Special to The Trussville Tribune
TRUSSVILLE –The Hewitt-Trussville girls played a tight game Tuesday against Mountain Brook. The girls took an early lead with the help of Sarah Burden, Lilly McCormick, and Haley Wilcox all scoring goals.
But Mountain Brook fought back to tie the game with 12 seconds left. The Huskies got the overtime draw and took the sudden death shot but it was blocked. The Spartans returned the blocked shot all the way down the field to score to end the game at 10-9 Mountain Brook.
The guys played their best all around game of the season Tuesday night vs the Homewood Patriots. The past three games with Homewood have all been decided by only one goal. two of the games have gone into sudden death overtime. But Tuesday would put those kind of games to rest.
The Huskies hopped out to a 5-0 lead with the usual scorers doing what they do best. Carter McAlpin, Ben Wedlund, and Alex Tran flexed their muscles quickly. But the Patriots would not go down easily. The fought back to make it 5-2. The second quarter was again quick scoring and the huskies jumped up 8-2, but once again the Patriots clawed back to a 8-5 half time game.
The second half was all Huskies. Out scoring Homewood 12-1. Hunter Moore,, Trevor McBride, Hunter Stewart, Daniel Rhodes, and Zac Smith all added goals to cruise to a fantastic win for the Huskies. Goalies Hunter Bailey and Gabe Hodge were excellent in defending the net.
This moves the Huskies solidly into 1st place in the GBYLA (greater Birmingham youth lacrosse association) standings. 7-1 has moved the HT lacrosse programs into the most wins in a season, with 3 games still to play.
“I keep telling the guys, this is what we have worked for,” coach Jamey Curlee said. “Don’t be surprised that your here. This is your goal, see it through. We want another shot at UMS Wright.”
The Huskies play Bob Jones at home on Sunday, April 10th at 2 p.m. at the Trussville Sports Complex. Admission is free.