Riverview Rams @ Venice Indians (FHSAA 2A-D12 Playoffs – Semi-Final)

The Riverview Rams traveled to Venice to play in the FHSAA Division 2A, District 12, Semi-finals.
2024 FHSAA Boys Lacrosse District Tournament 2A District 12

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Riverview Rams @ Venice Indians

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Riverview Rams @ Venice Indians

The Riverview Rams (4-2, 3-1) Varsity Girls lacrosse team started the week on the road against the Venice Indians (1-6, 0-3), cruising to a 17-3 victory. Eight different Rams contributed to the scoring, with Junior CC Hackl and Senior Alexandra Hernandez leading the Rams with 4 goals, apiece. Junior Caroline Steinwachs had 3 points (2G/1A) to go along with her 8 draw controls, 5 groundballs and 2 takeaways. Riverview had a strong performance at the draw circle, winning 17 out of the 22 draws in the game (77%).

Congratulations to Junior CC Hackl who recorded her 100th career point as a Ram, moving her into 4th place on Riverview’s “All-time Points” leaderboard.

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Riverview Rams @ Venice Indians

The Rams (6-2) traveled to Venice on Friday night for a District 12 matchup against the Venice Indians (2-3), and cruised to a 16-6 victory.  The Rams jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the first quarter, and finished the game with 6 goals in the 4th quarter.

The Rams scoring was led by Seniors Kevin Southerland with 7 points (4G/3A) and Ken Kaiser with 5 points (4G/1A).  Andrew Dirocco netted 3 goals.  Riverview’s defense scoured the field, picking up 12 groundballs and 3 takeaways, led by John Cox (3GB) and Eli Renick (2GB/1TA).

One bright side for Venice was their EMO (Extra Man Opportunity) play, as all six of their goals were against the Rams’ man-down defense.

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Riverview Rams @ Venice Indians

It’s been nearly three years since the Riverview Rams Varsity Girls (6-1) played the Venice Indians (3-4), and by the time the final horn sounded, there was no doubt the two teams were ready to rekindle the rivalry. The Rams jumped out to a quick, 5-0 lead halfway through the first half when Caroline Steinwachs and Susan Lowther each snapped in a couple goals for the Rams, along with another goal by Clara Keyvani, but Venice’s Sophia Santagata quickly contribute an early hat trick (3 goals) to trim the Riverview lead to 8-5 when the first half ended.  In the second half, the Indians started to mount a comeback when Senior Gianna Falbo and Santagata each scored three more goals, but it was not enough to close the gap on the Rams lead, as Riverview went on to secure the 13-11 win.

Riverview’s Lowther had another strong game, picking up eight points (2G/6A), 6 draw control wins and 6 groundballs.  Senior Clara Keyvani had one of her best games of the season, scoring 4 goals. The freshmen Caroline Steinwachs continued her offensive prowess, finding the back of the net four times. Defensively, Emily Hazlett was instrumental in forcing 3 Venice turnovers and picking up 2 groundballs, as well as a goal.  But there was no doubt, without the 11 critical saves by the Rams’ goalie, Mia Rey, this game could have easily had a different outcome.

Venice’s Sophia Santagata led the Indians with 6 goals.

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Riverview Rams @ Venice Indians

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