Boys Lacrosse Falls to Paly
March 31, 2014
The Bears lost a hard fought battle 11-9 to Palo Alto High School, coming back from an early deficit to nearly win.
The beginning of the game was a disaster for the Bears, as it was 3-0 after just three minutes of the quarter. Though the Bears were able to bounce back and score 3 straight goals to tie it up, Paly went on another scoring spree and took a commanding 7-3 lead to finish the first quarter.
In the middle of the second quarter, as Paly went out on a fast break, the stadium lighting suddenly went out and the game was delayed for close to twenty minutes. The Bears had a chance to regroup and maybe come out from that delay a better team. Junior Peyton Uphoff was telling everybody to stay loose and be ready when the lights come back on.
During that delay, senior goalie Griffin Waymire took himself out of the game, leaving junior Miles Evans in the goal. Evans made some stellar saves at the end of the second quarter but wasn’t enough to slow the relentless Paly, and the Bears entered halftime down 9-3.
The Bears ultimately played a great second half but were unable to take the lead. The referees were making controversial calls throughout the entire game, and the Bears struggled to gain momentum. Both teams played extremely physical in the second half, and tensions rose as the clock ticked down.
Junior Will Tully reflected on the game, saying, “the young’ns on the team stepped up and made some big plays. The team as a whole played the best we ever have during the second half. Now we just need to bring the intensity in the first half.”
The Bears will look to do just that when they take on Los Gatos next Tuesday at home.