University Knocks out Lacrosse

Lindsay Wilson, Lifestyle Editor

Boys’ lacrosse was defeated by University High School of San Francisco 12-10 in the first round of North Coast playoffs. The game was held at the University campus on May 14.

According to junior defender Austin Chau, the score was close throughout the match. There was a lot of “back and forth play” between the 2 teams. At halftime, the score was tied.

Chau felt the team played “outstanding.”

Sophomore defender Jake Tenerowicz agreed. “I think we played one of our best games of the season,” he said. “We ran the field really well. Everyone was into the game. No one was checked out,” he added.

“When everyone plays well individually, we play better as a team,” Chau explained.

“We were all really focused when we came out. We executed that well,” midfielder Will Rack said.

According to Chau, there was a “really high tempo” during the game. “All parts of the game, both offense and defense, had a lot of effort and hustle,” he said.

“The reason why we lost isn’t because they played better than us. Just a few random things that aren’t in our hands are what cost us the game,” Chau added.

“They had really good scorers, and they were more experienced than us,” Chau explained. Tenerowicz said, “The other team came out well-prepared. They got us in the beginning with a couple of goals.”

“In the end, we slowed down a little,” Tenerowicz said. 

“It’s sad to know that I’m not going to see my brothers every day, but knowing that we have the whole team coming back together next year makes me really excited,” Chau said. 

Tenerowicz also feels disheartened by the loss; however, he is proud of the season as a whole. “I thought we had a well-played season. It will help us for next year, so that we can get better,” he said.

“I think it was a pretty good season. There were some ups and downs, but for a team as young as we are we played really well,” Rack added.