Tiger Lacrosse wins 6th title in 7 years
Story by Conor Revell – Louisville Catholic Sports
The Tiger Lacrosse team came into this season with a chip on its shoulder after losing to Trinity in last year’s state championship game, but now it’s gotten revenge.
The Tigers can rest easy knowing they are back on top after defeating the Shamrocks 10-6 Friday in the Kentucky Scholastic Lacrosse League championship game at Br. Thomas More Stadium.
The victory wraps up a fantastic season for the Tigers, who didn’t lose to a team from Kentucky and won their ninth state title. No other school has that many; Trinity is second with five.
Leland Gray led the Tigers (17-3) with four goals. The junior scored the first one of the game less than a minute in.
Besides Gray, Roshkowski (2 goals), Collin Roppel (2), Graham Weyland and Blake Roshkowski also scored for the Tigers.
St. X goalkeeper Max Cartor was named the game’s MVP. Other than Trinity’s Jackson Lienhart’s goals, the junior kept the Rocks at bay all night.
The Tigers were adept at passing the ball; eight of their goals came off assists. Coleman Webb (4), Will Roshkowski, Blake Roshkowski, Raike Thornewill and Roppel all delivered assists.
Gray and Will Roshkowski set the pace when they both scored in a 17-second span to make it 2-0 less than two minutes in.
Lienhart knocked in two goals to tie it by the end of the first quarter. Two goals by Gray and Roppel put the Tigers up 4-2 at the half, and they led by four goals twice in the second half.