Boys lacrosse dominates Blake, Magruder in regular seasonWednesday, May 16, 2012 By PHIL FEELEMYER AND ANGELA NIÑO
Boys varsity lacrosse ended their season strong in a close game against Richard Montgomery with a score of 7-8. Their overall record was 6-6, losing in the first round of the playoffs. Their game against Churchill High School was packed with students and parents alike. Senior Jeff Canter’s father Richard Canter was in his usual attire of the school’s second mascot; sporting an orange face, blue hair, and a blow horn. Unfortunately, the game was lost 3-15. The boys won their home game against Blake High School on May 3 with a 10-4 score after losing against Rockville, Northwest and Quince Orchard high schools. Attackman junior Shane Soghomonian said, "The season started off really well, we’ve been playing down to the level of our opponents, but practices have gotten harder because of it and we’re getting back to playing full intensity all the time." During the QOHS game, Soghomonian got a concussion from a helmet to helmet collision when he went for the ball. "He was a really big part of our offense, and DJ, Wes, and Paul Gianfrancesco definitely stepped up to fill the hole in our offense," junior defender Sutton Gasper said. The boys won against Magruder High School on April 20 with a score of 16-2. It was a definite motivational boost after the loss to rival school, Clarksburg High School on April 17 where the boys played a close game of 3-5. The boys won the games against Gaithersburg High School on April 12 and John F. Kennedy High School on March 28. The home game against Gaithersburg was won 8-6 and the away game against JFK was won 17-3. While the game at Walter Johnson High School was lost 7-10 on March 26, the boys prevailed in the games against Paint Branch High School on March 24 and their first game against Seneca Valley High School on March 21. They beat Paint Branch 10-8 and Seneca Valley with an impressive 13-1. During the Seneca Valley game, Soghomonian scored an impressive nine goals, breaking a school record for the most goals scored in one game by a single person. Soghomonian said, "We should have beat all of these teams, it was just again, getting used to working together."