June 3, 2014
Eden Prairie, MN
The Chanhassen Storm boys lacrosse team played the Eden Prairie Eagles last in the Section 2AA for their chance to move on in the to the State Lacrosse tournament last night in Eden Prairie.
The Storm, starting eighth grader Jadon Kerry, and utilizing the skills of former Eden Prairie varsity coach Scott Hugdahl as assistant coach, entered the field ready to take on the 2013 State Champions.
Although the game clearly started in Eden Prairie’s favor, the Storm was able to possess the ball at times, scoring twice in the first quarter.
The Eagles of Eden Prairie dominated the second quarter, clearly overwhelming the Swarms offense and defense and by the time the first half was over, the Eagles were up 8-4.
Third quarter found both teams rested and ready to battle, and this time, the Swarm showed that they too could move the ball and play aggressive defense. Jadon Kerry provided some of the highlights, bobbing and weaving through Eden Prairies defenses, and proved he clearly is someone to watch during his high school career. Although the Eagles played strong during the third quarter, the Storm showed that they were by no means defeated by the reigning State Champions, scoring four goals to the Eagles three, ending the quarter 11-8.
As quickly as you can blow out a candle, the Swarm faded in the fourth while the Eagles rallied to play stellar offense and defense as the skies turned darker, and easily won the game 15-8.
The Eden Prairie Eagles next play the Edina Hornets on Wednesday, June 4th at Armstrong High School at 7.00 pm, for the Section 2AA Championship.
Photos and story by Peter Russell.