Blackhawks defense leads team to recent wins | Sports coverage for Fenton, Linden, Holly and Lake

If the defense wins the championships, then the Brandon/Holly varsity men’s lacrosse team will have a memorable season this season.

The Redhawks are off to a memorable start already.

For the second time this season, the team held an opponent to just one goal in a game. So while the Redhawks only scored five goals, they still pulled away from Swartz Creek with a fairly comfortable 5-1 win in cold, windy conditions at Swartz Creek High School on Tuesday. The Redhawks couldn’t play that type of defense for a second straight night, but came close. They allowed just two goals in a 7-2 win over John Glen on Wednesday.

Goaltender Ryan Machrowicz was the star against Swartz Creek. He saved 17 of the 18 shots he faced.

“He played exceptionally well,” said Brandon/Holly varsity boys lacrosse coach Jay Reynolds. “One way or another we have to figure out how to score more.”

They scored enough against the Dragons. Pierce Lamiman scored two goals while Noah Carlson, Noah Dolenshek and Aidan Reynolds scored one each.

In the 7-2 win over John Glen, Reynolds, Carlson and Dolenshek scored twice apiece. Gino Tribuzio also scored a goal. In goal, Marchowicz made 14 saves on 16 shots.

“We had another great game defensively and we had great goaltending from Ryan,” Reynolds said.

The Redhawks are now 6-1 overall and 2-1 in the Flint Metro League.