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Back-to-back victories for boys lacrosse team
The Vashon Lacrosse Club’s boys high school team finished the week with two consecutive wins over Highline and Seattle’s Nathan Hale High School to remain solidly in the hunt for a berth in the state playoffs.
In a Wednesday, April 18, game against Highline, Vashon bolted to a 6-0 lead in the first quarter, with three goals each from Dan Lofland and Caz Mozeleski.
Vashon’s offensive intensity tapered off in the second and third quarters, but led by goalie Aaron Bomber and defender Nick Amundsen, the defense stood solid to thwart any Highline offensive surge. In the fourth quarter, Vashon’s offense awakened with a flurry of four goals to seal the win, 13-4. Mozeleski finished with his best performance of the season with five goals and an assist.
On Saturday Vashon faced off against Seattle’s Nathan Hale High School, which has a record of seven wins and two losses.
Vashon started sluggishly, but led by Luke Hembree with a goal and two assists, Vashon stayed close up to halftime, trailing 5-4.
Led by Goalie Bomber, Vashon stayed close through the third quarter before Vashon’s offense took charge.
Starting the fourth quarter, Nathan Hale held a 7-6 lead, but Vashon held true to its vision to “find a way to win” and scored three consecutive goals to take and never relinquish the lead.
With four minutes to play, Lofland, Mozeleski and Hembree led the charge to secure the win.
Nathan Hale cut Vashon’s lead to one with less than two minutes to play. Vashon responded with a whistling goal from Lofland assisted by Griff Jennings.
Vashon’s win put it over 500 with a 5 and 4 record. The team’s next game is Saturday against Ballard at 2 p.m. at home.
— Charley Rosenberry is the coach of the high school boys lacrosse team.