South Kent lax prevails in crosstown showdown

KENT — The South Kent School Cardinals hosted the Marvelwood School Pterodactyls for a varsity lacrosse match on May 3. South Kent led from start to finish and won the match by a score of 14-0.

South Kent School lacrosse returned this year for the first time since 2019. Despite their three-year hiatus, the players looked in good form as they took Farr Field on a bright May afternoon in South Kent.

Marvelwood’s co-ed team, composed of both male and female athletes, struggled to maintain possession against the Cardinals. South Kent controlled the ball for the majority of the game and racked up goal after goal.

The start of the game was delayed due to late referees, giving each squad some extra practice time. Warm-ups seemingly bled into the start of the game as the two teams fumbled passes that resulted in piles of struggling scoopers battling over ground balls.

Once South Kent settled into their cleats, they put the gas pedal to the floor. The Cardinals whizzed five goals past the Pterodactyl goalie to take an unanswered lead in the first quarter.

They tacked on another five in the second and looked to be enjoying their run. South Kent even got their long-poles involved in the mix, with defender Owen Bresson going coast to coast and connecting with the back of the net.

Up 10-0 at the half, South Kent shuffled their line-up and brought in some underclassmen for the third quarter. The goals kept coming as they added four more before the fourth quarter began.

In the fourth, the Marvelwood goalie was fed up and became a brick wall in the net. He fired up his defenders and refused to let another ball past.

The game ended with a final score of 14-0, putting South Kent at 2-1 for the season while Marvelwood moved to 1-7.

Corbin Carkner led the Cardinals in scoring with a hat trick. Graeme Russell and Drew Jensen each scored a pair for South Kent and Alex Mimaud, Owen Bresson, Sebastian Teitel, Filip Kuba, Hayden Campbell, Lucas Schaefer, and Carson Mitchell all scored once.

Hayden Campbell hugged the crease to score on May 3. Photo by Riley Klein

South Kent’s Logan Fessenden elevated and dished to his teammates in the game against Marvelwood. Photo by Riley Klein

Hayden Campbell hugged the crease to score on May 3. Photo by Riley Klein

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