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Royal Irish Wins MW, But Has to Work For It

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Royal Irish Wins MW, But Has to Work For It

Royal Irish won the Midwest Boys multi-school team bracket Sunday, but it wasn’t easy.

The defending NIT HS club champs defeated Fishers 21-17 in the final in a game where Fishers scored late and had a chance to win it.

Royal Irish lost a few players to injury on Saturday, but Head Coach Scott Peterson said he just thinks the team is still finding its way, and needs to learn to put away teams when they have the lead.

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“Fishers were good,” said Peterson. “They played tough. I think when we lost a couple of guys in the forwards it made our backline noticeably more stagnant. We haven’t had a lot of comfortable games, but talent-wide we’re close. What we don’t have is that finishing mentality, for games or for a single possession. We were up 21-10 and I would have liked to see us put that game away. We just weren’t able to do it”

Kevin O’Hara was superb as No. 8 for the Royal Irish - “about as consistent as you could ask for,” said Peterson. In the backs, Kyle Hoeper was a force, but was injured on Saturday.

For Fishers, it was a very good weekend. They beat Brunswick and Marian, and put a scare into Royal Irish in a game where they might have had 12 more points with some more accurate goalkicking.

Fishers now looks ahead to being the top seed in the Indiana DI league, and will be playing Hamilton Southeastern (HSE) in their annual rivalry game this coming weekend.

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