Pope excommunicates Warriors in 18-2 rout


Caroline Long

NC lost a devastating game against Pope, dropping below .500 in the early season.

Emmett Schindler, News editor

The NC boys varsity lacrosse team squared off against the Pope Greyhounds last Friday night at home, marking their third game of the week, losing disappointingly 18-2.

The Greyhounds came out firing in the first quarter, scoring their first goal only 48 seconds into the game. NC’s defense struggled throughout the first half, giving up nine goals, with junior Pope attacker Michael Oswald scoring six of them.

The second quarter stood as a deja vu of the first, but only allowing five goals. The goalie change could have proved a difference, with junior Taylor Melton replacing junior Ethan Borawski.

“Our region games are really hard this year, especially against Pope. But we should still have a winning record,” junior Connor Armstrong said.
The shutout finally ended in the middle of the third quarter, when Armstrong scored with Pope defesemen surrounding him. Senior Joseph Locke tallied one more goal in the fourth quarter, finishing the game with a final score of 18-2.

“I think we can bounce back after that game by having a hard practice today and winning a big game tomorrow against a team we matchup well against,” junior Dylan Stanhope said.

The varsity lacrosse team plays tomorrow against Pebblebrook at home, so come out and support the Warriors as they try to get right back on track.