Hudson lacrosse team wins Shakopee Shakedown title
The Hudson Area Lacrosse Association's varsity boys' club team went 5-0 over the Mother's Day weekend to win the championship at the Shakopee Shakedown Invitational Tournament in Shakopee, Minn.
Hudson scored a total of 50 goals while allowing just nine and swept the tournament's most valuable offensive and defensive player awards.
Hudson opened tournament play Saturday by scoring the final four goals of the game in an 8-4 win over Becker, then held Shakopee scoreless in the second half of an 8-2 victory. In their final game Saturday they held Fargo to two goals in an 11-2 win.
Sunday Mankato jumped out to an early 1-0 lead but Hudson erupted for 14 unanswered goals, including a behind-the back-shot by Carter Bewley, in a 14-1 victory. Hudson shut out Tartan, 9-0, in Sunday's final game of the tournament.
Hudson's Taren Motte was named the tournament's Offensive MVP while teammate Alec Vanasse earned the Defensive MVP award.
Last Friday, Hudson posted a dominating 19-1 league victory over White Bear Lake in the rain, but suffered the loss of one of their leading offensive players to injury, perhaps for the season.
Hudson scored eight second quarter goals, including four straight by Anthony Queener and another by Motte, after he stole the ball from White Bear's goalie on an attempted clear, to open up an 11-1 halftime lead.
Brandon Schwartz added a behind-the-back goal in the third quarter, one of five by Hudson in the quarter on its way to the 19-1 victory.
Eleven different players scored in the win, including first-time goals by Riley Collins, freshmen Joey Hernandez and Henrik Wiesemeyer. Queener finished with five goals and McKay Potter scored three while Schwartz and Bewley had two each and Motte, Matt Weseli and Adam Lipps contributed one each.
Hudson senior Luke Ousdigian, the team's third leading scorer this season, injured his knee in the game and subsequent examination revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), along with possible additional damage. Ousdigian has surgery scheduled later this week and is expected to be out for the season.