By Nathan Loibl
As the Spring sports round off the first half their seasons, boys lacrosse looks to reach the playoffs after a good start.
“We had a bit of a slow start, but things are looking up” senior Teller Hoskins said, “and we are looking to finish strong.”
As of April 10, the team is sitting at 3-6 on the season with eight more games to go. Some of their most notable wins come against rivals Ponderosa and Chaparral. With an easier schedule going into the second half of their season, the team thinks that this will help gain momentum going into a hopeful playoff berth.
“If we play like we did against Chaparral and Ponderosa, I think we will have a playoff run,” senior and team captain Jace Thorp said.
The team also believes that they can use their chemistry and camaraderie to help give them an edge over the competition.
“We all get along really well, and it helps with our team chemistry,” Thorp said. “We hang out together, we play together, and we eat together. We are the definition of a team.”
Hoskins, a former lacrosse player at Cherry Creek, also recognizes the program’s focus on being a team.
“It’s a lot more team oriented, everyone is a lot closer and it feels like a family” Hoskins said.
Another big part of a team’s success is their fanbase. Senior Auggie Mustillo has attended every lacrosse game in support of many friends on the field, and also to learn more about the sport. Mustillo is excited for the potential post-season hopes and is looking forward to see how the team will perform going into the home-stretch of the season.
“They’ve been looking hot the past few games, and they have a shot at the playoffs” Mustillo said, “I think the second half of the season is going to be great.”
While they have easier games to finish out the season, five of those eight games will be on the road, which will prove the team as contender for the playoffs.
“The next game I’m excited about is ThunderRidge on April 28 at home,” Thorp said. “That has always been a rough game and we have a chance to beat them this year, which would be huge for the program.”