August 23, 2014

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Boys lacrosse: Medina blows another second-half lead

NORTH CANTON — It was déjà vu all over again for Medina’s boys lacrosse team Saturday night.

For the second straight game, the Bees had a second-half lead and lost, this time 10-8 to North Canton Hoover.

The defeat marked the third in a row for Medina (8-4) heading into the final week of the regular season and the postseason tournament draw on Sunday. Just days after a triple-overtime loss to Hudson after leading by three in the fourth quarter, the Bees led by five at halftime Saturday, only to watch the Vikings (10-3) rally for the win.

“We were doing what we needed to do defensively in the first half, but then in the second half we started taking bad shots, having bad possessions and had seven penalties in the third quarter and they scored,” Medina coach Pat O’Brien said. “They just kept in the game and inched their way back and we didn’t have an answer.”

Senior attack Alex Schell scored three times in the loss, while Jared Ross and Josh Kuehn also found the back of the net.

The bright spot for the Bees was goalie Andrew Harris, who stopped 10 shots.

“He’s made some big, big saves for us over the last few weeks,” he said. “Offensively and defensively we’ve been all over the map, but Andrew has been getting better every game.”

Contact Dan Brown at sports@medina-gazette.com.