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Tiger Sports’ Weekend Round-Up

A lot happened over the weekend while we were all glued to our televisions watching some great March Madness basketball, but let’s get caught back up on the latest Tiger Sports’ news.

Andrew McCormick | Photo by Jacob Hayslip

Andrew McCormick | Photo by Jacob Hayslip

Tiger Baseball knocked off the No. 11 ranked 4A team in Indiana, Noblesville, despite Austin Clemons collecting their only hit of the game on Friday.  Miles Lee allowed 1 earned run and struck out 6 in 4 innings of work to pick up the win.  On Saturday, Coach Porta and the Tigers picked up two more wins with one being very big for the program.  A 12-0 win came in the first game of the day over Castle with Cameron Revelette picking up the win; Andrew McCormick had a home run.

In probably the biggest game thus far this season, St. Xavier defeated No. 1 ranked Henderson County 6-3 on the road.  Connor Underwood picked up the win for the Tigers and contributions were made from the plate by McCormick and Avery Lane.  Tiger Baseball is now 12-4 overall.

Tomorrow, all three levels of Tiger Baseball take on Eastern. Varsity is on the road with the game time slotted for 5:00 PM, while JV and Freshman take on the Eagles at home.

Brandon Lancaster | WSTX Sports File Photo

Brandon Lancaster | WSTX Sports File Photo

In this weekend’s 58th annual Chattanooga Rotary Tennis Tournament, Tiger Tennis claimed another Boys A title at the tournament.  St. Xavier won for the second straight year with four singles champs; (1) Brandon Lancaster (No.1), (2) Drew Singerman (No.2) (1) Coleman Cox (No.5) and (1) Nick Quinones (No.6). Lancaster-Singerman teamed to take No.1 doubles.

In the singles finals Lancaster defeated MBA’s Kaylan Chadalavada 6-1,6-4, Singerman defeated McCallie’s Turner Voges 6-2,6-0, Coleman Cox defeated McCallie’s Taylor Burgan 7-6. 6-4 and Nick Quinones defeated Mountain Brook’s David Faulkner 7-5,7-6.

[St. Xavier claims Rotary Tennis Title]

Jack Muldoon | Photo via @Jack_muldoon

Tiger Lacrosse defeated Blue Ridge School 15-7 in Virginia to wrap up their 2014 Spring Break Trip.  Collin Roppel had 5 goals and Will Edwards also added 3 in the Tigers’ victory.  The team’s overall record sits at 8-3 as they head to the home stretch of the schedule and only 5 more regular season games remaining.

Still No. 1 in the state, Tiger Lacrosse has fallen out of the Lax Power National Computer Rankings, coming in at No. 102 in the latest update.  St. Xavier takes on Manual at home on Wednesday at 7:00 PM; JV game is at 5:30 PM.

WSTX Sports Tournament Challenge

The Final Four of the WSTX Sports Tiger Madness Tournament Challenge is underway and the field is set after a great Elite 8 round of voting.  Thank you to all that have participated and good luck the rest of the way!  There has been over 4,257 votes so far in the tournament! You people are crazy!

There are 2 more match-ups this round that are going to make for some tough decisions! Past meets future in the first match-up as Charles Walker faces Noah Houk in a showdown of two of Tiger Football’s finest.  Will the No. 1 seed Walker move on to the championship?  Andrew McCormick, the three sport star of Tiger Sports, faces Will Roshkowski in the other semi-final!  If McCormick and Walker move on, it could be an all No.1 seed final!  Not quite the same as the 7 vs. 8 match-up you’ll see on CBS tomorrow night!

This round runs from now until tomorrow Monday, April 7th.  Who will move on to the Championship? Click here to access the bracket! Happy Voting!

 

Reasons to not be discouraged

Not too long ago, we wrapped up a 5-peat in Lacrosse | Photo by Tim Porco

Not too long ago, we wrapped up a 5-peat in Lacrosse | Photo by Tim Porco

In the past five years, Tiger Lacrosse has made the trip east to Virginia to take on some of the toughest competition in the country.  They have faced top Division-I caliber players and nationally ranked teams in each match-up that has set the tone for the remainder of the year in each season.

Winning has been scarce during these trips, but here are some reasons as to why it is not that much of a problem and why you should not be worried!

Let’s take a look at the past five seasons for Tiger Lacrosse and how they fared in Virginia.

2009

LOSS- St. Anne’s Belfield 4-12
WIN- Nansemond-Suffolk Academy 7-6
WIN- Western Albemarle 9-8

Season Result: State Champions
Record: (13-3)

2010

LOSS- St. Anne’s Belfield 6-11
WIN- Norfolk Collegiate 13-6
LOSS- Western Albemarle 7-12

Season Result: State Champions
Record: (14-7)

2011

LOSS- St. Anne’s Belfield 5-7
WIN- Norfolk Academy 11-6
WIN- Western Albemarle 17-4

Season Result: State Champions
Record: (13-4)

2012

LOSS- Georgetown Prep 3-14
WIN- Western Albemarle 16-3
LOSS- Christchurch 8-22
LOSS- St. Anne’s Belfield 3-15

Season Result: State Champions
Record: (12-7)

2013

LOSS- Georgetown Prep 2-18
LOSS- St. Anne’s Belfield 6-7
LOSS- Norfolk Academy 7-8
LOSS- Blue Ridge School 8-14

Season Result: State Runner-Up
Record: (15-6)

2014

LOSS- St. Anne’s Belfield 5-6
LOSS- Norfolk Academy 3-10
WIN – Blue Ridge School 15-7

Season Result: ?
Record: (?-?)

Besides 2009 and 2011, Tiger Lacrosse has been below .500 in the win column in Virginia, but notice the season result… State Champions or Runner Up.  It is no secret that Kentucky Lacrosse is a little bit behind some of the northeastern schools, but the game is improving each year here in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The scores reflect that we have been competitive in most of the match-ups against top level teams.  A goal here and there and most of the those become wins for the Tigers.  The lessons these tight games have taught our teams over the years have been crucial come playoff time.  Think back to the 2012 State Championship game, Trinity had the lead late in the game, but the team did not give up because they were so experienced in tough ballgames that they had the extra push to propel them to a state title in overtime!

While losing is never the goal and very rare around St. Xavier, if this trend continues, then we will be playing for a state championship later on this season!

Glass half full. Go Tigers!

Tiger Lacrosse takes 2nd loss of the season

Photo from saintx.com

Photo from saintx.com

The Tiger Lacrosse team dropped their first game in Virginia to St. Anne’s-Belfield 5-6.  St. Xavier had the lead entering the fourth quarter 5-3, but couldn’t find the back of the net in the final quarter and gave up 3 goals to take only their second loss of the season.

They are right back at it tonight against Norfolk Academy, who will be the toughest match-up of the week.  Norfolk is ranked No. 66 in the nation and St. Xavier is now ranked No. 70.

Go Tigers!

Tiger Lacrosse Spring Break Look-Ahead

Band of Brothers

Spring Break? Well… Not for the Varsity lacrosse team. When you’re ranked #1 in the state and within the top 40 in the nation, there are no breaks. While over 1,300 students enjoy the relaxation of no school, 36 Varsity lacrosse players will be making the 10 hour drive up to Virginia beach to face some of the biggest names in high school lacrosse.

Here’s a look at the Tigers’ upcoming schedule for the week of Spring Break:

Tuesday, April 1st (4:30): @ St. Anne’s Belfield

St. Anne’s is currently 3-3 on the season and ranked sixth in their division. The saints are coming off of a strong record of 11-7 last year, having beaten the Tigers 7-6 in a close battle.  They are ranked No. 171 in the nation.

Wednesday, April 2nd (4:30): @ Norfolk Academy

The Norfolk Academy Bulldogs are enjoying a strong start to their season, as they jumped into the second spot in their division with a 4-1 record. Last year, Norfolk defeated St. X in another close win, defending their state with a final score of 8-7.  Norfolk is ranked No. 73 in the nation.

Friday, April 4th (4:30pm): @ Blue Ridge School

The Blue Ridge Barons have started out slow, giving up two early losses in their season. However, both losses came from highly respected teams from Maryland and Connecticut. Despite their 0-2 record, the Barons, who beat St. X 14-8 last year, will be a tough matchup for the Tigers.

The Varsity Lacrosse team looks to build up its experience and cohesiveness as they enter into the final stretch of the season after their return. If all goes as planned, the Tigers will come back better than ever and ready to take on any opponent on the road to reclaiming the State Title.