On May 27, the guys took on Coronado, who they had lost to by a score of 9-8 earlier in the season. Thanks to a game winning shot by Cole Landolt with 5 seconds remaining in the game, they moved on to the CIF championship, this time on the winning side of a 9-8 score.
The CIF championship was on May 30, between Poway and Torrey Pines. Zach Hodge had three out of the Titans’ eight goals and a solid Titan defense thwarted Torrey Pines’ comeback attempt in the final minutes, leading to a 9-8 win. This was the Titans first CIF championship since 2002.
Boys’ lacrosse has had a successful season to this point, as they did well enough in the regular season to make it to the CIF semifinals against Coronado High School on May 25.
They finished the regular season with a record of 15-6, which was good enough take league.
Some standout players included the four captains: Cole Landolt, Jake Fiske, Zach Hodge, and Nick Beeson. As three juniors and one sophomore respectively, the four will be returning next year, which is good news for the Titans.
“I am very impressed with the way the season has gone so far and have high hopes for the playoffs,” Fiske said.
One highlight of this season was when the Titans played La Costa Canyon High School. The Mavericks were CIF champions last season but the Titans were able to edge out a win by a score of 8-7.
Cole Landolt shot the winning goal with 56 seconds left in the game to take the win from last year’s champs.
The Titans ended the regular season as league champions and went undefeated in league. This is even more impressive if you consider the fact that the team has only one senior, and will be returning, basically intact, next season.by