Boys JV lacrosse suffers a tough 16-7 loss to Brother Rice

Boys JV lacrosse suffers a tough 16-7 loss to Brother Rice

Coming off a handful of impressive games, the boys JV lacrosse team felt confident as it traveled to Bloomington to take on the Brother Rice Warriors. Brother Rice has been a dominant lacrosse program for the last decade; therefore, it is always a big game that the Rangers look forward to every year.

As the game began, the team had to play through some unfavorable conditions due to light rain showers prior to and during the game. However, the boys battled through the first quarter to keep it a tight game; the score remained tied at the start of the second quarter. The boys seemed as though they were burnt out from keeping up with the Warriors in the first quarter. The Rangers were not able to get as many offensive possessions as they had in the prior quarter, resulting in Brother Rice finding its stride and taking the lead as halftime started.

To start the second half, FHC knew that it had to pick up how the team was playing in order to remain in the game. Freshman Nolan Hartl stepped up once again by gaining the Ranger offense several more possessions by dominating his face-offs. After pushing through some setbacks from some questionable penalty calls, FHC won the quarter and the game was neck-and-neck again as the boys went to the fourth quarter.

However, Brother Rice seemed to swiftly take advantage of the little substitution that the Rangers were doing and started pulling away late in the fourth quarter. Although sophomore Jonah McConnell made an impressive effort to keep his team in the game, the Rangers fell with a final of 16-7.

As of its most recent loss, the team’s record falls to 4-3. However, the Rangers have a couple of days until they face the Rockford Rams on Thursday, April 29th. Therefore, the team will look to put in a detailed gameplan in order to have a commanding bounce-back win.