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Davis Fends Off Logan For 10-5 Win

From a 5-0 deficit, to a 8-5 apparent comeback, to a 10-5 Davis victory, Thursdays match-up between the Davis Darts and Logan Grizzlies left those leaving early disappointed from a game that really didn’t develop until the second half.
“I don’t know if it was just complacency, but we really came out flat,” Logan Head Coach Doug Ringle said after the game. “Maybe it was the fact we didn’t have the bus ride to get us focused, but I really don’t know. We just came out flat.”
Davis DartsAnd that’s really the only way to describe Logan in the first half: Flat. Davis jumped out to an early lead with 5 goals in the first ten minutes of play. The Darts really exploded and overpowered a Logan team that clearly came out with a lack of presence on both sides of the field.
“I challenged these guys to come out strong and play with some intensity,” Davis Head Coach Trevor Yocom said after the game. “We came out with some intensity but then got overconfident. We had some sloppy passes and we’ll need to play better.”
While it didn’t show in the first half, Logan came out to play and really showed up in the third quarter. Whether it was the stingy defense that at times seemed to rough up Davis’ offense by causing turnovers and penalties that set the tone for the third, or the goal scored off a turnover by a Logan defender that was quickly passed to junior midfielder Jordan Hansen who nicely passed it to junior attackman Ben Stoddard who was already squeezing through defenders until he drove in like a diesel truck and scored right in the goalies face; Logan seemed to get it in the third quarter.
And just like that, this game that was once 5-0, turned into 8-5. Goal after goal, Logan was slowly making their way back, and the team and crowd was into it. The Logan Grizzles were playing like they deserved to be amidst this D-I opponent while their record may suggest otherwise.  But the third quarter eventually came to an end, just like the Logan offense.
While one would think that they would pick the pace up in the fourth, even the yelling and hollering from the coaching staff and reserve players, Logan’s offense seemed complacent losing the game. With slow set ups and too many attempts to confuse the Davis’ defense, Logan set themselves up for failure with long, ineffective plays that ended up with turnovers or poorly placed shots.
With time quickly falling like the leaves of autumn, Logan sealed their own fate with an ill-fated pass that led to a turnover to Davis’ advantage. With a beautiful pass from the Davis LSM, the final nail was sealed in Logan’s coffin with their 10th goal of the game which left the Logan sideline and fans silent and in a state of confusion from such a long pass to a pretty open attackman.
Davis came in and showed while they didn’t play their best lacrosse, its still good enough to come out of this game 4-1 on the season and leaving Logan scrambling for answers and a solution at 1-4.

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