The Sons of Beaufort Lacrosse team played perhaps their most intense game in club history Saturday, but came up just short of advancing in the South Division of the American Lacrosse Association. The roller coaster score came to rest with the Savannah Christian Raiders advancing over the Sons of Beaufort 12-10 despite a long hard fought match.
Down three in the first quarter, the Sons rallied to a 5-4 lead at the half over cross border rivals the Savannah Christian Raiders. It was late in the third when the Sons stretched out to a 9-5 lead and had a glimpse of their first ever championship. The Raiders were not about to lay down their sticks and go quietly back to Savannah though, as the clock wound down to two minutes left and the Raiders tied the score at ten. It was then that the real battle began for both teams.
The next two minutes of play rivaled that of college lacrosse as players on both sides of the field took a combined 18 shots on goals and traversed the field in endless assault. In the end however, it was Savannah Christian that snuck two shots into the goal to win the game and advance to the next level of the championship bracket.
“In just four years of existence, the Sons of Beaufort have made it to the championship level of high school lacrosse. That is something all the boys should be extremely proud of!” stated John Marsh father of one of the players.
Despite falling short the boys are already talking about next season and their continued quest for the coveted South Division ALA Championship.