sportkingston - The authoritative source for Golden Gaels football and Kingston Area high school sports

sportkingston Staff

Claude Scilley
Brought To You By

DCSun Internet Technologies
Kingston Paint & Decorating
Thank You To All Our Generous Supporters!
We Need Your Help Too!
Help Support This Site
Site Information

About This Site

Contact Us

Home > Articles > Lacrosse > Kings humbled by Huntsville Hawks

Kings humbled by Huntsville Hawks

Posted: May 25th, 2014 @ 12:58am

Josh Smith scored six goals, Zach Masterson tied an all-time Kingston junior record for points in a game but it couldn't prebent the Kingston Kings from dropping an 18-17 decision to the Huntsville Hawks in an Ontario Junior C Lacrosse League game Saturday night at Centre 70.

The win was the second in five games for Huntsville, while the loss left the Kings at 1-3-1, with just one win in their last eight games at home, dating to May, 2013.

Kingston looked like it was going to run away with the game, with three goals in the first two and a half minutes, but that was before Huntsville scored the next five in a row, in a span of less than eight minutes, to chase starting Kings goaltender Isaac Sharrow.

Kingston never did regain the lead, despite some furious scoring flourishes, as the teams traded five goals in a span of three minutes in the first period, six goals in the first seven minutes of the third and four in less than three minutes at the end of the game.

The Hawks held period leads of 8-6 and 12-10, then with three straight goals to start the third period looked poised to put the Kings away. Kingston rallied, but the Kings couldn't close the gap to less than three goals until less than two minutes remained to be played. Bryce Drew's second goal of the game with 1:42 left and  Masterson's third goal of the game at 19:07 brought the home team within a goal.

Kingston called time out with 19.1 seconds left and had possession of the ball but the Kings missed their shot, Huntsville got the loose ball and ran out the clock to preserve the win.

Masterson ended the game with 13 points - three goals and 10 assists - tying the all-time Kingston junior record for points in a game set by Bryan Alexander on July 27, 1975, against St. Regis.

It's the second time in three games that Masterson had a record night. Against Gloucester May 15, he had 10 points in the 12-12 tie, matching the modern (post-2009) single-game record. He now has 11 goals and 31 points in Kingston's first five games this year.

In just his third game, Smith increased his goal total to 15 and Drew scored his first two goals of the season for Kingston amid a four-point night. Kaleb Bingley and Cain Brown also scored twice for the Kings, who got their other goals from Eric Brick - his first as a junior - and J.P. DiFilippo.

A team that scored 27 goals in its first four games of the season, Huntsville was led by Tyler Conn and Luke Allen. Conn, who had just two goals in his first four games, scored five times for the Hawks and added three assists. Allen had seven points, including a pair of goals. Teagan Meredith, Jon Brown and Chris McLaughlin, with three goals apiece, Brodie Muckler and Shea Greenaway scored the other goals for the Hawks.

The Kings have given up more than 18 goals three times since the team was revived in 2009, but they hadn't allowed more than 14 goals in a game since 2010. Their 17 goals matched the team's offensive high water mark in the modern era.

The 35 total goals was the most by two teams in a game since the junior C league was reformed in 2008, breaking the record of 34 set June 28, 2010, when Peterborough defeated the Kingston Cavaliers 29-5.

Kingston will conclude its four-game home stand Thursday, when the Cornwall Celtics will visit Centre for an 8 p.m. match.
Related Articles:

Support sportkingston

Thank You To All Our Generous Supporters!
We Need Your Help Too!
Help Support This Site
Follow sportkingston

Follow Us On Twitter
Follow Us On Twitter
Recent Stories

He coached young men, not just football players
All done
Queen's athletes win major volleyball awards
To buy or not to buy
QE splits two games at EOSSAA single-A basketball
KC downs Frontenac in EOSSAA basketball final
Weekend defeats send Gaels to preliminary playoff round
Queen's to host men's basketball playoff Wednesday
High school volleyball matches tonight at Regi
EOSSAA will try again to play basketball Tuesday

Amateur Sport



CIS Football

Cross Country


Field hockey


Frontenacs 50th

Grenadiers Football

High School Sports


Intercollegiate Sport

Junior Hockey

Kingston Kings


Napanee Express


Pan Am Games

Queen's football

RMC Looking Back





Today In Jr. Hockey Playoff History

Track and field



Looking for a specific article, person, event, or subject?

Management Login

Powered By FlexCMS
Powered By FlexCMS