FLC 2025 PLAYS FOR MPLL AND GHCLC "AAA" LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

posted Aug 8, 2019, 8:28 AM by Matt Jordan
The 2025 Fallston Lacrosse Club finished the spring regular season with their strongest league performance yet. The 2025 boys earned spots in the championship games of both the MPLL Saturday league and the Sunday “AAA” Greater Howard Club Lacrosse Conference.

In the MPLL league on Saturdays at St. Paul’s, FLC 2025 finished the season with a sparkling 5-1 regular season record. This record was good enough for second place in the league and set up a championship game show-down with Looneys Orange 2025. The FLC boys came up short down the stretch in the championship game, losing 8-3 after jumping out to an early lead in a back-and-forth first half. The always tenacious FLC defense finished the MPLL regular season giving up just 13 goals in 6 games while a prolific offense averaged 9 goals per game across the same stretch.

In the Sunday “AAA” GHCLC league, the FLC 2025 boys jumped out to a 4-0 record before stumbling to 3 straight losses to finish the regular season at 4-3. That 4-3 final record was good enough for a #3 seed in the “AAA” league playoffs and the FLC boys found themselves matched up against a familiar opponent in the first round. They would be playing against the #2 seeded Greene Turtle team for the third time in 2 months. The prior 2 games were hard-fought, one-goal affairs with FLC winning an early season match-up and Greene Turtle winning the late-season re-match. The Saturday first-round playoff game found both teams struggling to deal with playing multiple games on the same day. As always, the game between these teams was a physical struggle with two of the league’s best defenses working hard to keep the game close through the first half. In the second half, the FLC squad dug deep and slowly began to open up a lead on the scoreboard. When the final horn sounded, FLC 2025 was victorious with a 10-6 win over a respected opponent.

The next day, FLC 2025 found themselves matched up against a skilled Crabs 2025 team on a brutally hot day. Two weeks prior, this Crabs team had handed the FLC boys their worst loss of the season but this game would be different. The lead changed hands multiple times early in the game with the FLC defense imposing their will on the Crabs attack as the middies ran end-to-end in the withering heat. As the game progressed, the daunting task of playing three full, meaningful games on a single, brutally hot weekend began to show. The FLC boys began to slowly fade in the second half. The Crabs team was able to possess the ball longer and started pulling away on the scoreboard. When the championship game finally ended, the Fallston boys had given everything they had, but came up short in a 9-5 loss.

While the losing both championship games was painful, participating in those games marked a new high for the boys of FLC 2025. The coaches could not be more proud of the on-field performance, the positive attitude, and the sportsmanship that our boys always display. They have proven again and again that they are more than capable of competing against some of the best club programs in the state of Maryland. This group will only grow and improve in the coming seasons, continuing to prove that they can hang with anyone.

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