Lacrosse Clinches District Title with “Max” Effort Against Tigers
Four games over eight days can take a toll on a team. Just ask the Jesuit lacrosse squad, who could have used that as an excuse for its slow start against Holy Cross on Tuesday, March 31. But the Blue Jays found a second wind in the second half and deflated and defeated the Tigers, 19-0. The evening match was played at Muss Bertolino Stadium in Kenner. The victory earned the Jays another district championship.
Junior Max Murret had five goals, five assists, and three ground ball pick-ups to lead the Jays. Sophomore Briggs Lucia had four goals. Senior Garret Perez chipped in with three. Others scoring were Josh Cvitanovich, Kent Flower, Noah Martin, Billy McMahon, Parker Simoneaux, Jerry Spencer, and David Zazulak.
Perez and Sam Martin garnered six ground balls each. Jesuit won 17 of 19 face-offs.
Goalie Eric Wright, a senior, played the entire contest.
“While the offense was a little slow out of the gate, our defense was outstanding and cleared the ball perfectly,” said head coach Steve Krobert ’05. “I’m very proud of our entire team.”
Holy Cross is in its first year of lacrosse.
The Blue Jays will salute their seniors before their next game against Brother Rice (Chicago, IL) on Thursday, April 9. Opening face-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. at Muss Bertolino.