Varsity lacrosse team moves season record to 4-5


Isabella Keaton

NC’s varsity lacrosse team played games Kennesaw Mountain High School, Trinity Christian High School, and North Springs High School. With one win out of three games, NC’s record moved to 4-5.

Isabella Keaton, Reporter, Photographer

This past week, NC’s varsity lacrosse team played games against Kennesaw Mountain High School, Trinity Christian High School, and North Springs High School. NC won one of the three games to move their record to 4-5.

“As the season has gone on, we’ve gotten closer chemistry-wise, and because of that we’ve been able to work together better,” senior Alan Berkoski said.

The Warriors played the Kennesaw Mountain Mustangs and lost 2-15 at home on Wednesday, March 14. Berkoski and freshman Trenton Nolen scored the two goals for NC while the Mustangs dominated the Warriors.

The Warriors played the Trinity Christian Lions and fell 6-15 on Friday, March 16. Berkoski scored four goals on 13 shots in the match. Junior Shemar Samual and senior Tim Emerson bagged the remaining goals.

The Warriors played the North Springs Spartans and won 7-6 in overtime on Saturday, March 17. The leading score changed hands all throughout the game and went into overtime after NC tied it up, winning in the last minute of the fourth quarter.

After the game went into overtime, North Springs won the opening faceoff and peppered sophomore Ayden Youngblood, but the Lions could not break past him. After Youngblood received the ball, Berkoski ran the ball to the goal and scored—his sixth goal of the game—with an assist from senior Jackson Gallman.

During the intense game, NC players Emmerson and junior Noah Mckouen received penalties. Mckouen, with two penalties and Emerson with one, the Warriors stayed tight on defense and did not let North Springs score another goal.

Out of the three games NC played, Berkoski scored 11 of the 15 goals. Berkoski continuously scores for NC, and the team continues to rely on his offensive skills.

“I kinda just tell everybody to go out on the field and be a dog. I can’t tell people to be a dog if I’m not a dog, so I just go out there hit as many people as I can and score,” Berkoski said.