Lacrosse rebounds to 4-3 record

Christopher Mo

The lacrosse team defeated Saugus High School 13-8 on March 14 and St. Francis 15-6 on March 18, improving to 4-3 overall and 2-1 in Mission League play this season. The team’s win against St. Francis on Friday marked its third consecutive victory after a three-game losing streak. 

Last season, the team went 10-7 overall and 5-4 in Mission League, ending their season with a loss against Tesoro High School in the CIF Playoffs.

Team Captain and Defender Slater Vance ‘24 said the team is still finding momentum after a number of seniors graduated last year.

“I will describe our season as an adjustment period,” Vance said. “After losing seniors last year, our team has had to step up to fulfill the roles of the seniors. We are succeeding as we hit the field with intensity and skill every time we play.”

Vance said the defense needs to work more collectively as a team in order to better execute their plays.

“On the defensive side of the game, we need to have a better understanding of how our slide package works and trust one another,” Vance said. “Understanding that we rotate as a group is crucial to any team’s success while playing defense.”

Goalkeeper Rohan Mehta ‘23 said injuries could hurt the team’s chances at success this year, especially with fewer players on the roster.

“We are a smaller team this year, but I think that lends itself to a tighter bond between everyone on the team.” Mehta said. “Everyone needs to do a better job of taking care of themselves. We cannot afford the injuries we have been facing.”

The team will play at home game against Loyola on March 24 at 5:30 p.m.