Senior night brings much desired victory
BLAZER STADIUM, May 3 —
The energy level was high as a sizable number of students, teachers and parents came out to support the varsity boys' lacrosse (5-6) senior night game against the Einstein Titans (7-4). The Blazers came out on top, defeating the Titans, 7-6.
The spirited vibe of the special night, commemorating the seniors, added to the team's thirst for victory. "Playing for our seniors and for Eric Colbert, we definitely had a lot of heart going into the game," junior Andy Slenkovich said.
In light of all of these special events, beating the Titans was especially important to the team. "We knew we had to get the win," junior goalie Joshua Blockstein said. Head coach Christopher Brown agreed. "I think the seniors really wanted it," he said.
Blair's defense played equally hard against the scrappy and persistent Titan offense, with an especially strong performance from senior Edwin Salvador. Meanwhile, Blockstein also fended off the invading Titans with multiple decisive saves late in the game. Although Einstein kept the score tight, the Blazers' victory was a credit to their strategic play. "There were a few brain farts on defense, but we were playing smart lacrosse," Brown said.
The night ended with a warm sendoff to the seniors, who were given flowers and posed for pictures with their families. Although the season is not quite over, the impact of the seniors graduating is already being considered. According to Brown, the team's improving young attack is an encouraging indicator of a positive future. "We're definitely going to lose a lot of depth on our team, guys who bring a lot of good attitude," Brown said.
The varsity lacrosse team will play its final home game Tuesday, May 8, against Northwest at 7 p.m.
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