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Riverside falls to Antioch

The Sequoit lacrosse team demolishes their competition.
Hannah Barcak
Juniors Ryan Tolbert, Jake Pankau and Jack Holway stand out in the game against cross-town rival, Lakes.

Long travels and poor weather does not stop the Antioch Community High School varsity lacrosse team from achieving another win. On April 20, the Sequoits attained another win over Riverside Brookfield, improving their overall record to 6-3.

“[Going into the game] our mindset was to come [out] strong and carry our momentum from the [previous game] and not lose focus [from the] long bus ride,” junior Jack Holway said.

The boys offense came out unstoppable, scoring a total of 16 goals. Junior Ryan Tolbert scored five goals, junior Jake Pankau with three goals, junior Ryan Swanson and sophomore Evan Wickert with two goals each, and junior Nick Day and sophomore Caden Campbell with one goal each.

Swanson has been a crucial piece for the team, as he holds the school record for most goals scored in a single season at ACHS with 71.

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“The most key plays of the game were the face-offs,” Wickert said. “Ryan Swanson was able to win face-offs and give the offense plenty of time to attack the net”.

Not only did the offense come out explosive. The defense along with goalie Carter Gras played a solid game only allowing five goals to be scored. Gras is ranked number one for highest save percentage in the state of Illinois, having a save percentage of 67%.

During practice, the team goes from physically practicing their shots and ball handling to sitting down acknowledging their opponents and studying film. Studying film is a great way for the boys to know what to expect from the opposing team.

In addition, to practicing as a team to be prepared for games. Players have their own way to get in the right mindset before their games as well.

“I personally prepare [myself] by getting my mind focused before I step on the field because you have to keep your head on straight,” senior Caleb Nobiling said.

The Sequoits play their next game on Thu, April. 27th at home. They are excited to be competing against a conference rival the Wauconda Bulldogs. The boys are eager to continue to create ever-lasting memories and improve on keeping up their energy throughout the whole game as well as keeping their winning streak alive.

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Jazzy Fisher, Tom Tom Staff
Jazzy Fisher is a junior and this is her first year on staff. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering in her community and spending time with friends. Fisher plays softball, field hockey and is a member of Sequoit Senate. She hopes that this year brings good energy and long-lasting memories.
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