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Lacrosse teams excel at tournament

The Flower Mound Force.

The Flower Mound Force 5/6 Girls Navy and Silver lacrosse teams won their respective championships at this year’s 2016 Lonestar Lax Challenge on May 1.

The Navy team, primarily 6th graders, beat Allen 6-4 on three late goals to repeat as Champions in the Championship Division.

The Silver team, primarily 5th graders with a number of 3/4 call-ups, beat Highland Park 3-1 to become Champions in the Competitive Division.

The Flower Mound Lacrosse Association (FMLA) currently has almost 300 players from all over southern Denton County.

Lacrosse, touted as “the fastest game on two feet,” is relatively new in the Metroplex, and the Force first came to the Flower Mound community through the Cross Timbers YMCA in April 2008 before forming a partnership with the Lewisville ISD.

The sport is rich in heritage and although unfamiliar to most, is quickly picked up by young athletes because of the similarities to hockey, baseball, and soccer.

FMLA fields girls teams in 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, JV and Varsity and boys teams in 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 and D1, D2 and JV at the high school level.

The fall season is dedicated to practice, scrimmages and tournaments. Spring is the primary season for lacrosse.

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Submitted by the Flower Mound Lacrosse Association.

CTG Staff
CTG Staff
The Cross Timbers Gazette News Department

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