The Auburn Lacrosse high school varsity boys’ team cruised to a 15-5 win over the Bob Jones Panthers in Huntsville Saturday.
Auburn is now 6-0 on the season, while Bob Jones remains winless in Greater Birmingham Youth Lacrosse League play.
For Auburn, it was the versatility of senior Joey McGinty that set the tone in the game. McGinty, who has been one of Auburn’s best defenders, was called on to help his offensive teammates, and McGinty scorched the Panthers for seven goals.
But McGinty didn’t shoulder the entire Auburn offensive burden, as five others contributed to Auburn’s offensive dominance.
Ryan Torres and Preston Cole each scored twice, while Robb Fulghum, Harrison Waid and Gabe Forthofer each chipped in one goal apiece.
But, overall, it was Auburn’s aggressive and opportunistic team defense that ruled the day.
Auburn caused 10 Bob Jones turnovers, picked up 36 ground balls, and stymied Bob Jones 'efforts to take quality shots.
When the Panthers did take shots, goalie John Stanwick seemed to be there time after time, notching seven saves on the day in a game where Auburn was never threatened.
Auburn will take to the road again this Saturday in a match-up with Mountain Brook at 3 p.m.
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