M/clear
43°
M/clear
Hi 53° | Lo 37°

Boys Lacrosse

Stellar season ends in loss

ConVal beats Trinity in overtime but can’t top No. 1 Derryfield

  • Mascenic junior Tim Fafard captured the state title in the boys 3200 meter run at the Meet of Champions held at Londonderry high school on May 7.
  • Mascenic junior Tim Fafard captured the state title in the boys 3200 meter run at the Meet of Champions held at Londonderry high school on May 7.

The ConVal boys lacrosse team had a season for the ages, collecting 11 wins in the regular season and two more during the playoffs. The Cougars breakthrough season came to an end on Saturday when the team fell to perennial powerhouse Derryfield by a score of 16-3. During the Cougars last game of the season Riordan McCole had a goal and two assists, Isaiah Taylor netted one goal, and JT Clough scored a goal.

The Cougars have nothing to hang their heads about, as they came out of nowhere and were one of the biggest surprises in the state under first-year head coach Bob Taylor. This was never more evident then during the second round of the playoffs when the Cougars shocked Trinity by winning 12-11 in overtime via an Isaiah Taylor sudden death goal. However, the tough Derryfield team was too much to overcome.

“That Derryfield squad is incredibly talented and hard working,” said Taylor following the loss. Taylor is fond of the program the Derryfield coaches have built, but was relieved to find out that Derryfield will move up and compete in Division II next spring.

“I told Chris [Hettler] after our game, we won’t miss them next year as they join Dll,” said Taylor.

The season is over for the Cougars, but Taylor has no plans to change his expectations of approach during the offseason.

“There is a lot of work to do before [next spring], and it starts in a few weeks when a good portion of our players join up with various elite teams in the state to further their game in the off season,” said Taylor, who brought a year-round improvement mentality to the program.

Because this was Taylor’s first year at the helm for the Cougars, it’s a year he will always remember.

“We had an amazing run this season for sure. I can’t tell you how proud I am of our boys for what they accomplished and how far they came as a team in one years time. They achieved and even surpassed every goal we set for them this year. It was an honor to work with these boys and I couldn’t have asked for a better group as a first year head coach.”

There are no comments yet. Be the first!
Post a Comment

You must be registered to comment on stories. Click here to register.