Eastern/Southern Region Games of the Week, March 5-10

By Ryan Rohde

Three interstate matchups in the South highlight this week's games of the week, while in-state battles in North Carolina and South Carolina are sure to excite lacrosse fans all over the region.

March 5

Greenville Red Raiders (SC) vs. Ponte Vedra Sharks (FL)
A very good out-of-state matchup. Greenville is the class of South Carolina lacrosse and has won four consecutive state championships. William Walker and Andrew Milks have been powering the Red Raiders. Ponte Vedra is off to great start in this young season behind defender Bob Harding. Watch for a great in game matchup between Harding and Walker.

Grimsley Whirlies (NC) vs. Myers Park Mustangs (NC)
These two opened the season against one another last season with Grimsley winning, 12-8. However, the Whirlies ended the season with five straight losses and want to start 2010 on a high note. Myers Park wants to exact a little revenge. Watch for attackman Will Lowe to have a big year.

March 6

McCallie Blue Tornado (TN) vs. Lassiter Trojans (GA)
McCallie found great success against the state of Georgia last year, going 5-0 including a 12-3 win over Lassiter. T.J. Kemp drives the Tornadoes from the midfield while Zach Ward is one of the best scorers in the state. Lassiter only dropped two games last season and is off to a great start in 2010. The Trojans have outscored their first three opponents 50-7.

Norfolk Academy Bulldogs (VA) vs. Charlotte Country Day Buccaneers (NC)
These teams have met the past three seasons, with the Bucs winning the past two. Country Day will look to David D'Allesandro in the early going to provide a scoring punch from midfield and attack. Norfolk counters LSM Nate Ott. Good early season matchup between two quality programs.

March 10

Hilton Head Seahawks (SC) vs. Wando Warriors (SC)
Both teams are undefeated in the early going, posting impressive wins throughout. Hilton Head has allowed just two goals in its first four games. Wando's lone loss last year came against Greenville in the state championship. Last year's game was decided by just one goal, and expect more of the same between these two evenly matched squads.


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