Griffins overcome start to pull away from Baton?Rouge

Peter Silas Pasqua
Dutchtown’s Kyle Rumbaugh defends Baton Rouge’s Santiago Schoeffer in the first half of the Griffins’ 6-2 victory Wednesday night at Griffin Field.

GEISMAR – Dutchtown quickly overcame a sluggish start and scored four goals in the second half to put away Baton Rouge 6-2 Wednesday night at Griffin Field.

The Griffins fell behind 2-0 within the first 10 minutes before Ricky Lawrence scored two goals in the next seven minutes to knot it up.

"We started out flat and we've noticed lately in the last few games that we aren't starting games with a lot of intensity,” Dutchtown head coach Larry Chambless said. “We've challenged the guys to set the tempo early, but haven't found the right buttons to push to get them motivated early in games. We almost have to get our backs against the wall before we turn it on.”

“After halftime, I was very proud of the guys adjusting to the style of play we want to focus on and it paid off with lots of production on the offensive end. Scoring four goals in the second half down a man showed a lot about our potential if we can continue to play that way.”

Lawrence finished with four goals for Dutchtown (4-2-2), while Ryan Reid added one goal and three assists.

Ryan Williams and Ivan Lafayette scored goals for Baton?Rouge (6-3-2).

Baton Rouge got on the board within the first five minutes when Williams’ corner kick hugged the near post and was misplayed by the goalkeeper.

The Bulldogs added another goal in the 10th minute on Lafayette’s fake just outside the box.

Dutchtown quickly answered on Lawrence’s turnaround off Reid’s throw in during the 13th minute.

Lawrence knotted it up eight minutes later when he put a penalty kick into the left corner of the goal ahead of the keeper.

Four minutes into the second half, a Griffin was shown a red card and Dutchtown had to play the remainder of the contest short a player.

Reid put Dutchtown ahead four minutes later on a breakaway provided by a pass from Ryan Willis chipped over the defense.

Lawrence added another goal in the 53rd minute ripping a laser shot from 45-yards out just past midfield that beat the keeper just under the crossbar.

Dutchtown went ahead 5-2 with 10 minutes remaining as Lawrence added another goal on a throw in from Reid.

Michael Redmond added the final goal as time ran down on an assist from?Brennon Story.

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Dutchtown's Colin Poche fights for possession.