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Fox Lane Rallies To Beat Pleasantville In Boys Lacrosse Showdown

Daily Voice talks to Fox Lane coach Chris Coughlin, Pleasantville coach Chris Kear, and the Foxes leading scorer, Matt Leader, who had four goals in Fox Lane's 11-8 win.
Daily Voice talks to Fox Lane coach Chris Coughlin, Pleasantville coach Chris Kear, and the Foxes leading scorer, Matt Leader, who had four goals in Fox Lane's 11-8 win. Video Credit: Skip Pearlman
Fox Lane held on for an 11-8 win Thursday at Pleasantville. Panthers captain Michael Hammond (27) looks to clear ball.
Fox Lane held on for an 11-8 win Thursday at Pleasantville. Panthers captain Michael Hammond (27) looks to clear ball. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Pleasantville players watch from the sideline.
Pleasantville players watch from the sideline. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Fox Lane players celebrate a win Thursday at Pleasantville.
Fox Lane players celebrate a win Thursday at Pleasantville. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Fox Lane players look on from the sideline.
Fox Lane players look on from the sideline. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Spectators take in the game Thursday at Pleasantville High School.
Spectators take in the game Thursday at Pleasantville High School. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
A Fox Lane shooter draws attention as he approaches the Panthers goal in Thursday's game.
A Fox Lane shooter draws attention as he approaches the Panthers goal in Thursday's game. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Fox Lane coach Chris Coughlin.
Fox Lane coach Chris Coughlin. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Fans watch the game Thursday at Pleasantville.
Fans watch the game Thursday at Pleasantville. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Declan McDermott (3) of Pleasantville puts a shot on the Fox Lane goal.
Declan McDermott (3) of Pleasantville puts a shot on the Fox Lane goal. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Two of the better teams in the section - both unbeaten - squared off Thursday, as the Fox Lane High boys lacrosse team traveled to face defending Class C champion Pleasantville.

In a game that was tied 5-5 at halftime, it was the Foxes who took over with a 4-0 third period, to carry a 9-5 lead into the final 12 minutes.

The Panthers did manage to get three goals in the net in that last period, but the Foxes held on to earn an 11-8 victory, improving to 5-0.

Matt Leader led Fox Lane with four goals, and Cullen Morgan added a hat-trick and two assists.

Brian Reda led Pleasantville (4-1) with three goals.

Check out the video to see comments from both head coaches, and Fox Lane's Matt Leader.

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