Risky play hurts Lansdale Catholic in loss to La Salle

LANSDALE — Friday’s Philadelphia Catholic League matchup featured one team in Lansdale Catholic who is on the brink of becoming a good team that is ready to compete in the Philadelphia Catholic League versus LaSalle, a perennial power house team in the conference and in the state. The thoroughbred Explorers outclassed the Crusaders en route to a 13-3 route.

“There was no style points,’ LaSalle coach Bill Leahy said. “A win is a win, its good. March on to the next one.’

The Explorer attack started right away as it scored six goals on 15 shots. The shots kept coming in waves as they fired 43 shots for the game at the LC cage. Crusaders goalie Bobby Bausman made 21 stops on the potent LaSalle attack. Colin Cahill and Brett Baskin led the attack for the Explorers as they combined for six goals and nine points on the afternoon.

The biggest problem for LC was figuring out the LaSalle defense. The Explorers big athletic back line pressure the Crusader offense into 26 turnovers. All turnovers are not created equal as the turnovers became sloppier as the game wore on for the Crusaders which became a problem as it continually put pressure on the LC defense to keep getting stops.

“We’re trying to play a different style that teams in the past,’ LC coach Sean Gracey said. “We’re trying to play schemes rather than plays. So I asked the kids to take some chances, take some risks and we have to learn from those risks.’

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