Boys’ lacrosse narrowly defeated by Bella Vista

In a close, hard-fought game, the lacrosse team was defeated by Bella Vista, 4-5, on April 9.

“We definitely played our best game of the year today,” senior Skovran Cunningham said.

Sophomore Aidan Cunningham scored one goal, senior Keegan Crain scored a goal and Skovran scored two.

Bella Vista scored four goals in the first period and only one goal the rest of the game.

“Brad played amazing at goalie,” sophomore Adam Dean said. “He saved so many open shots.”

Crain attributed the loss to the Cavs not being on their toes the entire game.

“We also only had two substitutes,” he added. “So being on our toes would be extremely tiring for the entire game.”

The Cavs had only 12 players at the game.

“(Our) communication was good,” Crain said. “However, we need to communicate the right things at the right time. I think we moved the ball well, had great possession, and Skovran had an outstanding game.”

According to Skovran, the Cavs could have done better on finishing the chances they created.

“(Bella Vista) was not as good as they were in the past, but they are well coached and know the game,” Skovran said.

Senior Grant Miner said that the Cavs had great defense.

“Our main problem was that we couldn’t get the ball moving to their side, and (we) didn’t do much when we did,” he said.

Aidan agreed with Miner.

“We didn’t have enough possession and we couldn’t get the ball to our offense,” Aidan said. “So they had triple the chances that we had. We didn’t take care of the ball well enough and (didn’t) take advantage of man-up plays.”

The next game will be away against San Marin on Wednesday, April 22, at 5:30 p.m. The boys will be dismissed at 2:15 p.m.

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