Lacrosse Back in Action after Brief Hiatus

Posted March 10, 2017 / Last updated April 27, 2017

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Senior Parker Simoneaux (20) led the Jays on the weekend with four goals in the two games in Memphis.

Senior Parker Simoneaux (20) led the Jays on the weekend with four goals in the two games in Memphis.

The Jesuit varsity Lacrosse team takes the field again on Friday, March 10, against Charlotte Catholic (NC) at 6:00 PM at Muss Bertolino playground.

Last weekend (March 4-5), the Jays were on the road facing some tough competition from Memphis, TN.

On Saturday the Jays lost to Memphis University High School by a score of 17-1. The lone Blue Jay goal was scored by senior Noah Martin. Senior Grant Stevens had nine saves in the goal. A major cause for the defeat was Jesuit’s 19 turnovers, including 13 in the first half of the game. The Jays were also out-shot by a total of 41-19.

Not letting their spirits get too dampened by the loss, the team fought hard against Christian Brothers High School of Memphis on the following windy and rainy day.

Although Jesuit lost this game by a score of 11-13, it was a much better outcome than the MUS game. All 11 goals were scored by seniors – three each for Noah Martin, Parker Simoneaux, and Michael Smart, and one each for Jeremy Hamilton and Jack Cronvich. Keeper Grant Stevens had an amazing 13 saves in the game.

The Jays won 16 of 28 face-offs, with freshman Clark Romig taking them all and leading the team with seven ground balls. Other ground ball contributors were Noah Martin with five, Parker Simoneaux and Will Crumley with four each, and junior Peyton Queyrouze with three.

The leader in takeaways was attackman Jeremy Hamilton who twice forced CBS into turnovers as they attempted to clear.

After Friday night’s game against Charlotte Catholic, the Jays will face Strake Jesuit of Houston at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, March 14, again at Muss Bertolino.