Blind Brook’s boys’ varsity lacrosse team made the playoffs this season but didn’t stay for long. They participated in one game this past week, giving it their all, which unfortunately resulted in a big-time loss.
On Wednesday, May 15, the Trojans played their first and final playoff game away against Irvington High School. The first quarter opened poorly with Blind Brook winning only one of 10 faceoffs. Irvington acquired nine points while the Trojans had trouble scoring at all. During the last minute of the second quarter, junior Drew Kaye scored one point followed by juniors Cameron Storch and John James Banahan scoring two additional points during the third. Irvington managed to score another seven goals throughout the game, leaving the Trojans trailing 16-3. Their final 2019 record stands at 6-11.
Blind Brook may have been defeated in the first round of the playoffs, but their season has been a step up from the Trojans’ past. They played with confidence and are looking forward to bringing that same positive energy onto the field next year. Senior midfielder Rowan Kansler and senior defender Dean Santorelli will be moving on from the Trojans and are not expected to play lacrosse in their college years. Head coach Matthew Thomson is happy with his team’s results this year. “Our goals for this season have been to play with confidence, trust in your teammates, and to improve upon last year,” he said. “We have met all three.” Things will be looking brighter for the Trojans’ future if they stay focused and continue to work hard next season. Until then, Blind Brook’s varsity team will have a lax several months until the spring of 2020.