Havelock falls to Jacksonville in third round of playoffs


Havelock's Malik Brown makes a move against Jacksonville's Montrell Pollock in Friday's playoff match. The Rams lost 16-15.

Chuck Beckly/Halifax Media Service
Published: Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 09:07 AM.

For the fourth time this season, the Jacksonville Cardinals and Havelock Rams tangled on the lacrosse field.

Friday night, however, was in the third round of the state playoffs.

A back-and-forth affair came down to the waning seconds, 17 to be exact, when Jacksonvill’es Logan Sullivan fired a shot into the net to secure a 16-15 victory and send Jacksonville  on to the state semifinals.

“Our guys have been through it all really,” Jacksonvillle coach Thomas Stellwagen said.“We were in the same situation two games ago, and there isn’t a kid other than Logan that I would rather have the ball at that time. He has been huge for us all year long.”

Havelock held a 9-5 lead early in the third quarter until the Cardinals went on a scoring rampage that included seven of the match’s next eight goals.

Richard Fischer of the Rams and Sullivan waged their own private scoring war as Fischer found the net eight times and Sullivan five.

“For us, for a first-year program, I’m proud of how the boys fought and set a standard for the future of Havelock lacrosse,” Havelock coach Jeremiah Johnson said. “Of course, losing sucks, but maybe we came in a little too cocky after beating them here last time and credit Jacksonville - they came ready to play.”

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