Boys’ Lacrosse: A Roller Coaster of A Season
The Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse team had a very up-and-down year, starting off their season on a low note. After a win against Baldwin, they lost to Smithtown West. Later, they would lose their fourth game after holding a significant lead for most of the game. These early losses were only growing pains, however, as the team went on to win their next 5 games. The attacking line of Juniors Ryan Ozvath and Justin Cerniello and Freshman Cameron Mule put up fantastic numbers with consistent goals and assists. They dominated the opposing defenses, tearing through Whitman, Riverhead, and Northport, on their way to an early 7-2 record. However, the team again faced some challenge against West Islip and Sachem North, adding two more losses to the Colts record. The Colts fought hard to the end of the regular season, capping it off with wins over thier rivals, Hills East and Longwood. After all of the ups and downs of the regular season, the Colts entered the playoffs determined to prevail. The lacrosse spirit was prominent throughout the school, with the many “mohawked” varsity lacrosse players ready to play. With playoff fever in the air, the sixth seeded Colts were matched up against the eleventh seed Northport. However, the Colts championship hopes were cut short in a brutal game. The Colts had only one possession in the first quarter and surrendered 5 goals. Unable to obtain a sustainable amount of possessions throughout the game, the Colts lost 15-3. It was a devastating loss for the strong Colts team that ended their season. While the season may have ended in disappointment, the team is ready to come back strong next year. While a few key seniors are leaving, the team consists mainly of juniors and sophomores with a talented JV team to fill in any empty positions. Next year, the team should be better than ever.