Spartans’ defense rises to challenge

Mar. 25, 2014 @ 10:57 PM

Kerr-Vance head coach Scott Burnette said Monday’s game against Parrott Academy was one of the most physical games he’s seen played at KVA in the five seasons of the Spartans’ lacrosse program.

KVA (4-1) pulled away for an 8-3 win over the Patriots, who were ranked fifth in the independent school state rankings entering the contest. The Spartans are currently ranked 10th.

“It was a good test for us,” said Burnette. “They were much bigger than us and a whole lot more physical.”

The Spartans broke a halftime deadlock at 2, scoring three minutes into the third period and led 6-2 entering the final frame.
Jordan Smith came away with 10 saves in net for KVA.

“Jordan was really big in goal for us,” said Burnette. “Our defense was really oustanding. They really tried to shove it down our throats. It was the first game our defense really stepped up and played physical.”

Emil Bruce and Drew Griggs led the Spartans in ground balls.

Burnette said Sam Fuquay controlled the game once he got the ball on his stick. The KVA junior finished with a goal and three assists.

Colin Pegram led the Spartans with four goals, adding an assist and John Carr tallied three goals.

KVA’s match at Wesleyan Christian Academy on Tuesday was postponed because of inclement weather and the Spartans won’t play again until after spring break.

KVA improves to 3-0 in middle school lacrosse

The Kerr-Vance middle school lacrosse team improved to 3-0 Monday with a 13-5 win over Parrott Academy.

Max Perry scored six times to lead KVA, Gabriel Carr had four goals and Alex Hester and John Averette each added a score.

Wednesday, the Spartans face Granville County, a team comprised of players from Northern Granville and Mary Potter middle schools.