Friday, April 6, 2012
The game of lacrosse is played with a team of 10 players on the field. 3 Midfielders,3 Attack,3 defense and a Goalie. My son is starting JV attack for his High School team and had a game on Wed. during Spring Break. The varsity is in Florida for training and a few other kids were out of town. As a result, the JV team could only field the minimum 10 players. That's right, for an entire game the team had no second or third Middie line....no back up goalie,no substitutions at all. For those of you who have played this game....you know just how exhausting and brutal it can be to have no subs for the Midfield.
Nevertheless,these kids played hard. They dug deep and managed a 7-7 tie against a West Chester team of 26 kids....They did not complain or make excuses. They perservered and burned their reserves. My son had one goal and an assist...I was damn proud of him and his team mates.