The KSC Men’s Lacrosse team took their show on the road for spring break as they traveled to California and left the East Coast for some competitive action out west.
On March 11, the team took on Whittier in a tightly contested affair that took a goal with 5:23 to play to put them up by two and secure the 10-8 victory.
KSC managed to out-shoot Whittier 37-35 and senior JT Galloway rifled in four goals, while a handful of his teammates chipped in with a goal each. However, key defensive plays by Alex Sharp and Mike Curley helped solidify the victory.
Senior Captain Tommy Todd said, “Whittier was pretty good, they actually impressed me. I mean there’s no one on that team from the East coast whatsoever so you see all the talent is growing out west. We only beat them 10-8 so it was a hard fought game.”
Four days later in San Diego, Calif. the team took on Swarthmore (Pa.) College. In this match-up, a huge third quarter helped put KSC over the top by a score of 12-7.
Again, Galloway played a pivotal role as he threw in another three goals, while sophomore Ryan Hart stepped up big with three goals of his own to go along with a few assists as well.
With another high frequency of shots on goal, KSC found a way to capitalize on the 35 shots sending 12 of them through the net and pushing their record to 4-0.
Todd said, “Our whole team has bought into what we are doing, so I mean our sidelines are the biggest fans that we have.” He continued, “It’s 45 kids on our team, only ten are on the field. In the Whittier game we had three or four starters go down with injuries so a bunch of younger kids stepped up. Everyone’s part of the team.”
In those four days between the games, the squad was able to relax a bit and enjoy some of the things California had to offer. This included going hiking, visiting the San Diego Zoo, and even getting into an intense laser tag game at a multi-floor facility.
Add that to the fact they completed what they sought ought to do, it’s safe to say the team is feeling good.
Todd said, “Morale is just through the roof right now, but the thing is, is that we are humble, we’re trying not to get big heads and just keep playing one game at a time and see where it leads us.”
This team is playing with a ton of passion and momentum right now which could be a sign that a dominant run might be on it’s way in a stretch of upcoming key games. The first will be played against Roger Williams University on March, 23.
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