Boys Lacrosse team finishes regular season, plans to prosper in playoffs


Sarah Elbeshbishi

Boys tearing down the field.

Ajay Branch and Salekri Sayeh

The Watkins Mill boys lacrosse team goes in with losing of 2-10, but look to succeed in the playoffs this week after winning one and losing two games before the postseason.

The team came fresh off the win against JFK and looked to take out the BCC Barons on their senior night Wednesday, May 3. Unfortunately the Barons were ready to go to battle too and came at the wolverines with full force. This was the best fundamentally sound game this season which was not reflected by the trailing score.  The team played a wonderful game but the Barons were more experienced and took that as their advantage. The score at the end of the game was 13-1.

“Overall as a team we started cleaning up some mistakes but we have a lot to work on too,” said senior  Leonardo Molina. “We play too much aggressive lacrosse, that’s what gets us turnovers and gets us too tired to play defense.”

The Watkins Mill boys lacrosse team picked up their second win of the season with a huge victory last Monday, May 2 against John F. Kennedy Cavaliers. The team had its mistakes but overall played a good game. Seniors Michael Lochner, Tommy Dawson, Leo Astorima, and Junior Griffin Borman boosted the team to victory giving a total of 11 goals and 8 assists. Watkins Mill took home the win with a score of 14-7.

“We were ready to go”,  said junior Selom Kalin, “I guess our head’s were more in the game.”

Though they won the game by a landslide, there were some things they needed to fix before playoffs. “Little things like catch the ball or making smart passes, little things you wouldn’t think could change the game, it really does. So even though we play hard, we’re making all those passes, it kind of hurts us.”

The next day the Wolverines went to battle with the Quince Orchard Cougars and came out wounded. This was the ultimate test for the ‘Rines , how they would play against the best team on their schedule. They made mistakes that QO capitalized on and scored on. The final score was 16-0.  

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