Boys’ lax Puts Up Tough Battle Against Blake

Theresa Lau

The boys’ varsity lacrosse team played long-time rival number-five rated Blake on Tuesday, Apr. 28. The teams kept the score close throughout the majority of the game, but in the end the number-six rated Red Knights lost 7-8. “It was a really good game,” said sophomore midfielder Peter Schubloom, “We were really evenly matched, and it’s too bad we didn’t come out with the win.”

The team came out with intensity, responding quickly to the Bears’ early goal with back-to-back goals scored by juniors Sean O’Toole and Charlie Gondeck. “We really came out physically,” said Gondeck, “I feel like we are starting to come together more as a team.”

Going into the third quarter, the score was tied 3-3, and both teams went back and forth scoring; juniors Bailey Dodds and Ryan Butts along with freshman Christian Horn all had goals for the Red Knights.

In the last minutes of the game BSM had a three-goal rally, making the score of the game 8-7. Despite close opportunities to put it away, the team did not score again to tie the game and the final scored remained 8-7 in favor of the Bears. “We fought until the end,” said Gondeck, “All in all I felt we played good. We will be ready to play them next time.”

This game was not only a long-term team rivalry, but more recently became a family rivalry. A new varsity member this year, freshman forward Christian Horn’s brother, Rob, is the head coach of the Blake Bears. “When you are playing your big brother’s team you want to score five goals and come out with the win. It was a fun game, but I didn’t want to lose,”  said Christian Horn.

Not only was Rob’s team facing off against his little brother, he is also a former coach of BSM who ledtype here the 2007 Red Knight’s to a State Championship. “It is really disheartening to lose to a former coach,” said senior Mike Hoff, “I really thought we were gonna come back after that three-goal streak, but we just didn’t have enough time to pull it off.”