Dublin Coffman vs. St. Francis de Sales Highlights

Coffman vs. DeSales (March 26)

Stallions vs. Rocks

  March 28, Dublin Coffman Stadium - These programs are host to a combined 31 Resolute players. 7 of these players have made their commitment to play at the next level. 

Dublin Coffman

  The Rocks, led by head coach Dan Warren, entered this game with a 2-0 start. Coffman is buzzing into the spring season after winning the Ohio High School Box Lacrosse League (OHBLL) Championship in February, despite facing tough competition from DeSales, Jerome, Olentangy, Davidson, St. Xavier, and more. 


  The Coffman offense is headlined by Drexel commit Ryder Lewis (Reso 2024 Black). His brother Griffin Lewis (Reso 2025 Red), Kyle Taylor (Reso 2024 Red, Elmhurst 2028), Brent Diehl (Reso 2024 Red, Elmhurst 2028), Aaron Wentz (Reso 2025 Red), freshman Jake Gaaskjolen (Reso 2027 Black), Lucas Stump (Reso 2025 Cbus) and more bring additional athleticism and firepower to the offense.


  Their defense plays in front of senior goalie Kris Manu (Miami of OH football commit). The Rocks have physical poles, including Gus Mossman (Reso 2025 Cbus), Eli Losey (Reso 2024 Red), Luke Chinnock (Reso 2024 Red), Senior Johnny Pinnell, Brady Magyar, and Isaac Strother.


St. Francis de Sales

  The Stallions enter this game with one game under their belt, a win against Glenbrook North (IL). Head coach Matt Triplet (Dublin Coffman alum and former coach) is looking to lead DeSales back to the DII state championship after falling short to Olmsted Falls in 2023. They returned a large majority of their starting players from last year, many of whom played on their state championship winning team in 2022.


  The one-two punch at the faceoff X between Bryce Herrick (Reso 2025 Red) and Declan Lilienthal (Reso 2025 Cbus) typically gives DeSales the draw advantage. They have a dangerous assembly of attackmen and midfielders - Ty Hampton (Reso 2024), Blake Carawan (Reso 2024 Black), Jack Jordan (Reso 2024 Red), Tommy Cline (Reso 2026 Red), Bryce Herrick, Neal Ritchie (Reso 2024 Red), Davis Anderson, and more. 


  Cornell commit Cooper Simpson (Reso 2024 Black) marshals the already experienced defense. Poles John Kraker (Reso 2024 Red), Drew Jones (Reso 2024 Black), Ryan Lee (Reso 2026 Black), and Adam Faulkner (Reso 2025) defend in front of goalies Josh Wade (Reso 2024 Red, John Carroll 2028), Gavin Burns (Concordia 2028), and Gavin Grimmett (Reso 2025 Cbus). Joey Cooper (Reso 2025 Cbus) and Jake Williams (Reso 2026 Red) add speed and strength at the SSDM position.


  • Elmhurst commit Kyle Taylor started the scoring for the Rocks with an impressive backhanded goal off an assist from future Elmhurst teammate Brent Diehl.
  • Ty Hampton answered with two in a row for DeSales, one assisted by Blake Carawan and another assisted by Bryce Herrick off the draw.
  • Carawan then tallied another assist after finding Jack Jordan for a backhanded goal of his own.
  • Diehl assisted two in a row for Coffman, one to Sean McCaffery and another to Aaron Wentz.
  • Davis Anderson found the back of the net for the Stallions, assisted by Carawan.
  • The Rocks ended Q1 with a man-up goal from Diehl, assisted by Ryder Lewis after freshman Jake Gaaskjolen drew a penalty following a caused turnover.
  • Q2 was quiet for both teams. Coffman’s Kyle Taylor assisted R. Lewis, and Bryce Herrick and Tommy Cline each scored their first of the game for Desales. 6-5 Stallions at halftime.
  • Junior Griffin Lewis put the Rocks on the board first in the second half.
  • St. Francis scored 6 in a row after dominating the next 15 minutes of possession. Hampton had 3, and Jordan, Carawan, and Herrick each had 1.
  • Coffman’s Kyle Taylor scored the final goal of the game. Final: 12-7 Stallions.
  • Of the 30 points in this game, 28 were penciled in by Resolute players.

What’s Next?

  Dublin Coffman will look to improve to 3-1 at home against Hilliard Davidson on March 28. The Rocks have their eyes set on the state championship game, which they have yet to win since 2019. St. Francis’ next opponent will be southern foe Kings on April 4. After falling one win short last year, the Stallions will spend the remainder of the season prepping for another state championship run.