Boys lacrosse team handles Country Day, looks ahead to Hempfield
The seniors stepped on the field for their last home game on Monday May 2. The Lampeter-Strasburg boys lacrosse team defeated Lancaster Country Day School 21-2. The team had a rough start. After calling a timeout, LCDS opened the scoring. The boys didn’t let that get in their heads, however. Nate Patterson, Teddy Mazaheri, and Alex Knarr all scored before the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter had a much faster start than the first. L-S had scored three more times (Knarr twice, and Noah Patterson once) before LCDS could manage to put another goal in the net. Towards the end of the first half it was L-S 8- LCDS 2, and L-S players continued to set up a beautiful goals. Nate Patterson took one of these set-ups, and claimed his 200th goal for L-S. After the game, Patterson preferred to talk about his team's accomplishment, saying, “The team came in really focused to play LCDS… the focus allowed us to win end to end”.
The second half of the game was a blur of L-S goals. The L-S boys trampled over LCDS’s defense. Mazaheri scored early in the quarter which opened the door for L-S’s offensive show to begin. Knarr scored 5 and Trevor King scored 3 goals each. Tyler Zameroski and Kyle Metz also got a goal each. The finishing play that ended the game was an L-S goal by Joey Jordan.
The seniors had a beautiful win to wrap up their season on the home field. Senior, Alex Knarr said “(he) spilled sauce on the field for the last time, let’s hope it stains” as a wish for this season to be remembered fondly. While sad that their last home game was over, all of the team looks forward to their next game on Wednesday at Hempfield, a matchup with playoff implications as L-S looks to notch its first win over the Black Knights.
--Ivy McComsey, LSNews.org Boys Lacrosse Reporter