Varsity Boys Lacrosse Team Attempts Comeback, But Falls to Divine Child on Senior Night
Written by Arjun Prabhakar ’23, for The Alcove student newspaper.
Boys lacrosse hosted the number two-ranked team Divine Child on senior night last Wednesday, May 9.
The team suffered from a slow start, letting in five goals in the first quarter, and four goals in the second. Greenhills was able to only score once in the first two quarters, putting them down 9-1. After halftime however, the team would try to pick things up and rally back against a top-ranked team in the state.
The game against Divine Child was a very special game for defender Yaseen Metwally ’22, as it was also Senior Night. Metwally is the only senior on the lacrosse team and has played on the team since 6th grade. To celebrate his contributions to the team, Greenhills players formed two lines at center field and raised their sticks, forming a tunnel. Metwally was handed a bouquet of flowers by head coach James Miller. His father then accompanied him as they walked side by side through the tunnel.
“A lot of things were coming to an end for me that week, and walking through center field with my dad brought the reality to me that high school is really coming to an end for me, and that after seven years, I am now leaving Greenhills,” said Metwally. “I felt a mix of emotions. I was thankful for my teammates and glad to be a part of the team, but I was sad that my lacrosse career is coming to an end.”
After celebrating Metwally’s years on the team, the team gave it their all in the second half to try and continue this special night.
“We started communicating better and working together as a team,” said attacker and midfielder Jared Ge ’23. “We completed more passes and gave ourselves more opportunities to score while Tom [Lucas] made some great saves.”
The Gryphons had a stronger second half, as they were able to score on their opponents three times. In the first couple of minutes in the third quarter attacker and midfielder Kyle Quinn ‘24 stole the ball from Divine Child by knocking it out of the players stick with his own. He then raced down the field, avoiding swinging sticks. He made a quick pass to Ge, who then faked out the defender and put the ball in the top left part of the goal. After this quick goal the Gryphons gained some momentum and both Quinn and Ge scored one more goal each while goalkeeper Tom Lucas ’23 held Divine Child to four goals in the second half. By the time the clock ran out the Gryphons were not able to make the comeback, but put up a better offensive and defensive performance in the second half. However, they ended up losing 4 to 13 against Divine Child.