Varsity lacrosse rebounds against Trinity Prep

The boy’s lacrosse team faced Trinity Prep on March 11 in what was expected to be a rebound from the Lake Brantley loss on March 9.

It was a slow start, with the only one goal in the first quarter, shot by attack Granite Porcher and assist by midfielder Parker Morris. Trinity Prep scored as well, leaving the score 1-1 at the end of one.

Early in the second quarter, through the boys scored three goals within a minute and then two additional, unanswered goals giving them a lead that they did not lose. By halftime, the score was 7-2.

Throughout the rest of the game, leading scorers included Porcher with three goals, midfielder Ethan Geiger with four and attack Jordan Collins with two.

“We had strong defense and our goalie was on top of his game,” defense Sam Wainman said. “It was a good all-around effort.”

Moving forward, the team is hoping to work on overall intensity, face-offs and possessing the ball.

“The victory felt good, especially against a district opponent,” Porcher said. “We just need to take the momentum on into next week.”

Playing Trinity Prep, however, meant much more to the team than the average opponent. The boys all wore purple socks in support of John Michael, a member of the Trinity Prep lacrosse team who is recovering from a stroke he suffered a month ago. After the game, parents organized a meal for all of the players as well as friends and family.

“It was just our way of supporting his journey and to commemorate the sportsmanship of lacrosse and our community,” attack Parker Morris said.

With a final score of 14-3, the team’s record is a 6-6 overall record. Their next game will be at Winter Park on Tuesday, March 15.

Attack Granite Porcher moves the ball downfield against Trinity Prep.
photo by Bailey Fisher
Attack Granite Porcher moves the ball downfield against Trinity Prep.