Boys Lacrosse vs. Waunakee
The season came to an abrupt end for the University School boys’ lacrosse team on Friday, May 31st. The Wildcats lost to Waunakee 16-9 in the opening round of the Wisconsin Lacrosse Federation state tournament playoffs at Waunakee High School.
The Warriors jumped ahead quickly, taking a 5-0 lead in the first quarter.
The Wildcats rallied in the second quarter and matched their hosts in the number of goals they scored in the second quarter: 3. But that still left USM trailing at the half by an 8-3 score.
The Warriors blazed further ahead and the third quarter ended with Waunakee leading 14-5. USM outscored Waunakee 4-2 in the remaining 12 minutes, but it was too little too late and the Wildcats’ playoffs hopes ended and their season drew to a disappointing close.
Carl Anderson, USM’s head coach, assessed the team’s finale, “They got off to their run and gun game for the first quarter and a bit, but we settled in and finished the second quarter strong to bring it to 8-3. Unfortunately, we had a goal disallowed at the start of the third quarter that killed momentum, and they got three quick ones after that. They boys showed no quit though, and played to the end. It was a great season.”
Three Wildcats shared the lead in goal scoring with 2 each: Jacob Como, Kyler Ringgold, and Carson Mogush. John Walters, Ryan Zwief, and Ryan Kennedy scored 1 goal piece. Tim Rooney had 2 assists while Como had 1 assist.
Alex Sanchez had 6 saves in the contest for USM. The Wildcats won 12 of the 26 faceoffs in the game. Ali Vaseem won 9 faceoffs and Como won 3.
USM ended the season at 9-6 and finished at 7-2 in the Classic Eight Conference.