Topics: Lacrosse

PLYMOUTH – The Monomoy girls lacrosse team felt like it had more to give during the second half of Monday’s nonleague game at Plymouth South Monday. After taking a 5-4 deficit into halftime, the Sharks thought about why they wanted to schedule a matchup against the Panthers: they felt it would be a good opportunity to bolster their status for the state tournament’s statewide power rating system. Monomoy ult...

NORTH EASTHAM – Nauset boys lacrosse coach Jesse Peno tactfully scheduled Silver Lake knowing that the Lakers would likely provide his Warriors with a playoff-like test ahead of the Division 2 state tournament. Peno’s hunch was right, and Nauset passed the test with flying colors. Two days after losing to Sandwich in a Cape and Islands League showdown, the Warriors bounced back with a hard-fought 9-8 victor...

BOURNE – Cape Cod Tech boys lacrosse coach Mike Bell acknowledges there are challenges that come with coaching a young and inexperienced team. He understands the reality and knows what to expect when he shows up to the field each day. “It’s a lot of continuous learning every day,” Bell said moments after Cape Tech fell to 2-2 on the season following a 10-5 loss to Mayflower Athletic Conference rival Upper Cape...

HARWICH –Between the implementation of a new offense and the return of a couple key contributors, it almost feels as though Monomoy is fielding an entirely different boys lacrosse team than the one it had last spring. After struggling to score goals and manufacture victories a year ago, the Sharks have been re-energized by the return of seniors Jake Burnie and Tommy Pandiscio, who were both sidelined last spri...

NORTH EASTHAM – There is a different feeling around the Nauset girls lacrosse team than there was at this time last spring. Even after posting an 0-12 record last season, the Warriors remain hopeful about what they can accomplish this year. The optimism is tangible. The goals are clear. “We’re hoping to make it to the [state] tournament,” longtime Nauset coach Heather Stevens said. “That’s something that we...

HANOVER – The Monomoy girls lacrosse team knew there was a chance it might run into a juggernaut. That is often the reality for Cape Cod high school teams when they cross the canal to play an off-Cape team come playoff time. No. 9 Monomoy suffered a 21-6 loss to eighth-seeded Hanover on Friday when the Sharks visited the Hawks in the first round of the Division 2 South sectional tournament. Monomoy finished it...

FALMOUTH – It hasn’t been the easiest season for the Nauset Regional High School’s girls lacrosse team. The team’s head coach, Heather Stevens, had an idea that the team might experience some growing pains after a handful of seniors decided to opt out of playing after their entire junior season was canceled due to COVID-19. Although there have been struggles — the Warriors fell to 0-8 following Thursday’s 1...

HARWICH – Although the Monomoy boys lacrosse team made some mental errors during Monday’s season-opening 15-6 loss to Martha’s Vineyard, there were also positive performances the Sharks will look to build upon in the rest of the season. Monomoy was resilient in the first half as it battled back from a 6-1 deficit by netting four of the final five goals of the second quarter. Despite trailing 7-5 at halftime, t...

The late Tom Petty said it best when he sang “The waiting is the hardest part.” For high school spring sports players and coaches throughout Massachusetts, that lyric rings especially true after the 2020 spring sports season was canceled due to COVID-19. “I think I speak for all of the coaches — not only at Monomoy but everywhere — when I say that we’re thankful to have a season, especially after last year,...

Shortly after Governor Charlie Baker announced on April 21 that schools across the state would remain closed through the end of the academic year, Monomoy baseball catcher Sean Gould drove to Whitehouse Field, crouched down behind home plate, and held his arm out as if prepping for one more catch. It’s a catch that won’t be coming. On April 24, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) vote...

Student athletes across the state gave a cautiously optimistic cheer on Monday afternoon when it was announced that the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association approved a shortened spring season for all sports. The MIAA Board of Directors held a two-hour phone conference, voting 12-0, with one abstention, to hold a shortened spring season to begin upon the planned reopening of schools on May 4, at w...

HARWICH – Monomoy lacrosse player Elijah Beasley joined the ranks of fellow Shark athletes Connor Santoni, Cole Curry and Kyle Charlot last week when he celebrated the signing of his official letter of intent to play for UMass Boston in the fall. Beasley first picked up a lacrosse stick somewhere around fifth grade and was immediately hooked. “I'd never touched a stick before that,” he said. “I caught on pr...

HARWICH – The Monomoy girls varsity lacrosse team opened its last game of the regular season with back-to-back goals but were ultimately overtaken by the Plymouth North Eagles, who earned a 13-10 win on May 29. Alyssa Lyons netted the game opener for the Sharks barely a minute into play She eventually scored four goals for the home team with one assist. Less than a minute later, at the 23:52 mark of a 25-minut...

HARWICH – The Monomoy girls lacrosse team might have lost to Nantucket in a 16-15 heartbreaker last week, but their tenacity and determination made it a battle to the final whistle. The Sharks struck first in the May 23 outing with the game-opening goal courtesy of Jess Currie, who fired a successful shot past Nantucket's goalkeeper at the 23:28 mark to give Monomoy a brief lead before the Whalers evened the s...

Sharks Nip Crusaders 16-9 In Boys Lacrosse

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The Cape Tech Crusaders put up a good fight, but in the end the game belonged to the Monomoy Sharks, who came away with a 16-9 win in Cape and Islands League action on May 16. Six Sharks scored in the win, with Mark Pawlina leading the fray with six goals and three assists, while teammate Elijah Beasley added four goals. Rory Carpenter had a hat trick with three goals, with Jack Archibald netting two...

HARWICH – It wasn't the outcome the Cape Cod Tech boys lacrosse team wanted when they faced Cape Cod Academy on Monday, but when the clock drained on an 11-10 loss to the visiting Seahawks, all the Crusaders could do was look to the next game. “It's a team we should have beaten,” said Cape Tech head coach Pat Lawson. “We didn't come out ready to play and they did.” The Crusaders started off strong in the Ca...