Thursday, April 6, 2006
By Clark Washington
With the start of a new season, the Cherokee Chiefs boys' lacrosse team would be looking to improve on advancing further into the post season tournament and that would include defeating the Renegades from Shawnee. For several years, Shawnee has not only defeated the Chiefs in every game but they have also dominated the sport. Well, with the new season upon us, new beginnings can occur and the Chiefs finally were able to defeat Shawnee earlier in the week. So that was not good news for the Fighting Irish from Camden Catholic who traveled to Cherokee looking to pick up their second win. Matt Dunn was able to muscle his way past the defense and score a total of five goals helping the Chiefs pick up the 15-2 victory.
Camden Catholic had started out the season with a loss to Seneca and West Deptford but was able to bounce back against Cherry Hill East. The Chiefs were standing in their way of evening their record, but Cherokee had an agenda of their own. Looking to play at a high level no matter who their opponent maybe, the Chiefs quickly showed off their dominance with nice passes to the open man for the easy goal. Dunn was at the tail end of those passes and had three goals scored by halftime. Deven Thomas finished the half with three goals and Eric Olson also ended the half with two goals. The Chiefs would allow other players to get some playing time during the second half.