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Warriors Doomed After Rocky First Quarter, Lose 8-7 to Cary Christian

The Black and Red were unable to overcome a 3-1 first quarter deficit at Cary Christian Tuesday evening, as the Knights held on late for an 8-7 victory.

The Knights scored the game's first three goals, getting goals from Henderson, Waters, and Keilson before junior LSM Rufus Terry broke the scoring open for Webb with 3:38 to go in the first, scoring off of a fast break.

Webb was able to tie the game up with just over nine minutes left in the second quarter, getting two goals from junior attacker Antonio Jones, one assisted from classmate Teddy Anderson and the other unassisted.  Cary scored two of their own, though, taking a 5-3 lead into halftime.

Terry cut the lead to one before Cary scored again, as the two teams would trade goals until the final whistle sounded.  Garrett Yager scored twice for the Warriors, while sophomore Brock Fuller scored a goal to cut the lead at this point to 8-7 with 1:41 left in the game.  The Knights were able to get possession of the ball, however, and were able to run the clock down, taking the first win in the series' history.

The Warriors picked up 44 ground balls on the evening, led by Terry (9) and Yager (6), while defensively were able to cause 10 turnovers, led by Terry (4) and Spence (2).  Webb was able to own the face-off ratio by a slim margin, winning 8 of 15 match-ups.  Leading the team in this department was sophomore Cam Blanchard, who went 7 for 12 at the mark.  In goal, junior Christian Tilley stopped 16 shots.

The Warriors fall to 6-6 (2-2 Conf-4) while Cary improves to 5-7-1.  Webb faces Cedar Ridge on Friday, while the Knights host Kerr Vance Academy the same day.

Box Score

Game Notes: This was the first meeting ever between Cary Christian and Webb...The loss snaps a two game winning streak for Webb...It is the second 8-7 loss suffered this season for the Warriors...This is the second game in a row the Warriors scored 7 goals, getting 7 against Northern Durham before spring break.


Second Half Shut-out, Four Goal Output Leads Webb over Northern Durham 7-3

Coming off a 3-2 victory over Roxboro Friday, the Warriors headed into their first meeting of the year with Northern Durham High School having never defeated the Knights before.  By the end of the night, that had changed after a second half shut-out from the defense and a 7 goal output that saw four different goal scorers and five assisted goals led the Black and Red to a strong 7-3 victory at the Diamonds at Oxford Parks.

The game started with Webb getting on the scoreboard first, as junior Jacob Ragland took a pass from classmate Teddy Anderson and fired home his first goal of the night.  Four minutes later, the Knights tied it as No. 7 (no name provided) took a pass from senior midfielder Rafael Cuddahee on the doorstep and put home the game tying goal.  Off the ensuing face-off, No. 7 again took a pass, this time from No. 20 positioned at the X, and placed home his second of the night to give Northern the quick 2-1 advantage.

With time running out at the end of the first quarter, junior Garrett Yager took a pass from Anderson and managed to land home a shot from no angle to tie the score at 2-2 with the first quarter over.  In the second, Northern again took the lead with 5:20 to go as Cuddahee picked up the ball at the top of the box and drove through the Warriors defense to fire home a shot off of goalie Christian Tilley's left shoulder.  Just one minute later, though, Ragland again found the back of the net, this time from sophomore attacker Brock Fuller, on an unsettled situation, knotting the game up again at 3-3. 

Heading out of the halftime break, the Warriors dominated the second half of the game.  After a sluggish start to the quarter, which saw the Warriors down a man for several minutes following a penalty at the end of the first half, Fuller was able to break through the defense on a fast break attempt started by junior LSM Rufus Terry, taking the pass before dodging through his man and burying the low shot home to break the stalemate.  Before the quarter ended, Ragland was able to complete his hat trick on Anderson's third assist of the night, taking the pass, rolling away from his man and shooting home a goal from 10 yards out for the 5-3 lead.

In the last stanza, the Warriors defense continued to stifle the efforts of the Knights, allowing no goals over what would amount to the last 29:20 of the game.  Offensively, Terry and Yager would added goals, with Terry's coming from a fast break and Yager's coming from a beautiful ride on a Knights clear that resulted in a ground ball in front of the cage, which Yager picked up and fired home all in one motion for the highlight reel finish.  The final score would be 7-3 Webb.

Offensively, Ragland led all scorers with 3 goals, while Yager added two and Fuller and Terry added one each.  Anderson had three assists, while Fuller and Terry also added assists.  For the Knights, number 7 had two goals, while Cuddahee had a goal and an assist.

Defensively for the Warriors, Anderson led the team with 10 ground balls, while close defender Zach Watkins picked up a career best 6 ground balls.  Terry and close defender Cedric Spence led the team in caused turnovers with three each, while junior Justin Wilbanks added two.  In goal, junior Christian Tilley made 11 saves on the night, with ten of those coming in the second half.  The Warriors lost the face-off battle 3 to 9 to Northern, with sophomore FOGO Cameron Blanchard going 2-5 on the evening.

From a coaching standpoint, tonight's victory was head Coach David Farabee's 10th career victory.

Webb improves to 6-5 (2-2 Conf-4), while Northern falls to 0-7 (0-2 Conf-4).  The Warriors head into spring break with their best overall record ever, having tripled their previous record for victories in a season in just the first 11 games of 2012.  They face Cary Christian Academy next on April 10th, while Northern travels to Leesville Road High School tomorrow.

Box Score

Game Notes:  Tuesday's victory is the first ever for Webb over Northern Durham...The Warriors are now 1-4 all time against the Knights...Four goal margin is the largest margin of victory all year for Webb, while 7 goals scored ties their second most in a game on the year, done twice previously...The Warriors continued their defensive dominance by allowing 4 goals or less for the 6th time this year, going 5-1 in those games, while also allowing single digit goals in all but three games out of 11...The Warriors defense as of April 2nd, 2012 ranks 35th in the state in total goals against average (6.91; overtimes accounted for, the Warriors rank 34th at 6.83).

Webb Rides Hat Trick by Roach, Staunch Defense to Hold On for 3-2 Victory over Roxboro Community School

In yet another low scoring game, the JF Webb Warriors relied on a three goal effort from senior Matt Roach and another superb defensive showing by the Black and Red to pick up its first conference victory of the year, defeating Roxboro Community School 3-2 on the Bulldogs' home turf.  It was the second conference game of the year for Webb, while RCS was playing its first Conference 4 match.

The Warriors fell behind just under halfway through the first period, when RCS junior midfielder Mike Zizzi worked his way through the Warriors defense and got a low shot past junior goalie Christian Tilley for the 1-0 lead.  The Warriors responded a minute and a half later, as Roach would beat several RCS defenders down the right ally and somehow manage to slip a shot off the left pipe and past Ahrens-Nichols for the 1-1 tie.

From there, the defenses held their grounds and allowed nothing.  Both Tilley and RCS junior goalie Paris Ahrens-Nichols came up with some big saves to keep the score even.  here would not be a goal again until just under 4 minutes to go in the second quarter, as Roach would dodge from the top of the box unchecked and rifle home a shot for the 2-1 lead.  A third goal scored by junior attacker Jordan Mallard was disallowed on account of an official finally signaling for a time out the coaching staff had requested (and screamed for at the top of their lungs) about 15 seconds earlier, when Mallard was being hammered by an RCS player and the team needed a timeout to get him out of trouble.

In the second half, Webb got its third goal of the contest in the 4th period from Roach, who was able to beat his man from behind the cage and get a shot in before the slide came, pushing the Warrior's lead to 3-1.  A goal from Roxboro senior captain Nate Sharp cut the lead to 1 with 6:16 left in the game.

From there, the Warriors defense was able to shut out the Bulldogs.  With just a minute left in the game, RCS held possession of the ball and proceeded to work it around when a dropped pass was picked up by junior Mack Lyon, who cleared it for safety and a time out.  With 21 seconds left on the clock, junior Rufus Terry was given the ball in the box, which he was able to hold on to until time expired for the Webb victory.

Matt Roach scored all three goals for Webb.  Defensively, Webb was able to shut out Roxboro over a 36 minute window spanning midway through the 1st period to the midway point of the 4th period.  This was due in large part to the close defense's ability to shut down Roxboro's two leading scorers, Justin Moseley and Matt Vilaro, who were held without a goal or assist.  Ground ball and caused turnover stats will be added when they are confirmed by video.

The Warriors improve to 5-5 (1-2 Conf-4) on the year, while Roxboro falls to 2-3 (1-1 Conf-4).  The Warriors take the field again on Tuesday against the Knights of conference foe Northern Durham High School.  The game will be played at the Diamonds at Oxford Park (directions from Webb may be found under the schedules tab).  Face-off time for that game will be 5 pm for JVs and 7 pm for Varsity.  For Roxboro, they next face Riverside in another Conference 4 tilt, also on Tuesday.

Box Score

Game Notes:  2 goals allowed ties the lowest ever allowed by Webb in school history...Webb improves to 2-4 all time against Roxboro, while this is their first victory at Roxboro...The win snaps a 2 game losing streak, the first losing streak of more than two games since the end of 2011's campagin...This is the 8th game this year Webb has held an opponent to 8 goals or less, with 5 of those games seeing Webb hold an opponent to 4 or less...The Warriors are 4-1 when allowing 4 or less goals a game...All but one of those 8 games have been decided by two goals or less, with Webb being 4-3 in those contests.

Webb Squanders First Half Lead, loses Heartbreaker 4-3 at Orange

Despite a hat trick by junior midfielder Jacob Ragland, the Black and Red couldn't keep the Orange High School Panthers out of the net, falling eventually 4-3 at the OHS Lacrosse Field.  In was the second loss in as many games for Webb, who came off of a Friday night home loss to conference opponent Jordan High School.

Scoring was sparse in the first half, as the only goal came at 6:14 left in the first period from Ragland dodging down the left ally and taking a pass from classmate Teddy Anderson for a left handed mark.  This was the only goal scored in the first half, as Webb took the lead into the break 1-0.

In the second half, Webb got two goals again from Ragland, one assisted from Anderson again and the third on a pass from senior Matt Roach.  The Panthers, though, got two of their own, first tying the score 1-1 at 9:05 then tying it again at the 2:30 mark.  Heading into the 4th quarter, the score remained tied 2-2.

Ragland's final goal came in the 4th, but after Orange took a 3-2 lead at 7:34 remaining in the game.  On the next possession, the Panthers would win the face-off and take the ball in for the go ahead goal.  The Warriors continued to fight, getting several last second shots on cage, but to no avail, as the Panthers held on for the 4-3 victory.

Jacob Ragland scored all three goals for Webb, while Teddy Anderson picked up two assists and Matt Roach added a helper.  Defensively, Christian Tilley made 17 saves in the lose.  Ground ball stats, as usual, will be added on video review.  The Warriors fall to 4-5 (0-2 Conf-4), while Orange picks up its first win of the season and improves to 1-5 (0-4 Conf-5).  Webb next heads to Riverside High School tomorrow, while the Panthers travel to Roxboro Community School the same day.   

Box Score

Game Notes:  The Warriors are now 0-3 all time at Orange High School...Tonight was Jacob Ragland's first career hat trick...It was the 4th time this season that the Warriors defense has allowed 4 or less goals, of which Webb is 3-1 in those games.

Warriors Fall to Jordan 18-5, fall to 4-4 on Season

In the second meeting between the two teams on the year and second conference game for both as well, the visiting Jordan High School Falcons defeated the Warriors 18-5 Friday night at Warrior Field.

The Falcons got on the board at the 10:09 mark of the first quarter en route to leading 7-1 after one and 10-4 at the half.  Jordan got goals from ten different players in the first half, while Webb got goals from Matt Roach and Rufus Terry (two each).

In the second half, the Falcons continued their offensive output, scoring eight times and getting goals from five different players this time.  Webb added a fifth goal from Teddy Anderson in the third period.

Jordan improves to 5-0 (2-0 Conf-4), while Webb falls to 4-4 (0-2 Conf-4).  Leading the Falcons in scoring was Joseph Sterling, who netted four goals on the evening.  Other stats will be posted as they are retrieved from film review. 

Box Score

Game Notes:  Webb falls to 0-6 all time against Jordan...The Falcons got goals from 12 different players...18 goals is the most allowed this year by the Warriors and the most since Northern Durham scored 18 April 12th, 2011.

Warriors Come Back From 2 Down, Defeat Northwood 7-4

The Warriors of Webb High School found themselves in a hole after the first quarter of action.  Down 2-0 to the visiting Northwood High School Chargers, a team that had never defeated Webb before, the Black and Red answered with five straight goals and never looked back, taking a 7-4 victory Wednesday night at Warrior Field.

The Chargers got on the scoreboard early with an unassisted goal from Vulk (no last name given) after some confusion from the Warriors defense allowed him to approach uninhibited and score from a dodge from X at the 10:41 minute mark.  Once Webb settled down, it took the chargers 6 minutes to get their second goal of the game, this one from Romee, giving the Chargers the 2-0 lead.

After the first quarter, the Warriors woke up, scoring two goals in the second quarter and three in the third to take the 5-2 lead.  Getting it started was senior Matt Roach, who took a pass from junior Jacob Ragland at the top of the box and let loose a cannon that beat Northwood goalie Ashness up high.  A minute and a half later, Ragland would take a pass from classmate attacker Jordan Mallard and fire home a low shot to tie the game at 2-2.

After halftime, with the score tied at 2-2, the Warriors got the scoring start when Roach picked up a pass from Mallard, which was intended for a man on the crease but picked up by Roach regardless, and launched home his second of the game to give Webb its first lead of the night.  Roach scored again 5 and a half minutes later off of an assist from junior Rufus Terry to push the lead to 4-2 before Ragland would get his second of the game just 10 seconds later, giving the Warriors a 5-2 lead.

Northwood would not go quietly, though, getting two more goals from Vulk at the 2:48 and 1:00 minute marks in the third quarter.  With the lead still at one goal heading into the 4th quarter, junior SSDM Mack Lyon would intercept a pass on a clear and rip home his first career goal to give the Warriors a two goal cushion.  For insurance, junior Garrett Yager would get his first of the year also on a beautiful set play, as he took a pass from Mallard on the crease and found the twine.  With this, the Warriors would kill the clock and take the 7-4 victory.

Matt Roach led all Webb players with 3 goals, while Jacob Ragland and Jordan Mallard each added 3 points (2G 1A; 3A), both career highs for them.  In goal, junior Reggie Campos got his first career start, picking up 2 saves and allowing 2 goals, while junior Christian Tilley finished the game in cage (with Campos playing midfield), making 9 saves and allowing 2 as well.  At the face-off X, sophomore Cameron Blanchard and junior Joseph Toto combined to win 10 of 15 face-offs.

In JV action, the JV Warriors faced off against the Wakefield High School Wolverines and fell 6-0.  The Warriors held Wakefield to just two goals in the second half and made several improvements in just their second game of the season.

The Warriors improve to 4-3 (0-1 Conf-4), while Northwood falls to 1-4 (1-2 Conf-5).  Webb hosts Jordan High School Friday while the Chargers host Orange High School Friday as well; that game is a rematch of the Charger's first win of the season, a 6-5 triumph at Orange.

Box Score

Game Notes:  The Warriors have now won as many games in one season (4) as they have in all their prior seasons combined...Webb improves to 3-0 all time against Northwood...This is the 5th game this year that the Warriors defense has allowed 8 or fewer goals in.

Late Comeback Falls Short, Warriors Fall 8-7 to Eastern Alamance

The Warriors scored two goals in 8 seconds and were down by one with just 2:26 left in the game, but were unable to get the tying goal as the Eastern Alamance Eagles were able to hold on for an 8-7 victory Monday night at Warrior Field.

The game started in favor of Webb.  The Warriors got on the board in the 7th minute of the game when junior attacker Jordan Mallard cut up from behind the goal and beat Eastern goalie Stephen Shaw low for the first lead of the night.  Almost two minutes later, junior midfielder Julius Porter dodged by his man and ripped home a shot for his first of the day to give the Warriors a 2-0 lead.  A goal by Jonah Turcotte cut the lead to 1 with a minute left in the game, but just 20 seconds later, Jacob Ragland took a pass from Matt Roach and launched home a goal to put the Warriors up 3-1. 

The second quarter was a scoreless affair for both teams, neither of which could get anything by their opposing goalies.  In the third quarter,  the Eagles would score first and score three straight, getting goals from Joey Stump and two from Dillon Albright.  On the ensuing face-off, following Albright's goal at the 3:55 minute mark, junior LSM Rufus Terry picked up the ground ball and ran it down, ripping a shot home to tie the score back up at 4.

The Eagles scored first again in the 4th quarter, getting a goal from Albright, who scored a hat trick on the evening, before Terry would tie it up again at 5.  Just 20 seconds after Terry's goal, though, the Eagles went on a 3-0 run that spanned one minute, getting goals from Kameron Williams, Eric Fenton, and Albright's 4th and final goal.

As the game came closer to ending, the Warriors wouldnt back down.  The defense shut the Eagles out over the last 6 minutes, with the trio of Cedric Spence, Justin Wilbanks, and Zach Watkins forcing numerous turnovers and clearing the ball to the other end. 

With 4 minutes left, though,  a botched goalie interference call (video confirmed) overturned a Warrior goal and gave the ball back to the Eagles.  However, Webb got the ball back and, with 2:34 left in the game, Terry would grab a short stick and dodge home his 3rd goal of the night.  He would then pick up the ground ball on the next face-off won by sophomore Cameron Blanchard and run it down for what would be the final score of the night.

Despite its best efforts, Webb could not beat the Eagles defense to tie up the score, and Eastern Almance survived a close comeback with a final score of 8-7.  Terry led he scorers for Webb with 4 goals, while Albright matched him for Eastern.  In goal, Christian Tilley made 20 saves.  Ground ball stats will be posted upon video review.

Webb falls to 3-3 (0-1) on the year, while Eastern improves to 3-1 (1-0 Conf-6).  The Warriors next host Northwood High School, a rematch of Webb's 4-2 victory last week, on Wednesday the 14th, while Eastern hosts Southeast Guilford March 13th.

Box Score

Game Notes:  Webb is 0-3 all time against Eastern...Webb was 10-17 on face-offs, with Blanchard taking all of them...Tilley made his 100th save of the season in the 3rd quarter, improving his save percentage to 0.700%.

Warriors Defeat Kerr Vance Academy 5-3 for Second Win against Spartans, Third Win of Season

Matt Roach scored 4 goals and Brock Fuller handed out 3 assists for the Warriors, who defeated Kerr Vance Academy Friday night at KVA.  It was the second win for Webb in as many games against he Spartans, and their third of the year.

The scoring started early for Webb, as Roach got on the board with 10:34 to go in the first period on an assist from Fuller.  The Spartans answered just a minute and a half later, though, as Carr (no first name or year given) would get the Spartans their first goal and tie the game 1-1.

The second quarter saw the score increase the same amount again, with Roach getting an unassisted goal and Pegram getting his first of the night for KVA.  Both team's defenses and goalies held their opponents to just one for the second quarter, as the teams headed into the break tied 2-2.

In the third quarter, like in the second, KVA would strike first, getting their third and final goal of the night from Irrin wih 4 minutes left on the clock.  Webb took another minute and a half to answer, as Roach again took a pass from Fuller and hit it home for the tie.

In the 4th quarter, the Warriors defense stepped up and made several key plays to keep the Spartans off the scoreboard.  It only took Webb two minutes to get their first goal this quarter, though, as Roach again got an assist from Fuller on a beautiful fast break pass clinic put on by Antonio Jones, Fuller and Roach.  With 7:39 to go in the game, junior Jacob Ragland would take an assist from classmate Garrett Yager and rifle home the game's final goal.

Groundballs are not yet official and will be posted once they are.  The Warriors are now 3-2 on the year, 0-1 in Conf-4 action, while KVA falls to 0-2.  The Warriors host Eastern Alamance High School on Monday, while the Spartans square off against Roxboro Community School on Tuesday.

Box Score

Game Notes:  3 wins is the most for any Webb team in a season...Webb won 7-11 face-offs without primary face-off man Cameron Blanchard...The Warriors are 2-0 all time against Kerr Vance Academy.


Webb Falls to Jordan 14-5

The Black and Red traveled to Jordan High School Wednesday night and fell 14-5 to the Falcons.  It was the first game for both teams in Conference 4 play.

Jordan got on the board early as senior midfielder Philip Whitcomb received a pass on the crease and dumped it home for the Falcons.  Whitcomb would score again with barely a minute gone by in the game to give the Falcons an early 2-0 lead before Webb called a time out to settle its players down.

After the timeout, Webb finally woke up and would hold the falcons scoreless for over 4 minutes, when senior attacker Sean Francis would break through for Jordan.  The Falcons again went 4 minutes without a goal before getting 4 in quick succession by Francis again, following by Alex Hurst, Owen Perrien, and Sam Lindsey.

To start the second quarter, with Jordan leading 7-0, the Falcons pulled their starters so that their back-ups could get time in the game.  With this, the Warriors would score three straight to start the quarter, getting a goal from junior Antonio Jones, senior Matt Roach, and sophomore Brock Fuller, his first of the year on an assist from Jones.  Once Jordan replaced their starters, things settled down and the falcons would net three more before the end of the half, with the score now 10-3.

The third quarter was all Webb, as the Warriors outscored the Falcons 2-1.  Webb got a goal from junior Julius Porter, also his first of his career, and another from junior Rufus Terry.  The Falcons' goal in this period came from Lindsey.

With the 4th quarter started, the Falcons would shut out Webb and get another pair of early goals from Perrien and Alex Herst, before getting their final goal from Lindsey with 2:26 to go in the quarter.

Despite the score, the Warriors played one of their best and hardest fought games of the year.  Christian Tilley finished the night with 25 saves, including several doorstep stops against the Falcons.  Another note on the evening was the job that the Warrior defense did guarding Lindsey, a US Lacrosse Underclassman All American and Marquette University commit.  Rufus Terry drew this assignment, and held Lindsey scoreless while defending him until midway through the third period (his first goal was on a broken clear).  Both teams fought hard and played until the final whistle.

The Warriors fall to 2-2 (0-1) while Jordan improves to 2-0 (1-0).  The Falcons head to Orange High School Friday, while Webb is on the road again, this time meeting with the Kerr Vance Academy Spartans for the second of their two matches.

Box Score

Game Notes:  25 saves is two shy of the school record for saves in a game...14 goals allowed is the fewest allowed to Jordan by Webb ever...Jones led all Webb point scorers with 2 points (1G, 1A).

Warriors Down Northwood 4-2, Improve to 2-1 on the Season

Rufus Terry scored two goals and an assist, while juniors Antonio Jones and Jordan Mallard added goals as the Webb Warriors defeated Northwood High School in Pittsboro 4-2 on Monday.

The game started of slowly, with both teams holding possession of the ball for extended periods of time.  Neither team could get anything by their opponents in the first quarter, as it would take all the way until the second quarter for a break to come.  Off of a restart, Terry would pick up the ball and take it in for the first score of the game, giving Webb a 1-0 lead.  The defense would hold its ground for the majority of the game, holding the Chargers to no scores all the way until 5:49 left in the 4th quarter.

Heading into the 3rd quarter with a 1-0 advantage, the Warriors would again keep good possession of the ball, working it around and going through their offensive progressions for a good part of the period.  After a shoot was blocked in front of the crease, Rufus Terry, now playing midfield after a broken stick hampered his efforts at defending, picked up the loose ball, dodged left and ripped a shot to give the Warriors a 2-0 lead.  Just 2 minutes later, on a man up play, Terry would find an open Antonio Jones on the crease from across the box for the 3-0 lead.  Two minutes after that, junior Jordan Mallard added his first goal of the year by beating his man behind the cage, dodging up the right and dropping a shot in over the outstretched Northwood goalie.  Assisting on that play was sophomore Brock Fuller.

The Chargers were not able to get much of anything on the defense, which played spectacularly.  Close defenders Justin Wilbanks, Cedric Spence, Jacob Williford, and Zach Watkins wrecked havoc on the Charger attackers all day, while junior LSM Omari Powell, playing in the place of Terry and his broken stick, was able to help keep the Chargers at zero on the scoreboard.  In goal, Christian Tilley finished the game with 13 saves.

The Chargers were able to crack the Warriors back line with just under 6 minutes to go, as a Charger attacker took the Warriors defense behind the cage, cut up the left ally and beat his man and Tilley for the first goal of the game.  Barely a minute later, with the Warriors a man down after an illegal body check penalty by Spence, the Chargers would take a shot from outside, which deflected off a stick and into the cage.

After taking a time out to calm nerves, the Warriors would win the next face-off and kill the clock for their second win of the year.

Terry had two goals and an assist to lead all scorers, while junior Cedric Spence tied a school record with 6 caused turnovers.  Junior Garret Yager picked up 8 ground balls to lead in that category, while sophomore Cameron Blanchard continued his dominance at the face-off X, winning 6 of 8 face-offs.  Senior Kameron Strachan won his first career face-off in the 4th quarter.

The Warriors improve to 2-1 on the year, while Northwood falls to 0-1.  Webb heads to Jordan High School Wednesday for their first conference match of the year, while the Chargers face Orange High School tomorrow night.

Box Score

Game Notes:  2 goals allowed is the lowest in school history...6 caused turnovers  by Spence ties the school record set Friday against Kerr Vance Academy...The Warriors are 2-0 all time against Northwood...Two players, freshman Luke Hunt and junior Reggie Campos, saw their first Varsity action of their careers in the 4th quarter.

Webb Defeats Cross County Rival Kerr Vance Academy in 13-12 Double Overtime Thriller

The first ever meeting between Webb High School and Kerr Vance Academy lived up to everything it was billed to be, as the Warriors won in double overtime 13-12 off of a goal from junior Rufus Terry.

The game was hotly contested throughout the night.  Kerr Vance got on the board first with a goal from number 10 (no names were provided for scorekeeping by KVA, just numbers; if a KVA parent or coach has these names please email the webmaster or Coach Farabee and this story will be updated).  The Warriors answered just seconds later, as junior Antonio Jones got his first of the night and put Webb on the board.  The Black and Red rattled off three more in a row to end out the first quarter, getting a goal from junior Jacob Ragland and two goals from senior midfielder Matt Roach.

The Spartans were undeterred, though, as they answered with four goals of their own in just under 4 minutes from number 15 (assisted by number 20), number 20 himself, number 5, and number 15 again, this time assisted by number 22.  The Warriors and Spartans traded goals from here, as Webb got goals again from Jones assisted by Terry, Roach, and Terry on an assist from sophomore attacker Brock Fuller, and the Spartans got goals from 22 (assist to 5) and no. 20.  

The first half ended in a 7-7 tie as both defenses needed some time to settle down.  In the third quarter, the game's intensity ratcheted up as KVA got three goals to Webb's 2, from Roach and Terry, before heading into the 4th quarter with KVA leading Webb 10-9.  In the last stanza, Webb would score first to tie the game 10-10 with a goal from Jones, his third of the night and first career hat trick, who took a pass from Terry off of the opening face-off and rifled it home.  KVA scored again to take the 11-10 lead before Webb got two goals from Roach and Terry again, who finally conceded KVA's twelfth and final goal of the evening with just over two minutes to go.  The final score at regulation's end was 12-12.

Webb won the first face-off of overtime, touched the ball in and called its lone time out.  Nothing could be done, though, as the Spartans defense forced a turnover and took the ball into the attacking half for their offense to turn it right back over to Webb.  A penalty at the end of the first overtime allowed the Warriors to take a 30 second man up advantage into the second overtime, where sophomore face-off man Cameron Blanchard would win the team's 17th face-off of the evening.  The Warriors turned the ball over, though, and the Spartans had the ball on offense with just under three minutes to go.  Webb forced a turnover, but turned it right back over to KVA, who had four offensive players in front of the goal and no Webb defenders.  Junior goalie Christian Tilley then made the three most important saves of his career so far, stopping a point blank shot from the right ally before saving the rebound and diving backwards into the cage to stop a second rebounded shot, keeping the Spartans from winning the game.  With the ball cleared into the opponent's half and a time out taken, Webb sent its offense into the game with one addition: that of LSM Rufus Terry, now playing short stick midfield.  Terry would take a pass at the top of the box, dodge through two Spartan defenders, and rocket home the game's last goal, sending the Warriors sideline and fans into a frenzy and winning the game 13-12 in double overtime.

Senior Matt Roach led all goal scorers with 5 goals, while Terry had 4 goals and 3 assists and Jones added a hat trick.  Tilley finished the night with 23 saves.  Terry led all defenders and players with 14 groundballs and a school record 6 caused turnovers, while juniors Omari Powell, Mack Lyon, and sophomore close defender Zach Watkins each added two caused turnovers.  Webb improves to 1-1 this season and heads to Northwood High School on Monday, while Kerr Vance Academy falls to 0-1 and hosts Parrott Academy Wednesday before hosting the Warriors again Friday.

Box Score

Game Notes:  13 goals scored is the most since Webb scored 14 against Roxboro Community on March 22nd, 2011 and is the second most in school history...Cameron Blanchard set the school record for face-off wins in a game (17)...Roach, Terry, and Jones all set personal bests with their scoring totals (Roach in goals, Terry in points, and Jones in goals and points)...7 points by Terry ties the school record for points in a game...Webb is now 2-1 all time in overtime games.

Warriors Fall to Burlington Williams 6-4 in Season Opener

The Webb Warriors opened their season on a somewhat dissapointing note Tuesday night at the Granville Athletic Park, losing to the visiting Burlington Williams High School Bulldogs 6-4 in the season opener for both teams.

The Bulldogs got the game going early, forcing a turnover on the opening face-off and taking it the length of the field to score with just seconds off the clock.  Webb answered back only minutes later, as junior midfielder Jacob Ragland opened the Warrior's season scoring total by taking a dodge down the right ally, cutting back in and firing home the goal to tie the game 1-1.  Webb and Burlington traded goals, as the Warriors got scores from junior LSM Rufus Terry and junior attacker Antonio Jones before heading into the first break tied up 3-3.

The second quarter didn't see much action on the scoreboard, as both defenses shut down their opponents to send the game into the halftime break still tied 3-3.  In the third quarter, Webb again got a goal from Jones, his second of the game, while Burlington got a goal from attacker Jaime Laura.

The Bulldogs pulled away in the 4th quarter, though, getting goals at the 4 minute mark and again with just seconds remaining as Webb came in a 7 man defensive front to try to force a turnover.

Official stats will be posted upon video review.  The Warriors fall to 0-1 on the year, while Burlington improves to 1-0.  The Warriors host Kerr Vance Academy on Friday, while Burlington hosts Roxboro Community School on Friday.

Box Score

Game Notes:  This is the third all time meeting between the schools, with Burlington leading the series 2-1...Burlington won the 2011 match 6-5 in double overtime...6 goals allowed is the lowest total since March 22nd, 2011 when Webb held Roxboro Community School to 3 goals...The Warriors dominated the face-off X, winning 8 of 12 draws on the evening.

Warriors Finish Pre-season 2-2

Webb finished its two week pre-season schedule with a final record of 2-2.  The Warriors faced the Millbrook High School Wildcats last weekend at the Velocity Lacrosse Invitational scrimmages before facing off this past weekend against Leesville Road High School, Orange High School, and Eastern Alamance High School.

The Warriors fell 9-0 to the Wildcats on February 18th.  Still trying to work things out, Webb played hard until the final whistle but weren't able to muster much on the offensive or defensive ends.

After another week of practice, the Black and Red hosted their third annual Warrior Games, a scrimmage day in which Eastern Alamance, Leesville Road, Northern Durham High School, Orange, and Roxboro Community School also attended.  The six teams played three games each.

Webb faced Leesville first thing in the morning, falling 7-1 to the Wake County-based Pride.  After an hour break, the Warriors then faced Orange High School.  Having finally woken up, the Warriors won this game 5-4, fighting every second of the game to get the victory.  The last game of the day for Webb was against Eastern Alamance, whom the Warriors defeated 6-5 in a hard fought, physical match-up. 

Webb begins their season this weekend at Orange on Tuesday the 28th before hosting Burlington Williams High School at the GAP on Wednesday the 29th.  Webb's first home game at Warrior Field is this Friday, March 2nd against Kerr Vance Academy.  This will be the first ever match between the Granville County-Vance County rivals.

Season Five Days Away; Webb Lacrosse Selling Mulch and Running Tests are Friday, Saturday

The 2012 season officially kicks off in less than one week.  Players are reminded that MANDATORY running tests are Friday and Saturday unless you are playing a winter sport or have a valid excuse (valid being an excuse accepted by Coach Farabee prior to the day of the test).

A reminder that this year's player only apparel will not be handed out until the first Friday practice.  Webb has practice next week, Monday through Friday, from 4 to 6 pm at the Masonic Home.  The first scrimmage is next Saturday, February 18th at Githens Middle School (check the Schedules tab for directions there) against Millbrook High School.

Also, Webb Lacrosse is selling mulch again!  Two cubic feet for 4 dollars, 3.75 after a purchase of 50 bags.  This is a great way to help support Webb Lacrosse, so please spread the word to friends and family and help our Warriors sell!
Season One Month Away; Webb to play Millbrook for First Official Scrimmage

The Webb High School Lacrosse team begins its season officially in less than one month, on February 13th.  Players are reminded that to play this year, they must have passed a least three of their classes this fall (including English) and if there are any questions or issues to go see Coach Farabee immediately.

The preseason schedule is set, as the Warriors will face off against the Millbrook High School Wildcats in the 2nd annual Velocity Invitational Scrimmage at 11 am at the
turf field behind Githens Middle School.  Millbrook finished the 2011 season with a 7-8 record.  That scrimmage is the 18th of February, while the Warriors host the 3rd annual Warrior Games the following week.  Attending that are Webb, Orange High School, Leesville Road High School, Roxboro Community School, Northern Durham High School, and Eastern Alamance High School.  Webb has the following schedule:

Time                    Field 1                                       Field 2

10 am   Webb vs Leesville Road            Orange vs Northern
11 am   Leesville Road vs Roxboro          Northern vs Eastern Alamance
12 pm   Webb vs Orange                       Eastern Alamance vs Roxboro
1 pm     Leesville Road vs Northern         JV vs JV
2 pm     Webb vs Eastern Alamance      Orange vs Roxboro

This game will be located at the
Diamond Sports Complex (directions from JF Webb High School).

Webb players will be given custom Nike Webb Lacrosse clothing for the season.  The clothing includes a hoodie and sweats, t-shirt, dry-fit workout shirt, practice shorts, and a practice reversible jersey.  All players are reminded that they are REQUIRED TO WEAR THIS FOR ALL PRACTICES.  This gear will be handed out Friday the 17th.

Pre-season Mulch Planning dinner is January 31st at the residence of the Williams family.  All players planning on playing this year should attend, preferably with a parent or legal guardian as well.  Contact Coach Farabee for more details.
Warriors Finish UNC Snowflake Tournament with 2-3 Record and Victories Over Cedar Ridge, Greenhope

Webb got strong showings on both sides of the ball en route to two wins at the UNC Snowflake Tournament.  The Warriors played five games on the day, finishing 2-3 with two wins sandwiched between three loses.

The Warriors opened the day against Western Guilford, one of the top teams in the Triad region and 2007 State 3/2/1-A State Champion.  The Warriors fell 15-6 against the Hornets, getting two goals from Rufus Terry and goals from Antonio Jones, Brock Fuller, Jacob Ragland, and Joseph Toto.

The second game of the day was against Cedar Ridge.  Webb won 12-8 behind an 8 goal effort from Fuller, as well as goals from Jon Greene, Terry, and Ragland.  The defense played exceptional, with Justin Wilbanks, Cedric Spence, and Zach Watkins along with Christian Tilley in goal and Terry at LSM holding their marks to just three second half goals.

Third on the day was Greenhope High School, whom Webb dispatched 10-8.  The Warriors got a hat trick from Greene and solid efforts elsewhere.  The keynote of the game was the defense of Spence, Wilbanks, and Watkins, laying the lumber like professionals.

Up next was Wakefield High School and despite their best efforts, the Warriors fell 10-7 once the fatigue of four-plus hours of lacrosse set in. 

Last on the day was Jordan, who defeated Webb 15-3.  The Falcons were far more rested than the Warriors and simply more experienced, as they jumped to a quick and comfortable 6 goal lead in the first few minutes.

Participating at the tournament were juniors Teddy Anderson, Reggie Campos, Jon Greene, Antonio Jones, Jacob Ragland, Cedric Spence, Rufus Terry, Christian Tilley, Joseph Toto, Justin Wilbanks, sophomores Brock Fuller and Zach Watkins, and freshman Luke Hunt (if someone was forgotten on account of the webmaster being an idiot please call him out on said memory lapse pronto!).

Fuller led all goal scorers with 13, while Terry was second with 7.  Greene and Ragland finished with six each, while Anderson and Jones had two goals (Jones had two before leaving the second game due to cramps), and Spence, Toto, and Watkins all added a goal each.

It was the first time that a team of Webb players faced competition in a hour long game format and came away with a victory.  The Warriors played their butts off and left everything on the field.  Season's first game is against Orange High School on February 28th.  Everyone come out and support your Webb Warriors!



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