Tecumseh boys lacrosse team sets state record for goals scored in season
Tecumseh’s varsity boys lacrosse team coach Steve Ayre announced that his Indians set the state record for goals scored in a single season during their game against Lincoln on Wednesday, May 15. The Indians finished their 14-game regular season with 238 goals easily eclipsing Ann Arbor Pioneer's 213 goals in 22 games (2011).
Another accomplishment for the Indians was capturing their first Southeastern Conference White Division championship. On the state level, Tecumseh leads all teams in goals per game and in goal differential per game.
At Lincoln, the Indians won 19-3, raising their record to 12-2.
The Indians totaled their goals on only 35 shots. Junior attackman Shane Lewandowski had five goals and three assists, while senior midfielder Matt Scheffler, recorded five goals on only six shots. Also scoring for the Indians were Austin Slick-Linn (3 goals) and Anthony Iallacci (2 goals, 3 assists, 8 ground balls).
Ayre attributed his team's success to solid long pole play from his defensemen along with all-around team defense. Patrick Thrasher led the Indians in takeways against the Railsplitters.
“The offense took care of their fast break opportunities that were created by the defense, scoring with laser-like precision,” said Ayre.
The Indians are ranked second in their region behind Detroit Country Day, according to Ayre. Playoffs begin next week on Thursday, May 23, as Tecumseh hosts the winner of the Chelsea-Bedford game at 7 p.m. at Indians Stadium.