Straight Losses to Familiar Teams
Published: Friday, May 4, 2012
Updated: Friday, May 4, 2012 00:05
David did not beat Goliath.
Lyndon State Lacrosse was unable to pull out the victory against heavily favored Husson in the North Atlantic Conference Quarterfinals. Husson scored early and often, defeating the Hornets by a tally of 14-1. This loss marks the third consecutive season in which Lyndon State has been ousted in the first round of the NAC playoffs.
Sophomore attacker Dan Randall cites lack of execution and communication for the Hornet’s most recent one-and-done performance.
“There wasn’t enough control on attack,” Randall said. “The rotations just didn’t seem to be there. There was some miscommunication.
The team had to battle many injuries, and players like Randall are aware of the impact that it had all season.
“Our whole season was plagued with injuries,” Randall said. “You gain all this chemistry from playing with other people, and then when one person’s not there, you got to adapt… It’s just tough.”
Now the Hornets’ window may have closed. The team currently has nine seniors, and they were responsible for a large portion of the overall production.
Randall is unsure of how the Hornets are going to rebuild.
“It’s going to be hard to replace them (the current seniors on the team), if at all possible,” Randall said.
One thing Randall does know though, is that the players who will comprise next year’s squad will need to be committed if the Hornets have any shot of making the playoffs.
“We need a lot more dedication, definitely more discipline,” Randall said. “It’s not just about picking up a stick when you go to practice, it’s about doing it on your off-time.”