Disadvantaged by lack of practice and missing members, boys’ lacrosse was defeated by Lincoln High School on March 20, 5-17.
Three goals were scored by senior Skovran Cunningham, one by senior Keegan Crain, and one by freshman Theo Kaufman.
Senior Maxwell Shukuya said that although Lincoln played well, the point disparity was primarily caused by scant showings at practices.
“We just haven’t had all of our players at practice,” he said. “And it was our first game.”
Sickness and injury also took their tolls on the team. Several members of the already short-handed team were out, leaving crucial positions open. Even with seniors Ethan Ham and Crain filling in for missing players, the team still amounted to a mere 11 players.
“Our team is very small; we only have one sub,” senior Skovran Cunningham said. “Most teams have about 10 good subs.”
Senior Grant Miner agreed.
“The fact that we had no substitutions for midfielders meant [that] we were losing from the beginning,” he said.
According to Cunningham, lacrosse coach Aaron Couchot told the team that they need to work on their energy conservation and possession.
“I think [that] if we focus on what we did wrong today, we can be very competitive with the upcoming teams,” Cunningham said.