Boys lacrosse loses to Lockport on Senior Night


The varsity boys lacrosse team is looking to set a new record for wins this season.

Jeremy Marrero, Sports Media class

The Minooka boys lacrosse team hosted their senior day on May 4 in a 12-3 loss to Lockport. The team said a big thank you to seniors Sean Williamson, Dominic Calleros, Luc Strange, Colin Harrington, and Caiden McCann.

Minooka started the game with a loss in the face-off. Lockport looked calm and started to move the ball with ease. After a couple of stick checks and a big save by goalkeeper Matt Murphy, Minooka eventually took the ball down and was trying to score. 

Minooka’s offense is normally a consistent factor in the game.

“Our offense last night was not our best,” junior Keegan Manning said. “Passes weren’t there, ground balls were not won, many scoring opportunities were missed.”

But Minooka’s offense wasn’t the only factor missing

¨I think our defense took upon a large role and prevented the game from being a blowout,” junior Ryan Svehla said. “Lockport is a fast, good-scoring team, and for how much the ball was on our side at the end, we held them to low goal numbers in the first half.”

With Lockport scoring 5 unanswered points, Minooka’s leaders didn’t let their mindsets change.

‘After going down, I do not think our mindset changed for the game,” Strange said. ‘Mindset is something we value in our program and no matter the score we haven’t given up all year and compete with our opponents all game.”

With the regular season ending, the team is ready for the playoffs.

“Things we need to work on going forward is clearing the ball down field in transition and generating more shots on offense,” said Williamson.