freelancestar.com

BY JIM SWING

Marcus Boyer stood all alone on the sideline minutes after the final horn had sounded, gazing onto the muddied field with eye black dripping down his face.

Colonial Forge’s senior attacker had just torched Brooke Point with a game-high five goals in the Eagles’ 16–3 win in the Commonwealth District semifinals Tuesday night.

Boyer, charged with the task of helping replace a player who was benched for missing practice the week before, led a poised offense that carried a relentless attack.

“He stepped up and played well tonight,” Colonial Forge head coach Blair Penny said after the game. “It was nice to see Marcus step up and fill that void, especially with the points.”

Colonial Forge (15–0) will host North Stafford in the Commonwealth District championship Wednesday night. The Wolverines edged Mountain View 12–11 in Monday’s other semifinal.

Compared to the final three quarters, the Eagles’ offense was slow in the first 12 minutes of play.

Regardless, Colonial Forge jumped out to a three-goal lead to close the first quarter.

“At the beginning it started a little sketchy,” Boyer said. “Our coach told us to get it fired up, and we started running our offense.”

After tacking on three more goals in the second quarter, the Eagles really caught fire.

Senior attacker Austin Sims scored two of his four goals at the opening of the second half to help charge what would be a six-goal third quarter for the Eagles.

Senior midfielder Brandon Bailey added a pair of unassisted goals just under four minutes apart to help Colonial Forge grab an 11-goal lead heading into the final quarter.

The Eagles stuck to their game plan, controlling the pace and possession for much of the evening.

“Our focus was really just possessing the ball and keeping their defense out,” Penny said. “So if they want to come out and play us they’ve got to come far out, and it’s nice and spread. It gives us good passing lanes.”

Colonial Forge piled on a pair of insurance goals in the fourth quarter to close out the Black-Hawks and advance to the district championship.

“That’s just our game plan through the rest of the season, and that’s what we’ve been doing,” Boyer said. “And we’re taking it to the state championship.”

Jake Maupin, Brad Schmitt and Reed Kaucher each had one goal for the Eagles.

Brooke Point finished 8–8.

“I feel good,” Penny said. “We’ve got some work to do for tomorrow just to shore some things up that were a little sloppy today.”

Jim Swing: 540/374-5440

jswing@freelancestar.com

BY JIM SWING

Marcus Boyer stood all alone on the sideline minutes after the final horn had sounded, gazing onto the muddied field with eye black dripping down his face.

Colonial Forge’s senior attacker had just torched Brooke Point with a game-high five goals in the Eagles’ 16–3 win in the Commonwealth District semifinals Tuesday night.

Boyer, charged with the task of helping replace a player who was benched for missing practice the week before, led a poised offense that carried a relentless attack.

“He stepped up and played well tonight,” Colonial Forge head coach Blair Penny said after the game. “It was nice to see Marcus step up and fill that void, especially with the points.”

Colonial Forge (15–0) will host North Stafford in the Commonwealth District championship Wednesday night. The Wolverines edged Mountain View 12–11 in Monday’s other semifinal.

Compared to the final three quarters, the Eagles’ offense was slow in the first 12 minutes of play.

Regardless, Colonial Forge jumped out to a three-goal lead to close the first quarter.

“At the beginning it started a little sketchy,” Boyer said. “Our coach told us to get it fired up, and we started running our offense.”

After tacking on three more goals in the second quarter, the Eagles really caught fire.

Senior attacker Austin Sims scored two of his four goals at the opening of the second half to help charge what would be a six-goal third quarter for the Eagles.

Senior midfielder Brandon Bailey added a pair of unassisted goals just under four minutes apart to help Colonial Forge grab an 11-goal lead heading into the final quarter.

The Eagles stuck to their game plan, controlling the pace and possession for much of the evening.

“Our focus was really just possessing the ball and keeping their defense out,” Penny said. “So if they want to come out and play us they’ve got to come far out, and it’s nice and spread. It gives us good passing lanes.”

Colonial Forge piled on a pair of insurance goals in the fourth quarter to close out the Black-Hawks and advance to the district championship.

“That’s just our game plan through the rest of the season, and that’s what we’ve been doing,” Boyer said. “And we’re taking it to the state championship.”

Jake Maupin, Brad Schmitt and Reed Kaucher each had one goal for the Eagles.

Brooke Point finished 8–8.

“I feel good,” Penny said. “We’ve got some work to do for tomorrow just to shore some things up that were a little sloppy today.”

Jim Swing: 540/374-5440

jswing@freelancestar.com

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