The Riverview Rams (4-5, 0-1) traveled to Ft. Myers Friday evening for a non-district matchup against the Canterbury Cougars (5-5). Riverview’s goalie, senior Will Leffler kept it close in the first half, recording 8 saves on 12 shots, but the Cougars went into halftime with a 4-0 lead. Throughout the game, Canterbury dominated at the face-off circle, winning 15-out-of-19 (79%), which enabled the Cougars to control possession of the ball and, most importantly, control of the game. Canterbury pulled away in the fourth quarter, scoring 8 goals and went on to a 16-1 victory. The lone Riverview goal was scored by sophomore Toby West (his 7th goal of the season), assisted by junior Carter Unkel. Senior Will Leffler recorded 11 saves in goal for 3 quarters. Canterbury distributed their scoring down the roster, with 12 different Cougars finding the back of the net.
The Riverview Rams Varsity Boys (7-1) traveled to Ft. Myers for a non-district matchup against the #7, MaxPreps, 1A Florida ranked Canterbury Cougars (7-1) on Tuesday night and suffered their first loss of the 2021 season. The two teams started the game with some great defense, but the Cougars were able to jump out to a 5-2 lead by halftime and finished the 4th quarter with 4 goals and a 10-3 victory.
Senior Sam Lehrman had 2 goals for the Rams, and Tyler Horiuchi added a goal, as well.
Canterbury Scoring Summary: #15-Carson Fuchs (3G), #7-Holden Gaines (2G/1A), #11-Chase Thompson (2G)
Bus will leave RHS at 2:45PM
FHSAA LACROSSE – STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (ROUND 1 – REGION 3)
Ft. Myers, FL – The Rams made the road trip to Ft. Myers to take on the Canterbury Cougars for the first round of the FHSAA Lacrosse State Championship Series. These two teams played each other earlier in the season, with the Rams narrowly defeating the Cougars, 9-8, in the Ram Bowl. After one half of lacrosse, with the scored tied 1-1, it was apparent both of these teams were ready for another close battle. Each time the Rams put a string of a couple goals on the board, the Cougars would answer back with a flurry of their own. It wasn’t until later in the fourth quarter the Rams were able to put three scores in-a-row, including an empty net score by senior Jesse Clark, which enabled the Rams to secure the 9-6 victory. Riverview will now move on to play the Barron Collier Cougars (currently ranked #5 by LaxPower) in the “Round 2 – Sweet 16” of the FHSAA State Championship Series on Tuesday night at 7:30 P.M. in the Ram Bowl.