Boys lacrosse wins the 4A West regional championship


Photo courtesy of Dave Altobello

The CHS boys lacrosse team poses with the regional championship plaque after their 10-9 2OT win against QO

By Noah Salzberg, Senior Writer

The CHS boys lacrosse team beat QO in the regional championship Wed. May 13, winning in double overtime by the score of 10-9.

This win came after another double-overtime victory against Whitman on Mon. May 11.

“We did not play our best game tonight,” junior Sam Beloff said. “We let QO set the tone tonight and they hung around all game. When we play our game, nobody in the state can beat us.”

During regulation, the Bulldogs were up 9-7 going into the final minutes of the game, yet two defensive slip-ups led to two goals and overtime. One overtime was not enough, as the Cougars and Bulldogs were evenly matched throughout the entire overtime period, requiring a second for the Bulldogs to pull away.

“Offensively, we did not play well,” senior Derek Altobello, who scored the game-winning goal in overtime, said. “But, our defense played great in the clutch and gave us enough chances to make something happen.”

Senior Louis Dubick scored 4 goals in the game, breaking the all-time Maryland public and private school record held by Mikey Wynne for most high school goals in a career.

“Louis is practically a coach on the field,” Beloff said. “He holds everyone on the field accountable including himself.”

Dubick, who committed to the University of Maryland to play lacrosse going into his sophomore year, holds other state records for most career points and most career assists in public and private high school lacrosse.

“He is the greatest lacrosse player I have ever seen,” Beloff said.

After beating QO, the Bulldogs look to face off against Dulaney High School Sat. May 16 in the state semifinal game, and the winner will advance to the state championship game to play either Howard High School or South River High School.

“Our expectation is to win a state championship,” Altobello said.

According to Beloff, anything short of a state championship is a disappointment.

While there is a celebration going on for winning the region, the Bulldogs are already looking ahead to their next game, preparing a game plan and figuring out what they need to improve upon.

“This was a huge win tonight on our road to states, but it does not mean too much if we do not come out and win on Saturday,” Beloff said.

According to Altobello, the most important thing to do in the next game is to move their feet and keep playing hard.