The Varsity Lacrosse Green Group's - White Abenaki vs. Green Pennacook - scrimmage was moved up to Tuesday due to impending bad weather forecasted on Wednesday. The early game day must have jump-started the Pennacook Team, who came out firing on all cylinders. In the previous two games, Pennacook had progressively showed improvements in each game. Possessing all the right parts to be successful, Pennacock moved together from the start of game three, jumping out to a nine-goal lead. The goals came early and often for Pennacook in what was a frustrating outing for Abenaki. Pennacook made it more difficult for Abenaki to possess the ball with intense pressure from the midfield. Miles Kim '21, Connor Hennessey '21, and Brendan Powers '21 played better body position defense and controlled the ball while making smart plays on the offensive end. Jack Dec '21 looked even more comfortable in the cage, making save after save with the help of great defense from his teammates. Jack Roberts '21 continued his domination on the field, helping to break the ball out of the back and created several fastbreak opportunities.
For the Abenaki Team, Tedy O'Keefe '21 continued his dominance at the face-off X, but Pennacook's Church Salathe '22 came in to help out his team, winning several face-offs and making it difficult for O'Keefe to take every draw. As the 4th quarter got underway, Abenaki found themselves in an unusual position trailing Pennacook 10-1. At that point, O'Keefe took over at the face-off X and was not to be denied winning all face-offs and creating several fast breaks. Conley Bohan '21 took the team on his shoulders, and with help from his teammates, rallied off a five-goal scoring drive to put the game back in question, putting Pennacook on their heels. Despite this, the clock caught up to Abenaki and Pennacook took their first Heritage Cup win of the season.