The Walkersville boys lacrosse team played the Urbana Hawks on Tuesday, May 1st. The Lions were led by seniors Keegan Moriarty and Zach Hope, who tallied four points and three points respectively. Moriarty had a goal and three assists, while Hope had two goals and an assist. Senior Kyle Wilkinson had two goals, and Kevin Donegan and Nico McDonough chipped in with a goal each. Despite their efforts, the Lions lost 12-7.
“The team played well overall but we made a few key mistakes and lacked possession in our offensive zone. If these had been different the game could have went the other way,” said senior John Kelly.
Wilkinson said, “We played well but made some errors on both sides of the ball. It was a huge step forward from our last game and we need to continue in the right direction as we prepare for playoffs.”
“We showed at some points of the game what we are capable of if we are playing well. We have struggled with some injuries lately, but we should be able to get everyone back before playoffs. If we play with confidence and use the skill our team has we will be able to make a good run during playoffs,” Moriarty added.
“Against teams as good as Urbana, you can play really well but mistakes make the difference between winning and losing. We competed well and put in a good effort but unfortunately were not able to pull out a win. The game against Tuscarora on Thursday is a big one for us and we should be able to win if we all play well,” said junior Andrew Earls.
Donegan said, “We didn’t end up with a win but there were so many positives to take from this game and we can use certain moments to learn. We have one more game before playoffs and being able to put this game behind us to bounce back and get back in a winning streak is really important for us.”