Penalties bedevil Sals in loss to Hill Academy

USA TODAY High School Sports

Top-ranked Salesianum had a great first half against The Hill Academy of Canada in Thursday afternoon’s non-conference lacrosse match at Baynard Stadium.

That was before Sallies picked up a few penalties that led to man advantage goals for The Hill and an 11-5 loss for the Sals. It was just their third loss of the season, all coming against against out-of-state opponents.

“We spent too much time in the penalty box,” Sals coach Bob Healy said of a second half that saw his team shut out after taking a 5-4 lead in the first half.

“You can’t give a team like Hill Academy too many man-advantage opportunities; they scored 3 or 4 goals in those situations in the second half.”

“They really turned it up on defense in the second half,” explained sophomore attacker Michael Drake, who led the Sals (7-3) with 3 goals on the afternoon. “That’s…

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