The will and skill of a player can be measured in many different ways in lacrosse, as in other sports as well. It can be measured in speed, agility, toughness, but also in the ability to dominate on the field and as a team, the Kingwood Panthers did just that against the Friendswood Mustangs.
While it took the Panthers almost halfway into the first quarter to score their first goal, by John Imperato, they were off and running after that. Blake Parr scored almost a minute later, bringing Kingwood up 2-0 with 5:11 left in the first quarter.
The Mustangs answered back with a goal by Cade Weger to cut the deficit back to one 14 seconds later with 4:57 left in the first quarter. With 10:08 left in the second quarter, Carson Davis tied the game up, thanks to an assist from Alex Sansom. The tied game would not last for long, as Panther William Kauderer scored with 9:38 left in the first half, thanks to the assistance from Connor Davis that broke the tie and gave the lead back. They spent the rest of the game building on that.
At the end of the first half, the score swelled to a 7-3 lead for the Panthers, thanks in large part to Connor Davis, who ended up with three goals and two assists. Hayden Park turned in a good game as well as he ended the day with one assist and two goals. The end result of this onslaught of goals from K-Park was a final score of 13-6.
Kingwood Park hopes to keep up their domination as a team in their next matchup as they take on Seven Lakes Friday, March 29. Friendswood will take on St. Johns April 2.