With win over Sherwood, boys lacrosse wins region


Senior Ricky Morse, freshman Louis Dubick and junior Morgan Rhodes celebrate after a goal against Sherwood in the regional championship.

By Brettt Sachs, Production Manager

 As the regular season came to an end, the boys lacrosse team steamrolled into the postseason. The Bulldogs entered the playoffs, which began May 11, as the number one seed.

The team won its first regional championship in a decade May 16 in its 12-6 win against Sherwood. The Bulldogs dominated almost the entire game. Senior captain Brian Moritt and junior captain Matt Leonard both assisted in the victory.

“Our whole team, both offense and defense, has come together,” senior captain Cameron Moshyedi said. “We’ve finally accomplished what we’ve been working on all season.”

Prior to advancing to the regional finals, the team defeated rival Wooton, 9-6, May 14.

According to junior Kevin Hann, it was the first time in six years that the Bulldogs had beaten the Patriots.

“It feels like a burden has been lifted off our backs finally beating them after such a long time,” junior Ian Pollekoff said.

Beating Whitman in their first playoff game 14-12, the Bulldogs set a high standard for their playoff run.

“We played a hard fought game against the Vikings and definitely set our tone for the postseason,” junior Harry Criswell said. “Our goal is to make it to states, so we are focusing on one game at a time.”

In its game against Watkins Mill May 7, the team, led by sophomore Matt Moshyedi’s five goals, finished the game with a score of 15-3.

“Moshyedi has made our attack unstoppable since he has stepped up,” junior Connor Martin said.

Continuing their winning streak, the Bulldogs beat Quince Orchard 10-5 May 4.

According to senior captain Tyler Wooster, even after such a huge win, the team makes sure to stay grounded.

“Now that playoffs have started, we realize that we need to work even harder to achieve our goals,” Wooster said. “I know we have what it takes to go all the way.”

Led by junior goalie Peter Hurd and assisted by all around defense, the Bulldogs beat Springbrook May 2 with a score of 10-3.

“All of our defense has really stepped up since Tyler Wooster came back from his injury,” Martin said.

The Bulldogs worked to boost the team’s sentiments for their upcoming games after a damaging 10-9 loss to Wooton in double overtime April 25.

“We need to come out fired up for every game and realize that if we don’t give it our all, it could be our last game,” Wooster said.

The team plays Westminster in the state semi-finals May 19.

“All of the hard work we have put in has finally paid off, but we’ve still got a lot more work to do,” senior captain Cameron Moshyedi said.

UPDATE: The boys lacrosse team lost to Westminster in the state semifinals May 19, with a final score of 14-10.