Boys’ Lacrosse Dominates Rivals

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Samuel Ganten, Staff Writer

Boys’ varsity lacrosse beat Miramonte decisively on April 21, despite having an injured goalie. According to their coach, the 19-5 is a testament to the squad’s improvement over the season.

“I thought it was great that we were coming together as a team,” said head coach Mitchel Frey.

The game began with a strong offensive push by the Cougars. By the end of the 1st half, Campolindo was out in front, 10-2. Yet Frey was not quite satisfied. “We need to play a full game, from 1st to 4th quarter,” he said.

While starting goalkeeper senior Brett Smith was absent due to a college trip, Frey felt that Campo mounted a good defense. Junior Brian Gross filled, in spite of an inured hand, took over the critical defensive position for the game.

“I had fractured my thumb on Thursday, but I got cleared to play anyway,” said Gross. “I feel content about my performance considering it was my first time being a varsity goalie.”

The game saw many of the younger and more inexperienced players participate in the latter stages.

“It was great to give the team the experience,” said Frey. “Everybody has a role.”

Miramonte scored several last minute goals, but were unable to make up the early deficit.

“They came into the game trash-talking us and we shut them down in the 1st half,” said senior Kannah Cruikshank. “We showed them we were the better team by far.”