P.B. Central Grabs 11-6 Lacrosse Win Over South Fork


The Palm Beach Central High School boys lacrosse team hosted South Fork High School in a non-district match-up Thursday, Feb. 25, and handled the Bulldogs 11-6 to improve the team’s record on the season to 3-2.

The Broncos drew first blood, but it wasn’t until seven minutes into the contest. Matt Liermann drove one in to give Palm Beach Central a 1-0 lead. The advantage was brief. The Bulldogs equalized only minutes later to tie it at 1-1.

The second quarter opened up the action, with South Fork taking a momentary 2-1 lead, off a deflection from the Bronco goalie that went into the net.

The goal sparked a Bronco rally, launching three unanswered goals that closed out the first half. Austin Cavallo hammered in two, and Tyler Thomasson put one in to give Palm Beach Central a 4-2 halftime lead.

The Broncos continued to ride momentum into the second half, driving in two more goals to extend the lead to 6-2. While the Broncos were working on racking up goals, South Fork was trying to figure out how to contain Palm Beach Central’s attack.

South Fork began to piece together a strategy and bulled in three goals to cut the margin to 6-5 in the third. The two teams went goal-for-goal, heading into the fourth quarter with the Broncos holding on to a 7-6 lead.

Palm Beach Central would stiffen up on defense, not allowing the Bulldogs back into the net, and added to the tally with Liermann and Cavallo dropping in three more goals, and Jackson Smith finding the net to lift the Broncos to the 11-6 victory.

The win placed the Broncos at 3-2 on the season. Cavallo totaled five goals, and Liermann scored three goals.

The Broncos had games against the Kings Academy and the Oxbridge Academy this week, but results were not available by press time.

ABOVE: Joseph Iannone moves the ball into Bulldog territory for the Broncos.