Using a Potent Offense, Jesuit Lacrosse Off to Fast Start
The Jesuit lacrosse team, fresh off a successful trip to Dallas, beat arch-rival St. Paul’s on Thursday, February 13 at Muss Bertolino Stadium in Kenner. The Blue Jays defeated the Wolves 12-9.
Senior attack Arman Alizadeh scored three goals in the first five minutes of the game to lead the Jays on offense. Alizadeh finished with four goals and an assist. Junior Eric Wright was the winning goalie. “Arman and and Eric are just two of the players who have been tremendous for us in the early going,” said head coach Mike Brantley.
The Blue Jays finished the tournament at Jesuit Dallas College Prep with a 1-2-1 mark that included an 8-5 victory over nationally-ranked Episcopal Dallas. “The competition level in Texas is much higher, but facing stiffer challenges is how you grow as a program,” Brantley said. “I’m very proud of how well we performed against players who will sign Division I lacrosse scholarships,” he added.
In January, the Blue Jays won the Allstate Sugar Bowl Lacrosse Tournament by going undefeated. The Jays are two-time defending state champs, hoisting 1st place trophies in both 2012 (the program’s first state crown) and 2013.
On Saturday, February 15, Jesuit faces the Mandeville Skippers at Muss Bertolino. Face-off is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.