Mats Beat Unfocused Lacrosse


Katie Erickson, Staff Writer

Boys’ lacrosse fell to Miramonte 5-4 on May 6 at Campolindo.

According to midfielder Andrew Brown, his team lacked the mental poise they needed to win. “We should have come into the game a little more prepared and been a little more focused. I think we were all a little too excited. Our coach told us we were going to make NCS this season so it might have just distracted us from our goal of winning the game,” he said.

Defender Gavin Rock agreed. “During the first half, our team came out flat, and our intensity wasn’t with us, which decided the game for us,” he said.

Brown believed there was also a lack of communication and a lot of dropped passes. “We couldn’t really move the ball around on offense and we had trouble with the fundamentals of passing and catching. It was a bad game for us overall,” said Brown.

According to Rock, the team’s victory over Miramonte earlier in the season was a result of better ball handling . “Last game, Miramonte didn’t have their lead face-off man, which really helped us control the ball. And overall the first game we possessed the ball very well,” said Rock.

According to Brown, this was a significant setback and negatively impacted his team’s ranking. However, the loss did not keep the Cougars from the North Coast Section tournament.

Rock is hopeful the team can regain its enthusiasm and focus. “There were no individual mistakes, our entire team did very poorly in the last game. Next time we need to come into the game fired up, and really want it,” he said.

Before the game, senior, Joubin Zarrabi was recognized as the team’s lone graduating player.