Athlete Of The Week: Lucas Gurski

By: Brad Joyal

Topics: Athlete of the Week

Cape Cod Tech senior Lucas Gurski. BRAD JOYAL PHOTO

Ask Cape Cod Tech senior Lucas Gurski about his ability to kick free kicks and he’ll offer a humble answer about how he’s not the best at taking free kicks. The results, however, prove otherwise.

It was Gurski’s crossing prowess that helped Cape Cod Tech eke out a 2-1 victory over Upper Cape Cod Tech on Thursday afternoon in Bourne. Gurski, a senior from Hyannis, assisted on Jacob Gardiner’s goal after sending a perfectly-placed free kick to the goalmouth from 40 yards out.

He was also credited for the game-winning goal after an Upper Cape defender kicked the ball into his own net following another perfectly-placed ball by Gurski off a Cape Tech corner kick.

“I’m trying to look for where they’re going to be,” Gurski said of his strategy. “Especially on those free kicks. I’m not the best free kick taker, but I know that I can cross it in. I’m just trying to look for either Jacob [Gardiner] or Jace [Clady] at the back post because I know they’re lethal down there and they’ll score if I set it up properly.”

The win over Upper Cape extended Cape Tech’s win streak to four. The Crusaders made it five in a row Monday with a 6-1 win at Falmouth Academy.

“Honestly, it feels good,” Gurski said of the streak after beating Upper Cape. “It’s nice because we practiced our playing style and that’s why we won today. We got our confidence up and we knew we could beat them. That’s really all it took — being confident and having that mindset.”

Gurski said he’s hopeful that Cape Tech can maintain its strong play and carry it into the postseason.

"I want my senior year to be the best year that I've played," he said. "We need to be better than my freshman year, we went to the semis for state and I want to go further than that."

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