Lacrosse needs 3 straight wins to make playoffs

By Seth Goldman

After losing four of its previous five games, the lacrosse team rebounded with a 9-3 victory over Crespi on Saturday night. In the game, the Wolverines jumped out to a 3-0 lead by the end of the first quarter and never looked back. The offense had plenty of scoring chances and the defense shut down the Crespi attack. The win brought the team’s league record to 3-2 and their overall record to 6-5.

Since only the top two teams in league advance to the playoffs, the team needs to win all three of its remaining games to make the playoffs. Two of those games come against Chaminade, while the other is a road game against the same Crespi team that the Wolverines defeated on Saturday.

Even though every remaining game is a must-win, the players are confident in their chances.

“I think we’re a good team right now and we’re well coached,” Greg Myerson ’09 said.

Another factor working to the team’s advantage is that both of its losses in league have come against rival Loyola. When playing all other teams in league, the Wolverines are undefeated.

Myerson, along with Joey Edwards ’10, Charlie Weintraub ‘09 and Conor O’Toole ’10, leads an offense that has been playing well in the last four games. The team has scored over 11 goals per game in those contests. However, the players know that in order to make the playoffs, the defense must continue to play well.

In all six of the team’s victories this season, the defense has held the opponent to less than ten goals.

“We’ve been a second half team all season, but now we’re starting to play well in the first half of games,” he said. “If we keep doing that we’ll be able to win games.”