Lamar got their first varsity win of the season with a 10-2 victory.
The win couldn’t have come at a better time as it gave Lamar a little chance at making the playoffs.
What made Lamar’s first victory of the season much sweeter was that it came against their rivals in Bellaire.
At the start of the game Lamar started out hot as Tommy Sullivan and Travis Wu both scored to give Bellaire an early 2-1 lead.
Lamar regained the lead before halftime with a score of 3-2, and when the second half started they turned it up on the defensive end.
“So far our defense has been our strong suit,” Dave Vollmer, Lamar’s head coach said. “We have a bunch of junior long-stick guys that have really stepped up and our goalie play has been really good too.”
Lamar’s defense held Bellaire scoreless in the second half as they went on a dominating run led by sophomore Lafayette Herring.
Coming into the game Herring wasn’t as confident as he would’ve liked since he had been missing the early part of the season due to injuries, but despite the early season struggles, Herring scored 3 straight goals for Bellaire to help them bust the game wide open.
“My confidence wasn’t that high because of my injuries,” Herring said. “I just really tried to focus on my mental before the game. It feels great to have a breakout game because now it gives me the confidence that I can do it again.”
Herring led all scorers with four goals. Other contributors for Lamar were Jack Riddle with two goals and then Matthew Morrison, Alex Ignatiev, Cole Florez, and Mark Temple all had one goal each.