Boys lacrosse shoots for success


Photo by Shawn Medow

Senior Zach Kennedy jumps back to defend an assault from a Trojan player.

Boys lacrosse (3-4) trampled the Trojans 17-2 on April 15 at Mark Daily Athletic Field.

After losing many star players last season to graduation, the boys lacrosse team has shown progress after a slow start to the year. The team won its third game of the regular season when it outplayed University High at home.

“It was a great team win,” senior, captain and midfielder Zach Kennedy said. “Everyone played a complete game.”

This season is different for the team as it has new coaches Timothy Doane and Vincent Su and players who are entirely new to the sport. Many of these players are seniors who played football and were interested in playing another physically-demanding game before graduating.

“[Adapting] was quick for me,” senior and defender Gustavo Colunga said. “Playing football definitely helps me out on the field.”
In the game against University High, the Warriors dominated the faceoffs at midfield and controlled possession for the majority of the game. The attackers took advantage of a weak Trojan defense, scoring 17 goals.

“Our offense did a great job keeping possession and passing the ball around,” Colunga said.

Other than a strong offense, the team showed composure defensively. The defense never panicked whenever the Trojans tried to make an attacking move towards goal.

“Defense really stepped up,” senior and midfielder Michael Baker said. “It was a great effort from all of our defenders.”

This win could spark a potential win-streak for the Warriors after a shaky beginning to the season.