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Frontier, Lancaster boys lax teams weather the storm

  The passion for lacrosse runs deep at Lancaster and Frontier. While most schools were rushing to cancel after-school activities, Lancaster was gassing up the bus to drive to Frontier for their scheduled Class A contest. Of the 94 events scheduled for Monday, 43 softball games, 35 baseball games, seven boys lacrosse games and nine girls lacrosse, it was the only game reported to The Buffalo News.

   The teams played in a steady rain, but there was no snow on the field.

   "It was going back and forth, and I debated all day with my AD [Rich Gray] on whether to play, but our field held up great," said Frontier coach Chris Stack. "We told our kids both teams had to play in it. By the time the kids knew they were going to play, they forgot about it. Really with all the dry weather we've had, our field needed some rain. I spoke with [Lancaster] coach [Renson] Mullen earlier in the day. The kids wanted to play."

   And the game was a good one. The gloomy forecast and day-long rain with wet snow weren't
enough to keep the Falcons from earning an 11-10 overtime win.

   Frontier midfielder Greg Smolkovich scored the game-winner on an assist from Jim May just 1
minute into the OT. The Falcons forced the OT with 1:18 left in regulation on a goal by Joe Schwartzott. Alex Zwack finished with three goals and an assist and May and Smolkovich added two goals and two assists each.

---Mary Jo Monnin

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