Boys varsity lacrosse put up a fight against Redondo

Boys varsity lacrosse put up a fight against Redondo

Leila Rasas, Staff Photographer

During a varsity lacrosse home game against Redondo on March 30, Marques Mustin, runs for a goal against five opponents. The game was a close tie, but the Vikings lost with a final score of 10-8.

Wendy Mora, Staff Writer

Boys lacrosse ended the game with their heads held high, on March 30, against Redondo at the Allen Lane stadium, with the finishing score of 8-10. Redondo came out with the lead, but the boys know they put up a fight in the second half of the game.

“The biggest challenge of the day was coming out as a team and playing hard,” senior Marquis Mustin said, “I know the team could’ve played better tonight.”

Redondo had the lead through out the first half of the game and went into half time with the score of 1-7, Downey falling behind. Once third quarter began, the team decided to turn their game around and offense began to score. By the end of the third quarter the team was able to contribute three more goals, ending the quarter 4-9.

“As a team we started off slow, but we picked it up,” senior captain Ian Padilla said. “We could have had way more effort in the first quarter, but overall it was a good effort.”

Four minutes into the fourth quarter the boys were able to add three more goals to their winnings, which were now 7-9. Behind by two points, the coach called for a time out to go over statistics to figure out how to end victoriously.

“We got our momentum going in the second half, but they had possession, so it was hard for us to score again,” sophomore captain Nicholas Farina said.

As the Downey fans cheered during the last minutes of the fourth quarter, the team made an enormous come back. Coach Witkin was upset about the loss along with the boys, but proud of the turn around in the third and fourth quarter.