St. Luke’s Boys Lacrosse had a thrilling first FAA game at home against Kingswood Oxford on Monday, April 3. KO started off strong with 3 goals early in the first period but as the SLS offense gained confidence, they passed the ball nicely and by the end of the half had closed the gap to 3-5 following two goals from Alex Nerod ‘17 and one from Paul Woodberry ‘17. The Storm went a man down midway through the game, but the defense did an awesome job holding off the threat as well as some amazing saves from goalkeeper, Ned Cunniffe ‘20.
As the second half progressed, SLS started to roll with Nerod adding three more goals, Woodberry chipping in two more and Chris Besgen ‘18, Evan Ruschil ‘18, and Hunter Libman ‘17 each getting a goal to add to the tally.
The game ended with a final score of 11-8, a huge win for the Storm as the defense proved they could hang tough and the offense demonstrated a nice ability to move the ball and find an open shooter.
On Wednesday, Boys Lacrosse faced The Hopkins School and came away with a nice 12-5 win. The game proved to be very different than recent matchups between the two teams which often ended with one-goal differentials.
Besgen was the leading scorer with three goals and Jack Brooks ‘17 and Jack Halsey ‘18 both had two goals each. Also, critical to the offensive effort were Libman, Nerod, Ruschil, and Woodberry, each with a goal.
Nick Lange ‘17 won an amazing number of face-offs and our defense hung tight, leaving few scoring opportunities for Hopkins, holding the opposition to only one goal in the first half.
Come out to cheer on the team for this Wednesday’s (April 12) home game against Hamden Hall at 4:15pm.
Boys Varsity Tennis
Boys Varsity Tennis opened up their season on the road to Greens Farms Academy on Friday 4/7.
There was some excellent tennis on show from both teams but the Storm would fall 3-4 against their local rival. Four of the seven matches went all the way to three sets with Brain Peck ‘19 and Zach Amendola ‘21 winning their third-set tiebreaker for the second match in a row playing at the number two doubles match. Jack Truwit ‘20, playing in the number one singles match, made light work of his opponent, despite nursing a shoulder injury, winning in straight sets.
Next Up for Boys Tennis is a trip to Brunswick on Wednesday 4/12.