Boys lacrosse falls short in 8–7 defeat to WJ

By Ben Levin

[score id=”49732″ align=”right”] The boys lacrosse team (3–4) dropped their second consecutive game on Monday, losing in an 8–7 thriller against the Walter Johnson Wildcats.

Defender Daniel Fraser is locked in a face-off during a tightly contested game against Walter Johnson. Photo courtesy of Keith Greenberg.
Defender Daniel Fraser is locked in a face-off during a tightly contested game against Walter Johnson. Photo courtesy of Keith Greenberg.

As a result of yet another close loss, players were deeply frustrated with the outcome.

“Our defense was watching the ball too much, which allowed WJ to score easily,” goalie Jackson Parker said. “If we had done a better job of that, we would have let in a lot less goals.”

The team’s defense, however, improved compared to their last game, in which they surrendered 18 goals to Churchill.

Before this two game stretch, the Vikes had won two in a row. With only five games left in the season, the team plans to tighten up their play.

“We need to be extremely focused and intense in our practice and preparation,” Parker said. “We have to be playing our lacrosse by the time playoffs roll around.”

The Vikings’ next game is at B-CC on Thursday at 7:15.