April 19th, 2018

Rocks smoke LexCath

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Conor Revell

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Rocks smoke LexCath
Faceoff / photo by Conor Revell

Trinity’s lacrosse team had no issues dismantling visiting Lexington Catholic 19-5 Wednesday night at Marshall Stadium.

“We wanted to dominate possession,” Trinity head coach Pete Schroeder said. “We wanted to win the face-offs and test their athletes which we felt like we had several very favorable matchups. We wanted to keep their offense baring a little bit and off the field.”

Charlie Petrando led the way for the Rocks (9-2) with three goals and two assists, Scott Graehler had three goals and an assist, and Bryce Lowe chipped in three goals.

“I’m really happy with the way we’re playing right now,” Graehler said. “At the start of the season you struggle moving the ball around and being patient and trying to do too much. We’re finally at that point when we’re feeding off each other’s runs and energy.”

Logan Noland and Grayson Shuck both recorded two goals and an assist and Connor Davis, Henry Seay, Mac Hancock, Paul McQuillen, Will Warner, Zach Cunanan, and Blake Goodwin had a goal apiece for the for Trinity.

Joseph Stuber and Spencer Kriss led the Knights (8-4) with two goals apiece while Nicholas Dennis scored the other goal.

Trinity was on the offensive most of the night and fired 39 shots while LexCath only took 15 shots.

“We wanted to come out and set the tone early,” Lowe said. “We wanted to get out and play quick and get in transition as much as we could.”

Jacob Sedgwick started in the goal saved four shots for Trinity and Jack McClellan played the final quarter and stopped four shots.  

“Our defense is coming together,” Schroeder said. “They’re senior laden down there for a while. Those guys are working hard and coming. They’re getting ready. We have done a great job with some new defensive coaching additions to our staff.”

Jake Falcone started in the goal for the Knights stopped four shots while Rory McCarthy played in the fourth quarter and stopped two shots.

The Rocks are on a quest to win their second straight state title and with only six games remaining, time is running out to fix any issues there may be.

“I think we’re starting to put it together,” Schroeder said. “We kind of use Spring Break to recharge a little bit and we came back a little rusty. I think we still have a lot that we can improve upon but I think we’re starting to come on.”

Archrival St. Xavier (8-4) may be the only team that can stop the streak; Trinity won the regular season game 8-6 less than a month ago.

“I think we still have to improve on unforced turnovers,” Graehler said. “A lot of time we will play around and that will kill the possession. When we play good teams, possession time is crucial, an overthrow or bad pass can kill any momentum that we might have.”

The postseason starts Monday, May 7th.

“We have to be tough on groundballs and defense and we have to be unselfish and patient on offense,” Schroeder said. “If we work for good shots, we have good shooters. We just have to work for good and not shots we can get any shots anytime.” 

 

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