The calendar says it’s Spring but Mother Nature wasn’t paying attention, as on a brisk evening at Jerry Niehaus Field, the Chelsea Bulldogs Lacrosse team kicked off its season by playing host to the Lansing Waverly Warriors.
The Class A Warriors got off to a fast start scoring several goals early on, but the young Bulldogs were not deterred and consistently kept fighting back. Down by several goals, the Bulldogs got their first goal of the game and the regular season as Sophomore Cam Breining took a feed from Senior Nate Bero and buried it in the back of the Warriors goal at the beginning of the second period.
The Warriors, who combine students for their team from Lansing Catholic Central and were Division 1 state runners-up last year, built on their lead and the Bulldogs wouldn’t score again until the third when Sophomore Sam Peterson cut in front of the Warriors goal and beat their netminder for his first goal of the season, and Chelsea’s second of the night. He was assisted on the play by another sophomore, Doug Zarinnia.
That would be the final goal of the night for Chelsea as the very young team fell to the Warriors, 15-2 and were outshot 22 to 4. The Bulldogs hit the road Wednesday for a 7 o’clock game at West Bloomfield High School.