JV lacrosse celebrates second victory with brownies and gatorade



Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

Carlmont’s junior varsity lacrosse team stepped up its game and won 7-5  against Saratoga High School on Thursday, April 11, 2013.

They have been having a rough season so far, having won two games and lost seven. Their losses have not destroyed their team spirit, as they continue to fight for wins.

The team was  at a disadvantage, seeing as they had recently lost three players due to inadequate grades. A few had to play different positions to make up for the loss of players.

Despite this, there was confidence in the air even days before the game was played. On the Tuesday leading up to it, Cody Campbell had said: “I’m not worried. I’m too determined to win to be worried.”

The team was able to play lock down defense for the entire first half; they only allowed one goal.

Cole Castro stated Marshall Cofield, the goalie,  deserves most credit for their successful defense. Castro said that “Marshall has improved a lot since the beginning of the season.”

There was a new play introduced to the team by Coach Phil Leichtle called two-two-two, which had a positive effect on the outcome of the game. Castro estimates that the team scored two or three times as a result of the change.

One of the attackers, Nathan Klebanov, said: “The new tactic was a lot more effective because we were able to get open easier, allowing a lot of open shots on the goal.”

Carlmont’s offense took smarter shots and looked for the open man on every possession, which used to be some of the team’s weaknesses.

Piety scored three goals, Castro scored two goals, Klebanov scored one goal, and Rebholtz scored one goal.

Excited by their success, the team celebrated by running wildly around the locker room and feasting on brownies and gatorade. Boys will be boys.