Lacrosse preview Ryan fitzgerald
For the last 4 years, Poway has been on top of Lacrosse. With CIF championships in both 2015 and 2016, Poway was the first team to win back to back championships in San Diego. Poway was expected to win CIF in 2017 as well, but an unexpected loss against La Costa Canyon in semifinals killed the team’s hopes for another CIF championship. The team is better than ever this year.
“We are looking forward to a great season this year. We are reading to take the ship from Torrey all over again,” senior captain Chase Crawford said.
After the 2017 season, the program lost a few heavy hitters including Own Springit and Nick Beason. No doubt these players played a massive role in the past, but everyone who is still in the program is willing to step up and play better than the team has played in the past.
The team has a very challenging schedule, including from Maryland, and Los Angeles. But the three teams that matter the most are Cathedral Catholic, La Costa Canyon, and the most notorious, Torrey Pines. If you know anything about Poway Lacrosse, you know the extreme rivalry between the Titans and the Falcons.
“The rivalry with Torrey Pines will never end. It’s been growing since my freshmen year, and I can’t see the tensions ever lowering between us. They are coming after our heads this year, but we are looking to retake the spot as top dog. It’s going to be a battle to say the least,” said senior captain Kienan Morrissey.
The Titans started off their season with a 11-7 win against Carlsbad on Friday March, 2.
“We played alright, but we can certainly do better in the future. We need to work on a little bit of everything to be the best the rest of this year,” junior captain Eli Butler said.