With chants of “We’re not done” echoing through the huddle, the seventh-seeded Tigers beat Abington Heights 9-8 in the first round of the District 2 Class 2A playoffs on Monday.
Bradley Martin scored four goals and Mike Casey had three to lead Tunkhannock. Jaxson Montross and Izaiah Simon also put the ball behind Abington goalie Holden Riif.
Sergey Montross had one of his best performances of the season, stopping 24 shots on goal.
The Tigers went to triple overtime against the Comets when they last faced off against each other, with Tunkhannock taking the W on April 14.
Tunkhannock coach Dan Davidson said of this game, “It was very exciting, way more exciting then it
needed to be. We were up 3-1 then they came back, and we made some mental errors down the stretch. It’s really great for me as a coach to see guys maintain their composure and finish a game. It is a sign these guys have grown as athletes and young men. It’s huge.”
“I am a history teacher, but not a historian of Tunkhannock lacrosse. As far as I know, this is the first district playoff win for Tunkhannock,” Davidson continued.
As for what’s on deck, Coach Davidson said, “We face a really tough, very complete team from Wyoming Area, a team we’ve struggled with. We are going to have to do what we’ve done all season, we’ve got to stick to the basics: pass, catch, pick up ground balls and don’t commit penalties; all those things that smart teams do.”
Tunkhannock faces off at number two seed Wyoming Area at 4:15 on Thursday for the quarterfinals.
With two games in as many days to end the season, the Tigers’ lacrosse team dropped both to finish the season with a 4-9 record.
The Tigers managed to get only six shots on net against Delaware Valley at home on May 8 in a 16-2 loss at home.
Simon and Adam Martin were able to put goals past the Warriors.
Tiger’s goalie Sergey Montross stopped 21 shots.
Also at home, The Tigers fell 15-5 to Wyoming Area on Senior night Wednesday. Casey and Brad Martin each had a pair of goals, and Adam Martin rounded out the tallys. Sergey Montross turned in another double digit save performance, stopping 11 of the shots he faced.