District Champ Lacrosse Team Starts Playoff Bid
After Claiming District Title in Win over Brother Martin, Lacrosse Wins First Playoff Game against Holy Cross
Jesuit 15 – Brother Martin 5
On April 1, the Jesuit lacrosse team sealed the district title by defeating Brother Martin 15-5 .
Senior Noah Martin (4) was the leading scorer with six goals. Junior Aiden Roberts (21), senior Briggs Lucia (8), and long-stick defender Peyton Queyrouze (22) added two each. Rounding out the scoring were single goals from senior Jeremy Hamilton (24), junior Will Simon (10), and sophomore Michael Schmidt (11).
Martin also led the team with three assists. Freshman Clark Romig (16) led the team ground ball count with nine, while senior Will Crumley (35) added seven and freshman Luke Powers (38) had five.
Romig and sophomore Elliott Hattier (2) combined to win 18 of 24 face-offs in the game.
Jesuit successfully cleared on 15 out of 19 tries and forced the Crusaders into 15 turnovers.
Jesuit 18 – Holy Cross 1
In the first round of the state playoffs on Monday, April 3, the team had another commanding performance, defeating Holy Cross 18-1.
Senior Michael Smart (32) was the leading scorer this time with four goals. Senior Briggs Lucia (8) added three; seniors Parker Simoneaux (20), Jeremy Hamilton (24), and Jack Cronvich (25) and junior defender Peyton Queyrouze (22) scored two goals each. Senior Noah Martin (4), junior Aiden Roberts (21), and sophomore Ross Champagne (12) each scored a single goal.
Jesuit had 11 assists on the 18 goals, led by an amazing five assists by Martin. Queyrouze led the team with a phenomenal 10 ground balls, while Simoneaux and Will Crumley (35) added six each.
On face-offs, the combo of Clark Romig and Elliott Hattier led the team to 17 wins on 21 face-offs.
There were several penalties called in the game on both sides. The Jays managed to score on all four man-up advantage situations and prevented Holy Cross from scoring on any of their seven man advantage chances.
Holy Cross managed only five shots in the whole game against the Blue Jay defense. Senior Grant Stevens (3) had two saves in three quarters of work, and junior Ryan Hamilton (28) added one save in the fourth quarter.
The Blue Jays will play Brother Martin in the quarterfinals on April 22 at noon at Muss Bertolino.