Boys LAX finishes strong



Like the girls lacrosse team, the Gloucester High School boys lacrosse  team had their best season yet.

The team’s record for the season was seven wins and seven losses, which means GHS automatically made it into the tournament.

“In the beginning of the season the first couple of games were rough and we did not play that much like a team,” said junior Jonathan Denman. “As the season continued we played as more of a team and learned how to play with each other.”

“During the middle of the season most of the players had injuries but the team got through it,” said goalie Owen Brown. “We managed to make it work.”

The boys won all the games they needed to win in the conference to make the tournament. Their record was 500 so they automatically had a spot. Some of their tough competitors in the conference were Peabody and Danvers and they came out on top.

“We came out with a lot of energy for all the games we won and proved to be a fourth quarter team,” said Denman. “We won against the teams we thought were winnable.”

The boys played Burlington for the first tournament game and lost with a score of 9 to 10. After tournament loss they ended the season with a record of 7-8. The scorers were Thomas Donahue, Patrick Goss, Cormac Flickenger and Ryan Argentino.

“It was a really hard loss because we played really well against them and it was anyone’s game from the start. We just didn’t come out on top,” said Denman. “The defense had a great game and the Goalie Owen Brown had many saves.”

Now the boys are looking forward to next season with the loss of 8 seniors. The graduating seniors are Guillerme Spairani, Cormac Flickenger, Thomas Donahue, Jeff St. Peter, Pat Goss, Liam Carney, Nick Kenyon and Kyle Frost.

“We are losing some great players but we will also be gaining some. Next year we have high hopes for making the tournament and getting even farther,” said Brown. “We had a really hardworking team this year and there was a strong bond between the the teammates. We were more of a comeback team and the team chemistry was better than the past which helped us work together more cohesively.”