Lacrosse Team Defeats Northshore in Final Regular Season Game
The CHS Varsity Lacrosse team took to the field on Saturday, April 11 against number three team Northshore, who had traveled over from Mandeville. This was the last regular season game for the Bears before they start preparations for their playoff run.
Even without a game for two weeks and being on Spring Break, the Bears came out hot, with Christopher Miller scoring an unassisted goal just 38 seconds into play. This gave the Bears more energy as they continued to roll. The Bears again scored with an unassisted goal by Daniel Grant at the 8:36 mark. The final goal of the quarter came at the 7:37 mark, when Matthew Creel scored his first goal of the season off of an assist from Andrew Young.
The Bears scored first in the second quarter, with Justin David getting goals at the 6:26 mark off of an assist from Reeves Walker and then again at the 5:31 mark off of an assist from Grant. The Bears then gave up two goals and went into half time up 5-2.
The Bears opened the third quarter with Young scoring off of a David feed at the 9:38 mark. The pair again teamed up at the 4:13 mark for another Bears goal by Young. At the 1:34 Miller scored his second goal of the game off of an assist from Grant, giving the Bears a 8-3 lead. The Spartans were able to put a charge together, scoring 3 goals in the last 1:03 of the quarter.
The Bears went into the fourth quarter up 8-6. Northshore scored at the 6:07 mark to bring it within one point, but the Bears defense tightened up and maintained the flow of the game. Young scored his third goal of the game at the 1:16 mark, to give the Bears a little breathing room. The Bears were able to win the face-off and maintain control of the ball to run out the clock and bring home the win, beating the Spartans 9-7.
The Bears return to the practice field on Monday in preparations for their Louisiana High School Lacrosse League Quarterfinal game in Shreveport against the Byrd Yellowjackets at 7p.m. Friday, April 17. The winner will advance to the LHSLL Championship Weekend.