By Michael Rich
The Delaware Hayes boys lacrosse team scored 10 goals over a nine minute stretch in the first half to gain control in a 17-10 win over visiting Westerville North Thursday night.
Sean Gliebe led Hayes (7-3) with six goals to go with one assist.
“He’s a captain, he’s a leader – he’s always level headed,” Pacers coach John Lyon said. “The younger guys look up to him.”
Cole Livermore had four goals and two assists and Justin McKee added two goals and two assists.
Gliebe scored two of three goals in a 37-second stretch – the first of which broke a 4-4 tie late in the first period. Livermore scored the third goal.
Gliebe and Casey Eiland scored two goals in seven seconds as Hayes gained control midway through the second quarter. Eiland had two goals and an assist.
Gliebe scored 15 seconds into the game to give the Pacers an early lead.
“For a while, we’ve been coming out slow and our coach has really gotten on us about coming out fast and playing all four quarters,” Gliebe said. “When we get the ball moving quick, we can score quick.”
Quinn Nicodemous scored one and assisted on Parker Hicks’ goal with a man advantage to give North the early lead.
The teams exchanged goals over the next five minutes. Nicodemous and Hicks each scored for North and Gliebe and McKee found the net for the Pacers.
Nicodemous, Hicks and Tommy Bichsel each finished with a hat trick for North (4-7), which scored the final four goals. Nicodmemous also led with two assists and Spencer Dutson had 10 saves in goal.
Connor Shroyer had two assists and Gareth Ulmer had a goal and an assist for the Pacers.
Hayes is right back at it tonight at Big Walnut at 7:15 p.m. for its fifth game in eight days.
“We’ve run a lot this season,” Gliebe said. “Our coach prepared us because he knew we had a tough season, so we ran a lot at the beginning of the season to keep our endurance up, so we feel pretty good.”
Franklin Heights scored the game’s first run, but Hayes plated the next eight as the Pacer baseball team rolled to an 8-1 OCC-Capital Division win Thursday in Delaware.
Ben Yoakum settled in nicely after allowing the early run, blanking the Falcons the rest of the way. He allowed just the run on four hits while striking out seven in the complete-game win.
Yoakum also did some damage from the plate, finishing with a pair of hits to go with two RBI and a run scored.
Other Pacer (5-13) standouts included Gabe Phillips, who finished 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored; and Mason W. Davis and Connor King, who each finished 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Kara Haskins and Madie Morgan did it all in Thursday’s 17-1 non-league win over visiting Africentric, leading the Eagles from the plate and the circle.
Offensively, Haskins finished with a homer, double, three RBI and two runs scored while Morgan had a pair of doubles to go with a single, three runs scored and two knocked in.
In the circle, meanwhile, the duo combined to no-hit the visitors. Morgan pitched the first four innings, allowing a run while striking out seven and walking one. Haskins sealed the deal with a perfect fifth.
Emily Parrish and Liz Sullivan also had multi-hit games for DCS.
Also: Big Walnut 3, Watterson 0; Johnstown-Monroe 13, Olentangy 0.
Dublin Scioto 5, Big Walnut 0; Columbus Academy 3, Orange 2.
Liberty 20, Hilliard Davidson 8.
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