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Farmingdale Boys Lacrosse Falls to Bellevue

Washington visitors take quick lead to claim victory.

boys lacrosse, last year's Class A state champs, fell to visiting Bellevue, 12-5 Friday.

The Washington State team completed a three-game sweep of Long Island schools this week.

Farmingdale Coach Bob Hartranft said, "They're a great team. We're trying to find ourselves. They already have. Our goal is to get better."

Hartranft, who has been coaching for 42 years, led the boys lacrosse team to in June, defeating the long time dominant West Islip team .

The Dalers are 3-3 so far this season.

Junior midfielder Ritchie Morris scored two goals for Farmingdale, while seniors Jack Doupe and Joe Woodland and junior Chris Lopez each scored one.

After the game, the Bellevue team headed to a house party with the Long Beach team it defeated earlier this week, and planned to fly back to the Washington on Saturday.

"It's amazing and unexpected," said Pat Boyd, father of Bellevue goalie Austin Boyd, a senior. "We were surprised at how we did against some really, really good teams."

Tuesday, Bellevue head coach John Baumann, Jr. brought his team to Oceanside  to play his alma mater. The Bellevue team beat Oceanside and Baumann's former head coach, 8-4. On Thursday, Bellevue beat Long Beach by a score of 10-9.

Bellevue boys lacrosse has gone on spring break road trips before, including two trips to Dallas and a trip to California, Boyd said.

On this spring break trip, players got the chance to take in the sights and culture of nearby New York City, visiting the 9/11 Memorial and the Museum of Modern Art, between games, Boyd said.

Additional reporting by Bellevue Patch editor Venice Buhain.

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