Varsity Lacrosse has had an eventful spring break. When the Eagles return to school, the team will have played three top teams in the nation over a five day span, packed and shipped over 300 care boxes to Marines overseas, had one intra-squad scrimmage, and travelled to Florida for two games.
On March 24, the Eagles beat Bullis, the then top-ranked team in the area, 11-8, under the lights at home. Click here
to for a full recap from the Washington Post
. With the win, Gonzaga has ascended to the top of the local rankings
. Next, the team took on the number one team in the nation, Culver (IN). The Eagles would fall, 12-8 in a hard-fought game on Buchanan on March 27.
On March 29, the team would bounce back to complete an incredible second half comeback to defeat Baltimore power Boys Latin, 11-8.
For the eleventh year in a row, the program came together in support of Marines overseas. On Easter Monday, players, parents, and coaches helped make care packages in the upper and lower commons. Click here
to see an a few photos from the effort.
On April 3, the team held the first annual Maryland vs DC/VA intra-squad scrimmage as a final tune up before this weekend's trip to Florida. Team MD prevailed 9-7.
"Our team and program has been through quite a stretch of games and physically demanding schedule thus far," says Head Coach Casey O'Neill '96. "I'm really proud of the never give up attitude and leadership our kids have shown. With the second half of our season approaching, it is a blessing to take this trip and continue to develop the trust in each other and make a run in April and May!"
The Eagles play two games this weekend in Florida: one Friday, April 6 at Ponte Verda HS at 7pm and another on Saturday, April 7 vs. Nease at Jackonsville University.