Houston, No Problem for Blue Jay Lacrosse
Just two weeks after busing to Dallas for a five-game tournament, the Blue Jay lacrosse team packed its bags to play a pair of games in Houston. The Blue Jays won both.
On Saturday, Feb. 13, the Jays defeated Strake Jesuit, 13-9. Junior Noah Martin led the attack with six goals and two assists. Junior Michael Smart scored three times, while senior Connor Martinez found the back of the net twice. Seniors Max Murret and Kent Flower added single goals of their own.
The defensive effort was led by senior Gray Cressy who picked up six ground balls. The aforementioned Martin scooped up five ground balls. Seniors Dominic Sunseri and Taylor Anderson had three apiece.
The Jays won 12 of 26 face-offs. Senior goalie Rob Hinyub saved a dozen shots in crease.
On Sunday, Feb. 14, the Jays outplayed Friendswood, another Texas team, 13-5.
Martin was a key factor in the second game, too, scoring three goals and assisting on another. Smart matched Martin’s three goals, while Murret and Sunseri each had two. Murret added two assists to the score sheet. Junior Briggs Lucia, Flower, and Cressy — a defender — scored single goals. Cressy led the team in groundballs with eight.
“It’s the best I’ve seen Gray play,” said Jesuit head coach Steve Krobert ’05. “Undoubtedly playing against tough competition in Texas has prepared us well for district play back home.”