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Lacrosse takes on Eastside Catholic
The Vashon Lacrosse Club’s varsity team suffered two recent losses, but has shown improvement since beginning the 2011 season.
On Saturday, March 19, the team visited Eastside Catholic. Vashon’s inexperience and lack of focus combined with Eastside’s discipline and athleticism resulted in a lopsided win for Eastside Catholic, 18-3.
Despite the loss, sophomore goalie Aaron Bomber played heroically in the goal.
On Tuesday, March 22, longtime rival Curtis High School of University Place visited Vashon.
Though Curtis is a much larger school than Vashon, there has always been a wonderful rivalry between the teams dating back to the mid-1990s.
Curtis controlled the ball for virtually the entire first quarter, and jumped to a commanding lead. Vashon did not help itself by squandering opportunities to get the ball out of its defensive end. At halftime, Curtis led 9-2.
It is becoming apparent, though, that this Vashon team does not quit. Vashon stormed out in the second half to dominate play. Led by senior co-captain Sam West, the defense stiffened while Vashon’s offense scored twice.
At the end of the third quarter, junior Konnar Fall made a wonderful assist on a goal to Luke Hembree that represented the offensive unit’s potential. Vashon could not pull any closer to Curtis after surrendering so may goals early on. Curtis finished with a 13-5 victory.
This game showed notable signs of improvement for Vashon. If the team continues to progress and further strengthens its hunger for success, positive results lie ahead.
On Thursday, March 31, Vashon will play an away game against Lakeside High School.
— Charley Rosenberry is the coach of the Vashon Lacrosse Club.