Cull thrives for New Hartford lacrosse

Cull thrives for New Hartford lacrosse

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COLLEGE.BRIAN FORBES HAS HIT TWO HOMERS FOR THE GENERALS…BUT AT LAST CHECK…THIS ONE WAS TIED AT FOUR IN THE 12TH INNING.WE SHOULD BE IN FOR AN EXCITING FINISH AND WE’LL HAVE HIGHLIGHTS LATER ON TONIGHT. 3 ((LUCAS))TRENT CULL…HE’S THE COACH OF THE COMETS.HIS SON GABE CULL HAS EMERGED AS A FORCE IN NET FOR NEW HARTFORD BOYS LACROSSE.AND AS A NINTH GRADER…HE’S JUST GETTING STARTED. 3 COMING FROM A HOCKEY FAMILY…GABE CULL HAS BEEN PLAYING THE SPORT FOR AS LONG AS HE CAN REMEMBER.”My dad my parents have been very supportive…said I could play whatever I want…and I’ve always just kind of stuck to it…I’ve never been forced into it…I just loved it ever since I saw it.”THEN FOUR YEARS AGO…HE ADDED LACROSSE TO HIS RESUME.”It looked like hockey almost to me so I wanted to try it…and then my first time playing I went and blocked a shot and not too many players do that in lacrosse so I turned into goalie straight from there.” NEW HARTFORD HEAD COACH DAN POPE GAVE HIM THE STARTING NOD AS A FRESHMAN.”I think as we went through with the two goalies it came apparent he could stop the ball.”AND THAT HE HAD THE PROPER MENTALITY TO STAND BETWEEN THE PIPES FOR THE SPARTANS.”You know he wasn’t afraid of being on that stage he wasn’t afraid of it..he didn’t shy away from it and he didn’t seem fazed by the bigger kids or bigger games.” IT’S THE OPPOSITE FOR CULL IN HOCKEY…WHERE HE PLAYS FORWARD ON HIS TRAVEL TEAM.”Goalie you don’t run as much in lacrosse…in hockey you’re always moving so it’s a little bit different in between sports and seasons.”IN HIS FIRST YEAR AS THE FULL-TIME STARTER…CULL HELPED LEAD NEW HARTFORD TO A TRI VALLEY LEAGUE TITLE.”I think there’s still room for him to get a lot better with his stance and the way he steps to the ball but he plays his angles real well..he’s very good inside like from five yards and in he’s real good as far as reading the ball…finding it…tracking it and making a lot of saves that most goalies don’t close in to the net.”FOR THE TIME BEING…CULL IS SAVORING THE MOMENT ON THE ICE AND ON THE TURF AT DON EDICK FIELD.”I just like to see where it goes and then kind of figure out what I’m going to do later in

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