Team rattles off three straight

Boys’ lacrosse took on their biggest rival, the Churchill Bulldogs, on April 25. The team struck early with a first quarter goal by junior Hunter Band. After that early goal Churchill responded and tied up the game with three seconds remaining in the first, stealing all of the momentum to end the quarter. Churchill then proceeded to score 14 goals in a row. In the fourth quarter senior midfielder Jonathan Rosenstein beat Brown commit Reed Moshyedi to feed junior Jared Rabin who finished for his first goal of the season. the final score was 14-2.

The team took on Sherwood at home on senior night on April 20. They started out strong playing tough defense and shutting Sherwood out during the first quarter, with the score being 1-0 after the first. The second quarter was a completely different story. The Patriots allowed five goals while only scoring one. In the third they allowed two and once again only scored one. In the fourth quarter they only allowed one goal but failed to score in the final quarter. In net, Ethan Heiberger saved 14 out of the 22 shots he faced. Junior Caleb Metz scored, and sophomores Nate Gilkey and Zane Cohen each scored as well.

On April 18 the team traveled to take on Gaithersburg. Once again the Patriots played outstanding, winning this game by their largest victory margin of the season with the final score 16-1. Juniors Caleb Metz and Hunter Band each had three goals while Gilkey also had a three-goal game. Senior midfielder Jonathan Rosenstein had two goals, while fellow senior midfielder Andrew Espejo had a goal also. Alex Kim and Cohen also scored, as juniors Justin Fishman and Danny Rothenburg added one goal apiece.

Both goalies saw action in this game. Graham stopped all four of the shots he faced while Heiberger let in one goal on four shots. “We played really well today. Anytime we can put up that many goals and move the ball around as well as we did then we will be a tough team to face. I really feel that we can keep up this success,” Rosenstein said.

The team hosted Clarksburg on April 16. The team played their best game of the season winning 14-0. On offense, Band had four goals while Metz and Cohen had three. McLaughlin had two while Gilkey and senior midfielder Andrew Espejo each has a single goal. In net, Heiberger played exceptional, shutting Clarksburg out. The defense in front of Heiberger played extremely well also, only allowing Clarksburg to take six shots the entire game. “I think that was for sure our best game of the year. We played well and scored a lot on offense while the defense really excelled and shut down their offense tonight. When the defense is playing as well as they were it makes my job a lot easier,” Heiberger said.

The team took on Northwest away on April 13. The team started out strong and kept the pressure going all game. They scored at least two goals in every quarter and scored three in the third. The team played strong defense and had strong goalie play as well. Graham played well in net stopping seven out of the 10 shots he faced. Offensively the team was lead by Band and Cohen, who each had three goals on the evening, while Gilkey, McLaughlin and Kim each added a goal of their own. “We were really clicking, offensively and defensively we played strong and we were in sync all night,” Gilkey said.

The team’s next game is tonight against The Heights.

Sam Greene

Senior Sports Editor