Titans Win First Round of Playoffs

Posted: July 22, 2012 by Paul Rai in Alberta Lacrosse, Box Lacrosse, Junior B Lacrosse, RMLL, Vimy Lacrosse
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Last night the Sherwood Park Titans defeated the St. Albert Crude to take the first round of the RMLL Junior B playoffs.  The Titans swept the best of three series in two games.  The first game was a 12 – 3 victory and last night was a 10 – 4 win.  Both games were physical affairs with last night being an extremely rough game.  There is very little love between the two teams and the Crude play a hard hitting brand of lacrosse.  They are led by Erik Turner, a Vimy Lacrosse alum and a current lacrosse player at Cornell University.  Of the seven goals that the Crude scored in the series he was in on six of them with 3 goals and 3 assists.  The Titans were able to limit the damage that Turner was able to do and that was a key part of the series victory.  The Titans success in the series was due to the excellent team defense and goaltending that enabled the ball to get to the hands of the offense.  It was a true team effort.

This was the first playoff series win for the Titans in a few years and it was nice to see the kids get rewarded for their hard work and dedication throughout the season.  There have been some lean years so last night`s win was huge for the organization.  The next step is the semi-finals either against Red Deer or Saskatoon.  What ever the opponent the Titans know the series will be difficult, and if not prepared to play, the season could be over fast.  It has been a great ride so far and now the team is just trying to extend the season a little bit longer.  The series win was awesome, but the players are far from satisfied.  Looking forward to more playoff action next weekend.

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