Sharks lacrosse boys team hammers Fleming Island


Ponte Vedra’s boys’ lacrosse team scored 16 goals, 12 in the first half to defeat visiting Fleming Island 16-6.

With the win the Sharks improved their record to 5-0.

The first quarter started with the visitors taking charge briefly, opening a 3-2 lead in the first six minutes before Ponte Vedra’s play makers found the range.

By the time the quarter ended the Sharks were on top 6-3 and would double up the Golden Eagles in the second quarter and led 12-4.

After Fleming Island took their 3-2 lead, Reid Smith and Matthew Keeler each scored a pair of goals to put the Sharks in front and Ponte Vedra never looked back after that.

The Eagles would score twice in the game’s closing minutes but were never a real threat after the opening few minutes.

In addition to Smith and Keeler, other scorers for the Sharks were Andrew O’Dare, Ben Buchanan, Jack Burke, Jason Prince and Jude Kuhn.

On Friday, Ponte Vedra played Maclay of Tallahassee posting an impressive 11-7 victory over the Marauders.

They will play next against St Augustine on Monday, Feb. 22, against Creekside on Tuesday, Feb. 23, and host Gulliver Prep on Friday, Feb. 26.