Boys Lacrosse Knocks Off Rival


John Sanders

Poplin dodges against a falling Greenville player.

Last Tuesday night, the Christ Church boys lacrosse team travelled to Sirrine Stadium to face their former coach Shane LeCroy and his Greenville High Red Raiders. The Cavs played tremendously, taking a one goal lead into halftime and coming away with a big victory.


LeCroy and the Raiders jumped out to an early 3-0 lead to start the game. CCES coach Joe Cummings called a timeout and gathered his team.  Following the timeout, the Cavs outscored Greenville 3-1 over the remainder of the first quarter to cut Greenville’s lead to 4-3. The Cavs outscored Greenville 3-1 in the second quarter as well. Cummings and the Cavs continued to play well in the second half, outscoring Greenville by seven after the 3-0 start over the rest of the game. CCES won by a final score of 15-11.


Among the game’s most significant scorers for the Cavs were Chase Poplin, Conrad Pentaleri, and Jack Sanders who had seven, three, and three goals, respectively. Poplin and Austin Hayden each had two assists, propelling the Cavalier offense to 15 goals.


“It felt good because we really played our best game all together,” said junior Jack Sanders. “It was nice to finally get our first win over Greenville in Christ Church lacrosse history, and it’s great to be a part of that team,” he added.


Coming away with a win against Greenville definitely felt good, and hopefully, the lacrosse team can carry that positive momentum into the last stretch of their games. The Cavs will honor their strong senior class tonight during Senior Night as they play Eastside.