In a season plagued with injuries, the host Arlington High School boys lacrosse team fell in Section 1 Class A semifinal to Mahopac 12-6.
Brendan Sunday came out firing with three goals for Arlington, which finished the season 10-8, while Kyle Connell had two goals. Jack Schenker chipped in with an assist, and Goalie Jacob Azukas had ten saves.
Arlington trailed 5-2 at halftime.
“We had some really good scoring opportunities in the second quarter to even up the score, but we just couldn’t get the shots off,” Arlington coach Don Connolly said.
The Admirals dropped some crucial passes along the way, and couldn’t seem to rally when it mattered, according to Connolly.
Despite falling further behind in the second half, the kids were still battling, said Connolly. “Then we had a flurry and made some shots, but they took the wind out of our sails in the fourth quarter,” increasing the margin of their lead to 10-6, until finally falling 12-6.
“It was one of those days where every ball seemed to bounce their way, but we have those games sometimes,” Connolly said.
Broken collarbones and concussions were among the injuries that seemed to riddle his team throughout the season.
“But I’m very proud of my kids,” said Connolly. “One game from (the Section 1 final) is quite an accomplishment.”