Explosive Offense Guides Boys Lacrosse

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Senior Will Smith cradles the ball while looking to pass the ball to senior Lucas Flavell during the Rams senior night win against Springbrook HS. Smith and Flavell, along with senior Sean Jordan, make up RHS’ dominant starting offense. --Josh Proctor

Senior Will Smith cradles the ball while looking to pass the ball to senior Lucas Flavell during the Rams senior night win against Springbrook HS. Smith and Flavell, along with senior Sean Jordan, make up RHSa�� dominant starting offense. --Josh Proctor
Senior Will Smith cradles the ball while looking to pass the ball to senior Lucas Flavell during the Rams senior night win against Springbrook HS. Smith and Flavell, along with senior Sean Jordan, make up RHSa�� dominant starting offense. –Josh Proctor

Building on last year’s 11-5 record, the boys varsity lacrosse team holds a record of 8-4.

Last year the Rams ended their season with a record of 11-5 and went to the second round of the playoffs until they were defeated by North Hagerstown HS. The team lost eight seniors from last year but it has not seemed to affect the way they are playing.

This year the Rams offense scored 127 goals after their first eight games. The offense is stacked this year with many experienced athletic players who work hard and put in the necessary work. Senior attackmen Will Smith and Lucas Flavell have lead the offense this season. Smith with 61 goals and Flavell with 47.

“We try to go out there and work the ball on offense in order to score as many goals as possible,” Smith said.

On the other side of the field, the Rams defense has been nothing short of excellent when it comes to defending their team. After the first eight games the defense only let in 28 goals, which is known as very hard to do. Also, the Rams defeated Kennedy HS 24-0, allowing zero goals to be scored the entire game. The defense is also experienced including veteran seniors Ben Vayer, Chris Oa��Brien, Fon Nanudon and junior Nick Weiler. This starting defense lead the team to many victories by staying strong and playing tough for the whole game.

Alongside defense, senior goal-keeper Andrew Snyder played a big part of the defensive leadership.

“Andrew has done a great job this season communicating with the defense and being tough in the goal,” senior Daniel Cornwell said. Cornwell is one of the 13 seniors on the team this year and looks forward to positively ending his RHS lacrosse career.

Head coach Lorenze Lancaster and assistant coach Drew Offut have high expectations for this year’s team in the postseason. Along with the coaching staff, the Ram’s seniors are doing what they can in order to finish their RHS careers with a bang.

“We are doing what we can in order to prepare for the playoffs. Regardless of who we play, we will get buckets,” Smith said.

Smith and the other seniors are working with each other during games and practice to improve their teamwork for the playoffs.