Boys’ Lacrosse – Great Season
The Santa Fe Christian Boy’s Lacrosse team lost a thrilling CIF Open Division Playoff game on Saturday night to a strong La Costa Canyon team. The final score was 7-11. LCC started hot and fast and jumped out to a 5-1 halftime lead. LCC also outscored the Eagles 3-1 in the third quarter taking an 8-2 lead going into the 4th quarter. The Eagles never gave up and came roaring back with 5 goals in the 4th quarter. The team cut the lead to 9-7 with a little over 3 minutes left in the game. The Eagles outscored LCC 5-3 in the fourth quarter.
On the offensive side of the field, Brendon DeBont scored 1 goal and added 3 assists to lead the Eagles with 4 points. Bobby Berg had 3 goals and Rylan Goodwin added 2 goals. Matthew Briggs logged 1 goal and Colton Lehberg and Brett Koopman each had an assist to round out the scoring for the Eagles. Rex Maloni returned to action after being out the entire season with an injury and added some valuable minutes on offense and he got off a couple of shots. It was good to have Rex back.
As they have done all year, the defense played tough. Brett Koopman had 3 caused turnovers and DJ Tovtin had 2. Nicholas Kavanaugh and Evan Bennet played tough and physical and wreaked havoc on the LCC offense. Sam Cooper was a rock in the goal making 15 saves. After having surgery to repair a broken finger two and a half weeks ago, Colton Lehberg returned and won 76% of the faceoffs.
The boys left it all on the field of battle on Saturday night. They never gave up and fought until the end.
While the boys were not able to get the playoff victory on Saturday, the overall season was a success. Under the leadership of Head Coach Dan Carson the boys finished the regular season with a share of the Coastal League title and a regular season record of 10-4 (7-1 in the Coastal League). With the loss to LCC, the Eagles’ finished the season with an overall record of 10-5 and will likely be ranked #6 in San Diego county for the season. Congratulations to the Boys and first year head coach Dan Carson and first year Assistant Coach Tomas Rodriguez.
With no seniors on the 2021 team, the entire team will be back in 2022. In addition, there are a number of incoming freshman that will add to the 2022 team. The future is bright for the SFC Men’s Lacrosse Team.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7. “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE EAGLES!