June 30, 2016

Mostly clear

Lacrosse: Hogan Harris leads the Bees’ attack

MEDINA — Since Hogan Harris moved to crease attack, the Medina boys lacrosse team’s offense has been clicking on all cylinders.

The junior continued his hot streak Saturday as the Bees dismantled Westlake 18-5 in the opening round of the Ohio High School Lacrosse Association State Tournament.

“We moved him to the crease (from midfield) and he’s just been lights out,” Medina coach Pat O’Brien said. “He’s tough, he’s quick and he’s a good kid to coach. I couldn’t be happier with him.”

Harris had a game-high five goals to help the Bees (11-4) into the second round, where they will face Sylvania Southview on Wednesday at Ken Dukes Stadium. Southview beat Anthony Wayne 15-8 in first-round action.

Midfielder Josh Kuehn added four goals for Medina, while teammates Kevin Schulte, Andrew Wilse and Alex Schell had two goals each. Schell and Nate Blue each had two assists and junior goalie Andrew Harris allowed just three of the Demons’ five goals while stopping nine shots.

“I’m not a believer of looking ahead in the playoffs,” O’Brien said. “We ran some sets (Saturday) to get better at them and they did. We still saw some things we need to adjust, but it was a good game and the kids rose to the challenge.”

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