Lacrosse Opens District Play with 9-7 Win Over Crusaders
In glorious weather, a sizable crowd, which included a large contingent of enthusiastic Jesuit seniors, watched the Blue Jay lacrosse team edge Brother Martin, 9-7. It was the district opener for both schools. The match took place on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Muss Bertolino Stadium in Kenner.
Seniors Max Murret and Dominic Sunseri had two goals apiece. Seniors Gray Cressy and Kent Flower and juniors Noah Martin, Parker Simoneaux, and Michael Smart added single scores. Cressy, a defender and fan favorite, cemented the win with a length-of-the-field run and close-range shot in the final minutes that sent Jesuit fans home happy.
Noah Martin and senior Kyle Westholz added assists.
Cressy picked up nine ground balls, while senior Sammy Martin scooped up eight. Sunseri, Smart, and sophomore Andrew Burnside had four ground balls each.
The Blue Jays won 11 of 20 face-offs.
Senior Rob Hinyub saved seven shots in goal.
Head coach Steve Krobert ’05 and his parent leadership team agreed to donate proceeds from the day’s gate to a Jesuit family in need. Among those contributing to the cause was one of the players, Kyle Westholz, who prepared a large pot of jambalaya that sold out before his varsity team took the field. “I’m grateful to our parents, players, and their classmates who embraced this project in support of a fellow Blue Jay and his family,” said Krobert. “It’s always nice to see our young men living the school’s mission statement.”
The Jays are back in action on Wednesday, March 2, when they’ll face the Northshore Lacrosse Club at Muss Bertolino. Opening face-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, March 5, the Jays return to Muss Bertolino to take on St. George’s Independent School (Collierville, Tennessee) at 1 p.m.