GRAY—The Patriots doubled up on visiting Erskine on Tuesday afternoon, dispatching the Eagles 12-6. Andrew Lacerda led the G-NG attack with five goals and a trio of assists, while standout keeper Brannon Gilbert turned in 14 saves.
Beyond Lacerda’s impressive offensive output, Kyle Mercier added four goals. Shayne Splint kicked in a goal and three assists, Scott Lynch and Lawson Dunford a goal and an assist apiece, and Jeremy Mazur an assist. Hunter Brown won nine of the 14 faceoffs he took.
Impressively, it’s only G-NG’s first season as a varsity program. The team went 6-6 across their regular schedule to enter the bracketing ranked eighth in Class C and earn homefield advantage vs. Erskine in the quarterfinals. They travel to No. 1 NYA on Thursday, June 7 for the semis.
The Patriots are head-coached by Kris Parkin.
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Patriot Trenton Overcash battles through the midfield.
Lawson Dunford dishes forward for G-NG in their win over Erskine.
Kyle Mercier added four of G-NG’s 12 goals.
Shayne Splint contributed a goal and three assists to the scorebook for G-NG.
Scott Lynch races a determined Erskine opponent up the sideline.
Felipe Alvarez wards off an Erskine opponent.