INWOOD – The Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneer lacrosse team went 1-2 over an eight-day stretch during the middle of May.
On May 8, they traveled to Inwood and lost a 10-5 decision to Musselman, and then on May 11 they visited University and lost a 14-2 decision.
They rebounded from that loss to defeat St. Albans by a 10-5 score on May 15.
The action left the Bucs with a 2-5 record.
In their game with Mussleman, Nathan Smith and Tucker Hatfield each had two goals while Clay Ware had one for the Bucs.
John Hayes made 23 saves in net for the Bucs.
The Bucs scored two late fourth-quarter goals against University with Trapper Samples and Luke Bohnsack each getting one.
Hayes stopped 12 shots for B-U.
Against St. Albans, the game was tied at 2-2 after one quarter but the Bucs tallied a goal in the second quarter for a 3-2 lead the half.
They dominated the third quarter winning it 4-0 and taking a 7-2 lead.
The fourth quarter was all even at 3-3.
Bohnsack had a team-high four goals while Samples scored twice and Ryder Tyson, Hatfield, Ware, and Smith each getting one.
Hayes made 19 saves in net for the win.
The Bucs were slated to wrap up their regular season on May 29 with a home doubleheader against Wheeling Park and John Marshall.
They will visit Musselman again today for a 1 p.m. battle in the opening round of the state playoffs.
Buckhannon-Upshur – 5
Musselman – 10
Buckhannon-Upshur goals – Nathan Smith 2, Tucker Hatfield 2, Clay Ware 1. Totals 5.
Buckhannon-Upshur saves – John Hayes 23.
Buckhannon-Upshur 0 0 0 2 – 2
University 4 4 5 1 – 14
Buckhannon-Upshur goals – Trapper Samples 1, Luke Bohnsack 1. Totals 2
Buckhannon-Upshur saves – John Hayes 12.
Buckhannon-Upshur 2 1 4 3 –10
St. Albans 2 0 0 3 – 5
Buckhannon-Upshur goals – Luke Bohnsack 4, Trapper Samples 2, Ryder Tyson 1, Tucker Hatfield 1, Clay Ware 1, Nathan Smith 1. Totals 10.
Buckhannon-Upshur saves – John Hayes 19.