Boys lacrosse takes on Belen Jesuit

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Power. Hustle. Determination. These three words sum up the boys lacrosse team’s season this year. 4 p.m, Apr. 8 at American Heritage, the boys took on Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, and claimed victory on their home field. 

Even though the game started on a sour note, with many turnovers, Heritage was still able to put a few in the back of the net. Early goals were scored by sophomore attacker Derek Whiteside and junior attacker Aidan Arias. 

One of the most impactful factors that secured the team’s win was defense. With senior defender Andrew Klis, a Dartmouth commit, out due to injury, each defender needed to put in more effort. Goalie Austin Arias, eighth-grader, held his own allowing only six goals.  

Despite the tied score throughout  the first two quarters, Heritage still powered  their way to a win. Junior midfielder Anders Kirkeide scored goal number four, followed by goals from junior Braden Speer, sophomore Bowen Drewes and freshman Jack Switter. 

This team has practiced every day throughout their season to improve, and their success reflects this. The boys now head into regionals, ready to face their next challenge.

Eighth-grade goalie Austin Arias saves the goal and clears the ball to one of the team’s midfielders. (Photo/Zoe Horwitz)
Junior midfielder Anders Kirkeide gets ready to get the ground ball off the face-off. (Photo/Zoe Horwitz)
Freshman attacker Jack Switter runs with the ball, waiting for an opportunity to dodge to goal and score. (Photo/Zoe Horwitz)

Zoe Horwitz, an incoming freshman at American Heritage School in Plantation, Florida, is starting her first year as a writer for the Patriot Post. Besides reading and writing, Zoe spends her time tutoring younger students, playing with her dog, or watching “Legally Blonde.” She also enjoys playing lacrosse, as she plays for a club team and will be trying out for the American Heritage team later in the year. Zoe is very excited to be contributing to the Patriot Post.