On Wednesday, March 3, 2015, Boys’ Latin’s varsity lacrosse team played Georgetown Prep at Boys’ Latin for the first scrimmage of the season. Both teams were excited to get back on the field as a heavy fog set in the air on a cold and rainy afternoon. Although it was only a scrimmage, bragging rights were on the line.
With both teams having suffered heavy losses to graduation, over 20 new players were eager to prove themselves to their teams, their coaches, and potential college scouts. As the scrimmage began, it was clear that both teams had not yet become comfortable playing together, leading to a lot of unforced errors and turnovers. That being said, junior Ryan Shaw excelled between the lines with intense play, picking up multiple ground balls and winning several faceoffs.
Georgetown Prep, having a very strong midfield with several Division I commits, put up three points within the first eight minutes, leaving the Lakers scratching their heads at what was previewed to be a dominant performance from Boys’ Latin. However, the Lakers bounced back with a goal from Kyle Weatherford and two more from Logan Wisnauskas.
Wisnauskas had a breakout game, with eight total points, consisting of seven goals and an assist. In the second quarter, Logan put up two more points off of feeds from Patrick Spencer; however, Georgetown Prep kept up the pace, trading goal for goal.
In the second half, Wisnauskas continued to impress, putting up three more goals on seemingly impossible shots. Georgetown Prep’s midfielders Jack Olsen, a Johns Hopkins commit, and Terry Lindsay, a Duke commit, put up four combined goals to put Georgetown Prep up by one.
Anthony Wyler scored off of a feed, from who else but Logan Wisnauskas, to tie the game at nine a piece. Prep bounced back, however, with a goal late in the fourth that sealed the score at 10 to nine for Georgetown Prep, which handed the Lakers an upset defeat to start their season.
While the game had no effect on either team’s record, moral was lowered in the Boys’ Latin locker room after an unranked team went toe-to-toe with the pre-ranked number six in the nation Lakers.
Juniors Jack Pezzulla and Logan Wisnauskas, both returning players, agreed, “While it’s only a scrimmage, we still have to take is as a sort of gut check. We can’t let the ego behind the team’s legacy let ourselves become too cocky. All we can do is understand we are not the same team as last year and use what we have to be the best we can be.”