From left to right- Midfeilder Alex Liles, Kevin Keller, and defensemen Tyler Dacey.
The Viera Varsity Lacrosse season came to an abrupt end in last Tuesdays game in the district qualifiers against rival MCC, as the Hustlers ran away with the win in the fourth quarter. Only down by two at the half, adjustments made at the halftime seemed to be in MCC’s favor. Unfortunately, it was MCC who advanced and eventually won the increasingly competitive district championship for the 2013 season.
“We played well,” stated midfielder Alex Liles. “They just shot better and scored more goals.” Alex added “We were well prepared and worked hard on new plays to crush MCC; they just didn’t go as planned.” The offense struggled in the game, recording less than 10 points for the second time this year against the rival opponent.
Despite the disappointing loss, the season was anything but a let-down.
Exerting dominance across the county throughout the season, the team sent there seniors off with a strong winning record of 12-4, recording wins of 15+ points against teams such as Rockledge, Melbourne, Merritt Island, and many others. Using physical dominance and preaching the importance of ground balls, the team was able to make its name known as a dominant force around the county. Midfielder Kevin Keller summed up the general attitude towards the loss- “It was a great season, just ended too soon.”
Looking on to next season and beyond, the future of the exciting program is certainly bright. Freshman Evan Cruz proved to be a dominant force on the field despite his youth, along with numerous other promising freshman and sophomores that should carry the team to new heights. The team generally agreed that states were without a doubt the next step.