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Brother Rice uses strong second half to pull away from Country Day

Lacrosse   | Jeff Dullack

Brother Rice uses strong second half to pull away from Country Day

Beverly Hills – Coming off of its first loss of the season, falling to Culver Academy (IN) 9-8 over the weekend, Birmingham Brother Rice looked to rebound against Detroit Country Day on Tuesday night.

After Country Day would trim the Brother Rice lead to just 4-3 in the third quarter, the Warriors would close out the game in dominant fashion, scoring four unanswered goals in the final 15 minutes to earn an 8-3 win.

“We didn’t start the game, but it was good that we finished it,” Brother Rice coach Ajay Chawla said. “We came off of a tough weekend, it was a tough day on Sunday and these guys had to roll right into this game. It wasn’t an easy deal to stay up after Sunday’s game and we lost it a little bit there mentally, we didn’t play a very smart game, but we stuck out a win against Country Day. They’re a good team and we have to move on.”

Trailing 3-1 after halftime, Country Day (3-3) would manage to trim the Brother Rice (5-1) lead down to just one, 4-3 near the midway point of the third quarter after a goal from Cameron Barr.

Country Day coach Michael Cappalletti said that his team’s ability to not dwell on previous mistakes made in the game and rather just focus on the live action of the game is what helped Country Day hang around until the later stages of the fourth quarter.

“It’s what we talk about every day, ‘So what? Next play’,” he said. “As a coach, it’s the hardest thing to do, to let go of something that really frustrates you or you’re upset about, but we have a ton of guys on our team that when someone makes a mistake, they just put their arm around them and tell them ‘