Boys varsity lacrosse falls to Patriots

Midfielder Brian Greenwood advances downfield in the 10-5 loss to Lake Brantley on Wednesday, March 9.

photo by Bailey Fisher

Midfielder Brian Greenwood advances downfield in the 10-5 loss to Lake Brantley on Wednesday, March 9.


Justin Baronoff, Staff Reporter

Since its creation in 2008, the boys varsity lacrosse team has lost every contest with Lake Brantley. This trend continued on Wednesday, March 9, as the team lost 10-5.

Despite the loss, midfielder Davis Cox led the team with two goals. Also contributing to the team’s effort were goals from midfielders Christian O’Rourke and Granite Porcher, as well as attackman Parker Morris, and midfielder Logan Hearsey, who added five assists.

“Considering Lake Brantley beat the defending state champions, Lake Highland, this year, I feel like a 10-5 loss was a solid performance for the whole team overall,” Morris said. “It was awesome to score a goal and hopefully we can get back on track in order to make a playoff run.”

During the first quarter of the game, the team played competitive, as the score was only 2-1. However, Lake Brantley scored six unanswered goals in the second quarter, with four coming in less than three minutes of play, making the score 8-1  heading into halftime.

“We were feeling down on ourselves at the half,” Cox said. “Our coaches knew Lake Brantley’s potential before the game even started, but they just said we needed to focus and play our game.”

The halftime speech seemed to work, as the team entered the third quarter scoring three unanswered goals to cut the Lake Brantley lead to just four, but the Patriots pulled away. This was the team’s first loss at home, and they now stand at a 5-6 record overall.

“Our goal is still to make it out of the district tournament, advance to the sectional tournament, and go as far as we can go in sectionals with the hopes of making it to Jupiter for the Final Four,” head coach Frank Kurtz said. “It doesn’t matter who we are playing in postseason play, it is survive and advance at all times.”

The team’s next game is tonight, Thursday, March, 10 against Trinity Preparatory at 7p.m. in Sam Momary Stadium.