Boys Lacrosse Beats Expectations

By Donald Ceus ’15

(In the interest of full disclosure, Donald Ceus is on the Boys Lacrosse team)

With a winning record of 10-6, the boys’ lacrosse team shattered many expectations for the 2015 season.

“I felt like everyone on the team played hard,” said senior midfielder Malick Roberts.  “ We gave it our all even thought the odds were against us.”

After edging Stuyvesant High School 11-3 in their final regular season game on May 6, the Hornets earned 9th seed in the playoffs out of 16 selected teams.  Their first round game was against Susan Wagner High School (8th seed) on May 11.

The match was close.  The two teams gave it their all and traded goals.  Nevertheless, the defense held the home fort and junior goalie, Omer Omar, only let in 3 goals out of 24 shots.

“We showed them what Midwood was about,” said junior midfielder Esteban Zuleta.  “Both sides put up a good fight, but we overcame them with skills and hard work.”

The attackmen and midfielders played great motion offense and capitalized on many opportuniites.  Everything they practiced came together on game day and helped them secure a seat in the quarterfinals.

“Going into the game, the team knew Susan Wagner might’ve been a challenge,” said junior midfielder Jawaad Javaid.  “However, we were well prepared because of the work and effort we put in practice.  At the end, we took the win!”

The Hornets advanced to the quarterfinals; however, they were eliminated after falling to Hunter College High School, 15-4 on May 13.

“It was a great season; I hate to see it be over,” said junior attackman Noah Essa.

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