Lacrosse Teams Compete in Allstate Sugar Bowl Lacrosse Classic
The CHS Lacrosse teams ventured over to Hammondí´s Chappapeela Sports Park to compete in the 8th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Lacrosse Classic. The annual tournament had 46 teams from three states competing this year.
The varsity team went 2-1, with victories over Central and St. Thomas More, in pool play and secured the number three seed in their pool. They opened bracket play with a forfeit from St. Martiní´s, allowing them to advance to the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinal game, the Bears went up against the Crusaders of Brother Martin, the eventual Tournament Champion. This was a hard fought battle, but penalties caught up with the Bears as they lost 7-2.
The JV team went 1-2 in pool play, with a victory over the Jesuit B squad, and secured the number four seed in their pool. They opened bracket play with a commanding 11-0 victory over Holy Cross. They advanced to the quarterfinals to play against the Jesuit A squad. With a lack of depth because of injuries, fatigue caught up with the Bears left to play and they dropped the game 6-0.
The U-15 team set the pace for the weekend, going 2-1 in pool play, with victories over Lafayette and St. Paulí´s. The Bears secured the number three seed in their division. They opened Sunday with a second victory over Lafayette and then took on the Baton Rouge Mustangs, where they had a commanding victory. The two victories allowed the Bears to advance to the Championship game and a rematch against the North Shore Spartans. While the Bears fought hard, fatigue and injuries caught up with them and they gave up two late goals. Those goals turned out to be the difference, as they went down 6-4, ending the tournament as the U-15 runner-up.
The boys were able to get a lot of reps in over the weekend and showed improvement. “You could see the boys increase their lax IQ from the first game to the last game. The determination and heart demonstrated left an impression on everyone present,” said Coach Demas.
The varsity returns to the field on Wednesday Feb. 3, hosting Dutchtown at Catholic High. The game will start at 6:30 p.m. and students get free admission. After a Thursday practice, the teams will then take off five days for Mardi Gras, returning to practice on Ash Wednesday.