Tiger Lacrosse goes 3-1 in Grueling Week

Max Cartor was a huge part of St. X's 3-1 week. | Photo by Jacob Hayslip

Max Cartor was a huge part of St. X’s 3-1 week. | Photo by Jacob Hayslip

Saint Xavier Lacrosse has taken no time off this season, as the Tigers experienced substantial success against out-of-state teams and dominated another in-state foe. Let’s take a look at their week in review.

Last Saturday, the Tigers drove the two hour trip up to Zionsville, Indiana where they played a great game against Zionsville High School. St. X roared offensively throughout the game, putting up 14 goals. The attack led the way, with Collin Roppel scoring 4 goals and dishing out 6 assists, Leland Gray netting 4 goals and Will Edwards putting in 4. In the end, St. X defeated the strong Indiana team 14-7, boosting its record to 3-0 on the season.

The next day, the Tigers rose early to take on highly-touted Carmel High School from Indianapolis. Carmel proved to be a bigger force than Zionsville and kept St. X in a close battle from start to finish. The bulk of the offense came from the middies in this game, seeing many familiar names like Blake Roshkowski, Alex Cherry, and Corbyn Buchart put in work. Regulation ended in a 9-9 tie. In sudden-death overtime, Carmel scored first on a controversial call, as the Greyhound who scored the goal was probably in the crease, which would have negated the goal. The Tigers fell by a final score of 9-10, giving them their first loss of the season.

The Indiana trip was a good one for the team. Although they split the games, the overtime push against Carmel proved that defeating this squad will be very tough.

The following Wednesday, St. X hosted Henry Clay High School. Henry Clay did not give the Tigers much of a game, and St. X handled the Blue Devils easily from the start. The final score stood at 14-2, and the Tigers were able to rotate all of their players through the game.

Will Edwards reigned supreme over multiple goalies this past week. | Photo by Jacob Hayslip

Will Edwards reigned supreme over multiple goalies this past week. | Photo by Jacob Hayslip

This past Saturday, St. X welcomed Libertyville High School from Chicago following prom night for the seniors. Libertyville was able to hold the ball for some parts of the game, yet St. X still dominated most of the match. Edwards again showed out, finishing with four goals. The individual defensive effort by goalie Max Cartor was great as well, as he put up one of his best performances of the season so far. In the end, the Tigers won 14-7 over the visiting Wildcats.

This coming Wednesday is the big rivalry game. St. X travels to Trinity in what will be one of the toughest matchups of the season. Recently, Trinity has looked good, beating Libertyville 11-7 the day after the Tigers played them. St. X will hope to keep the young offense and big, experienced Trinity defense in check to continue on the road to another State Championship.

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Posted on March 30, 2015, in Tiger Lacrosse and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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