Winter Weather Delays Start to Spring Sports’ Seasons

Most spring sports’ seasons were set to begin this week, but winter weather has had other plans.

The varsity boys lacrosse team played their season opener on Monday, February 23 at home against the Byrnes Rebels. The Cavaliers defeated the Rebels 18-9 even though the Cavs did not play their best. Last year, against Byrnes, Christ Church won 17-1, but, this year, Christ Church struggled in the first half as they only led 10-6 at halftime. Sophomore attackman Chase Poplin finished the game with 4 goals and 5 assists. The boys were suppose to play Riverside on Tuesday, however, with snow on the ground and Greenville County Schools not in session, the game could not be played. Weather permitting, Christ Church will play at St. Joseph’s on Friday and at AC Flora in Columbia on Saturday.

The varsity girls lacrosse team also played their first game of the season on Monday at St. Joseph’s. The girls won 13-10, but they too did not play well as they beat the Knights by 19 goals last season. A game against Spartanburg was scheduled for today, but that game has also been cancelled.

The girls varsity soccer team scrimmaged the 4A Dorman Cavaliers on Monday. Christ Church lost 8-2. The girls are coming off a season last year in which they lost the 1A state championship game. Cameron Beach, the Lady Cavs star senior goaltender last season, has graduated. Now, senior Taylor Pearman must fill Beach’s role if the Cavaliers want to make it as far into the postseason as they did last year.

The boys varsity soccer team scheduled a scrimmage against Greenville for last night, yet, again since Greenville County Schools were not in session, the game could not be played.

As another snow storm moves into the area, spring sports teams, coaches and players hope that it will not affect anymore of their games and practice times.