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Arlington High Boys' Lacrosse Finishes Outside of Playoff Picture

It was an up-and-down season for the Spy Ponders.

Editor’s note: The following is an article by Arlington High junior Matt Johnstone. The Arlington High boys’ lacrosse team would fail to make the playoffs this season, losing its last three games to fall to 6-12.

After battling hard throughout an up-and-down season, the Arlington High boys’ lacrosse team has a respectable 6-9 record. 

After a rough start, it seems as though the team is making necessary strides of improvement. The Spy Ponders opened the season losing 8-3 to Wakefield, after taking an early lead. 

They subsequently lost to Watertown 10-3, but their fortunes turned around in their next game. The Ponders pulled off a clutch win against cross-town rival Arlington Catholic, and then were victorious against Dracut High three days later.

Led by team-leading goal scorer Jake Palmer, the team is looking forward to getting better with each game. Their goal is to make the state tournament, which would require them winning all three of their last games.

Junior Alex Kennedy, who plays left back, said, “Things are going great. We were in a bit of a slump but we’re gaining momentum and are looking to finish strong and make the postseason.” 

In recent play, AHS beat Lowell 11-5 on Senior Night in the pouring rain. Harrison Durant, a junior, was very solid in net. On May 15, they will play Lexington, in another must-win game.

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