Zion Hawkins scored four goals and the Friars scored five unanswered in a stretch from midway through the second to third periods Thursday in an 8-4 Senior Night win over John Paul II at Roffino Stadium.
John Paul II took a 2-1 lead with 6:45 to play in the first half but would find themselves on the wrong end of a 6-2 Bishop Lynch lead with 7:16 in the third period. The win gave the Friars (3-7) a split with the Cardinals after falling 2-0 in Plano in late February.
Hawkins scored two of the five straight for the Friars – who have won back-to-back games for the first time in program history – while fellow seniors Elijah Rodriguez and Ryan Huntress each added a goal. Michael Whitaker had a pair of goals for the Friars.
The night started slowly for Bishop Lynch as the Cardinals held a 6-1 advantage in shots in the opening period. However, the Friars held a 12-1 advantage in shots during the second period, during which they scored four goals, including goals from Hawkins and Whitaker just nine seconds apart during the final minute of the half.
The Cardinals would get back within 6-3 but just seconds into the final frame, Hawkins rocketed a ball from just inside midfield for a 7-3 lead, then weaved his way around and through the JPII defense for his fourth and final tally to make it 8-3 with 3:22 to go.
John Paul II added a meaningless goal with 45 seconds to play and fell well short of a second win over the Friars.
Bishop Lynch will close out its 2019 regular season next Wednesday with a trip to Fort Worth Country Day at 7:00 pm. The Friars will be looking to win their first game away from Roffino this season, They are 0-4 on the road and 0-1 on neutral turf.
Varsity Lacrosse – April 11
John Paul II 1 1 1 1 – 4
Bishop Lynch 0 4 2 2 – 8
Saves: Hunter Morgan 5
Shots: JPII – 15, BL – 30
Penalties: JPII – 4, BL – 3
Record: 3-7 overall
Next: Wednesday at FW Country Day, 7:00 pm
1Q (11:13) – John Paul II 0-1
2Q (8:21) – Michael Whitaker 1-1
2Q (6:45) – John Paul II 1-2
2Q (4:54) – Zion Hawkins 2-2
2Q (0:46) – Michael Whitaker 3-2
2Q (0:37) – Zion Hawkins 4-2
3Q (10:45) – Elijah Rodriguez 5-2
3Q (7:16) – Ryan Huntress 6-2
3Q (4:57) – John Paul II 6-3
4Q (11:46) – Zion Hawkins 7-3
4Q (3:22) – Zion Hawkins 8-3
4Q (0:45) – John Paul II 8-4