Lauth, boys’ lax solidify spot at top of section

Matt Muenzberg, Sports Editor

After their one goal loss to Eagan on April 14, some questions were raised about whether or not the boys’ lacrosse team would be able to make a third straight title run. After it was discovered that senior attacks Christian Horn and Will Hoesly would be out for the season, many fans felt that BSM may not even make it out of their section.

But the injury-depleted Red Knights made a statement on Tuesday night, showing that section five was still theirs to lose when they beat the Blake Bears 7-4.

With Horn and Hoesly out, senior attack Nick Lauth stepped up in their place. Lauth scored three straight goals in the second half to take the score from 3-3 to 6-3. Lauth also assisted on two other goals, the second of which came on a play where he drew the defense down low then fired a pass from behind the net to junior attack Jack Tucker, who buried an easy goal to seal it in the fourth quarter.

The Bears got off to a slow start this season, entering this game on a four game losing streak. That said, they came within one goal of second ranked Eden Prairie and have been section runner up to the Red Knights the last two seasons, taking BSM to overtime a year ago. They will most likely be the Red Knights’ toughest competition in the section finals later this month.

Now that they’ve solidified themselves as favorites in their section, BSM will have a chance to become State favorites once again when they take on Eden Prairie on Saturday, May 5, at home. The Eagles beat top-ranked Eagan earlier this week.