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Boys Lacrosse Downs Rye in Thriller

Daniel Clarke
The St. Luke’s boys varsity lacrosse team edged out an 18-17 win against Rye Country Day School in a thrilling home contest on Wednesday, April 20.

Picking up its first Fairchester Athletic Association (FAA) victory, the Storm’s win improves its record to 2-2 for the season.

The Storm, trailing the Wildcats 4-6 early in the second quarter, scored four unanswered goals before halftime to lead 8-6.

In the back-and-forth game, St. Luke’s maintained the slightest advantage as they headed into the final quarter, leading Rye 14-13.

The two teams traded blows again in the fourth quarter of the gripping matchup, but the Storm managed to close out the last couple of minutes to seal a crucial win.

Captains Dillon Mannix ‘22 and Matty Goldstein ‘22 scored five goals each. In a tremendous offensive display, junior Roderick Olson scored five goals also. 

Mannix was pleased with how his team responded to going down early in the game: “I think the key to winning the game was how our players persevered when they were down. We came together in the end and fought hard for the victory.”

The Storm has three huge FAA contests up next when the team hosts Kingswood Oxford School on Saturday, April 23, and Greens Farms Academy on Wednesday, April 27, before traveling to Hamden Hall on Friday, April 29. 

Mannix knows this is an important stretch and what the team has to do to succeed: “We need to continue to work on our defensive communication and our patience on offense. Once we get those two things down, we will be in a good position to succeed in our big games.”
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