19 Apr 2015

Lacrosse Season Ends with Quarterfinal Loss to Byrd

The lacrosse season ended Friday night for the Bears after their Louisiana High School Lacrosse League Quarterfinal loss to the Byrd Yellow Jackets. The Bears traveled up to Shreveport to take on Byrd.

The game started off slow for both squads, with the Bears playing stiff.  Byrd opened the scoring at the 9:56 mark of the first quarter.  The Bears pulled to an even score at the 5:49 mark with a goal by Jon Adam Town.  However, the Yellow Jackets scored two more goals to end the first quarter with a 3-1 lead.

The Bears opened the second quarter with a quick score by Christopher Miller off of an assist by Justin David.  However, the Bears couldní´t keep up with the Byrd midfielders and gave up 4 goals before half-time.  Going to the half, the Bears trailed 7-2.

The Bears were shut-out in the third quarter, while giving up 3 goals to the Yellow Jackets.
In the fourth quarter, the Bears traded goals with the Yellow Jackets, going down in defeat 12-4 and ending the season for the Bears and lacrosse for the seniors.

The Bears were led on defense by Goalie Zach Minton, who had 12 saves on the night and some good clears.

While it was a bitter ending to the season, there were a lot of positives for lacrosse.  They played more games than ever before and showed improvement throughout the season.  A lot of underclassmen were able to get varsity experience, which makes for a bright CHS Lacrosse future.  Winning the Central District Championship on Senior Night had to be the highlight of the season.

The Bears will take the month of May off, before starting their summer weight lifting program in June.

Thanks to our 12 seniors for their work and commitment to the program and best of luck to your future endeavors.