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Lacrosse suffers their first loss of the season after falling seconds shorts against the Titans

Varsity Boys Lacrosse Review
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Senior Enforcer Stephen Siegel and Junior Goaltender Robert Filippone walk past each other cordially in their 16-7 road win against the Monacan Chiefs on April 29.

Under the glaring stadium lights of F.W. Poates Stadium, the Midlothian Trojans battled against the Cosby Titans in a highly anticipated showdown between two dominion region teams.

In the midst of an historic season, the Trojans are on a championship path that a select group of teams are capable of stopping. The Trojans have yielded all state level results in their first eight games; which means that they’ve earned their spot amongst the best teams in Virginia. However, the pressure of maintaining their status as a top-ten team in the state can be immense, as every game becomes a battle to uphold their reputation and continue their winning streak.

Their recent matchup against the Cosby Titans proved to be a formidable challenge for the Trojans. Despite entering the game with an impressive record and the confidence of a seasoned team, the Trojans found themselves facing off against a determined opponent in the Titans, who were ranked 26th in Virginia but eager to make a statement on the field.

The first quarter set the stage for what would be a hard-fought battle between the two teams. The Trojans, led by quality goaltending from Robert Filippone, did a commendable job of containing the Titans outside of the crease. Despite Cosby’s dominance in time of possession, Midlothian’s defense remained resolute, thwarting numerous attempts to breach their ranks. However, the Trojans struggled to find their rhythm offensively, with their typically dynamic play faltering until Riley Andrake’s goal in the final minute of the quarter provided a much-needed spark.

As the game progressed into the second quarter, both teams unleashed an offensive onslaught, resulting in a total of six goals. Midlothian began to assert control over the tempo of the game, with precise ball movement and strategic play designing by coach Greg Barnard. Seniors Luke McMahon and Jackson Pomeroy led the charge for the Trojans, capitalizing on scoring opportunities and keeping the pressure on the Titans. Despite a fair share of penalties, the Trojans managed to maintain momentum heading into halftime, buoyed by their strong offensive performance.

However, the third quarter saw a shift in momentum as the Titans regained control of the game. Midlothian’s attackers, Luke McMahon and Landon Locke, struggled to break through Cosby’s defense, resulting in a series of unanswered goals for the Titans. Inconsistent goaltending and questionable defensive decisions compounded the Trojans’ woes, allowing Cosby to outscore them 4-1 in the quarter and seize the lead.

Heading into the final quarter, the Trojans found themselves facing a deficit for the first time in the game. Despite a valiant effort to mount a comeback, Cosby’s relentless offensive assault proved too much for Midlothian to overcome. While the Trojans managed to score three goals in the quarter, including a quick pair in less than 40 seconds, it was not enough to overcome Cosby’s four-goal surge.

In the closing moments of the game, Senior Knox Berry’s failure to convert on a crucial faceoff resulted in a penalty, further dimming the Trojans’ hopes of a comeback. Ultimately, the game ended with Midlothian on the losing side of the field with a 10-9 loss, marking their first defeat of the season.

As the Trojans regroup and prepare for their next matchup against Atlee, they will focus on reflection and improvement following their loss to Cosby. While setbacks are an inevitable part of sports, the best teams  respond to adversity and build their character from that. With their sights set on redemption, the Trojans will look to bounce back stronger than ever and reclaim their rightful place among the top contenders in Virginia.

Meanwhile, the Cosby Titans will carry the momentum from their victory into their upcoming game against James River, buoyed by their triumph over one of the better teams they have played this season. With newfound confidence and determination, they will seek to build upon their success and continue their ascent in preparation for a deep postseason run.

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Huntur Brockenbrough
Huntur Brockenbrough, Sports Editor
Class of 2024 Huntur Brockenbrough has been on staff for three years and is a sports writer this year. Outside of school, he enjoys watching sports/tv, listening to music,working out, and writing.

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