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Late Surge Comes Up Short for Holmdel Hornets Boys Lacrosse Against Ocean HS Spartans

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Holmdel, N.J. - Five goals scored in the final minutes of each of the first, second and third quarters impacted the Holmdel High School boys lacrosse team in their game against Ocean Township High School of Wednesday evening. Led by Holden Lowe’s game-high five goal performance, Ocean outscored the Hornets 6-4 in the second half to defeat Holmdel 9-7.

In a first quarter that featured each teams defenses shutting out the other’s offense for the first 10 minutes of game, Justin Arredondo got Holmdel on the board first with the game’s first score. The Holmdel lead did last long however, with Ocean striking with two goals in the final minute of the quarter, the second coming from Lowe with under 20 seconds left to put the Hornets down 2-1 going into the second quarter.

 

Arredondo tied the game quickly to begin the second quarter with his second goal of half for Holmdel.

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Just like the first quarter, both teams defenses played strong for most of the quarter. With 1:56 left to play in the first half, Dan Tempone put the Hornets back in the lead, sweeping through the Ocean defense and firing in his first goal of the game to make it a 3-2 game.

 

Once again though, Holmdel couldn’t keep its lead intact as Lowe knocked in his second goal of the game to make it a 3-3 contest at the half.

 

Having a man advantage coming off a Ocean penalty in the final seconds of the first half, Holmdel took advantage of the opportunity to regain the lead. As the Hornets moved the ball around the Spartans’ zone. Justin Cohen found a wide open Arredondo cutting towards the net and Holmdel’s leading-scorer fired in his third goal of the night to put his team up 4-3.

 

The goal marked Arredondo’s 100th career point in his high school career.

 

“It’s great to see all the hard work I have put in the offseason is paying off,” Arredondo said.

 

Arredondo finished with a team-high four goals and had a assist in the game for Holmdel.

 

Lowe joined Arredondo in the hat trick club moments later to again tie the game. He later helped put Ocean in the lead, feeding a nice pass to his brother Hyatt Lowe who tallied in his first goal of the game to give the Spartans a 5-4 lead.

 

Off a nice pass from teammate Alex Van Name, Arredondo struck again for the Hornets to tie the game at 5-5 with just over two minutes left to play in the third quarter.

 

The final minute of the third quarter though doomed the Hornets. Just like the first quarter, Ocean struck for two goals in the final minute of the third quarter, the last coming being Lowe’s fourth goal of the evening to give the Spartans a 7-5 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.

 

Following teammate Dale Alto’s goal to begin the fourth quarter, Lowe stung the Hornets again, scoring his game-high fifth goal of the contest to give Ocean a 9-5 lead.

 

“I gave it my all out there,” Lowe said. “Our team did a good job moving off the ball and that opened up a lot scoring opportunities for all of us. We executed the game plan and did what we had to do to get the win. ”

 

Lowe finished with a game-high three assists to along with his five goals to lead all scorers.

 

Down four, Holmdel continued to fight. Tempone knocked in his second goal of the night to cut the deficit to three with a little over five minutes to play in the contest.

 

With just over a minute left to play, Jake Preziose brought Holmdel within two with his first tally of the game.

 

The rally though ended there for Holmdel as Ocean was able to hang on for the win, dropping the Hornets to 3-3 on the season.

 

Goalie Nick Tuccillo had a total of 11 saves in net for the Hornets.

 

The loss snaps a two-game winning streak for Holmdel.

 

The Hornets will be back in action on Friday when they host St. Rose at 6 p.m.

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