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Sequoit lacrosse strike back against the Bulldogs

The sequoit varsity lacrosse team defeats the Wauconda bulldogs on April 27, 2023.
Hannah Barczak
Mid-fielder Charlie Hulting carrying the ball against Grayslake Central.

The Antioch varsity lacrosse team played an exhilarating game against the Wauconda Bulldogs on Thursday, April 7. The Sequoits have a record of 10-3 and are strengthening their strategic plays every practice and game. They won the game Thursday night against Wauconda 11-1.

This game’s top scorers were juniors Ryan Swanson, Jake Pankau, Nick Day, Jack Holway, sophomore Evan Wickert and freshman Blake Tolbert.

“Going into the game I knew it would be tough. We have been working hard day in and day out to defeat these teams. We needed a big win like Wauconda to solidify ourselves in the conference,” Swanson said.

The mental toughness going into conference games is essential. Swanson has made a school record in goals and had three goals, all assisted by Ryan Tolbert against the Bulldogs. The upperclassmen, along with Swanson, have been leading by example for the younger athletes, such as first-year varsity members B. Tolbert and sophomore Gavin Hanrahan.

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“I was very excited to make the goal, and I was glad Gavin had my back and helped me, Blake Tolbert said. “I am looking forward to not only making more goals this season but within my next four years of high school.”

The first goal made on the Antioch turf is always a memorable one. Feeling that all hard work has paid off makes any athlete hungry to keep up the energy and dominance in the next game.

The NLCC is a very sophisticated and skilled conference to be a part of. The Sequoits lacrosse team has been on the rise for the past couple of years and has an even bigger goal this season.

“We all thought Wauconda would be a close game but we came out strong even from the first quarter,” sophomore Evan Wickert said. “Lately we have been watching more film and being more versatile with our plays to help us when it comes to game time.”.

The Antioch Seqouits will continue looking to clinch the conference and create a legacy for the rest of the season of the 2023 school year. The next game for the Sequoits is on May 6 at the ACHS stadium.

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Scarlett Goodluck, Tom Tom Staff
Scarlett Goodluck is a junior and has been on staff for two years. In her free time, she enjoys reading, shopping and spending time with friends and family. She has also been a varsity cheerleader for the past three years.
Hannah Barczak, Visual Director
Hannah Barczak is a junior and this is her third year on staff. This year, Barczak is beginning her journey on the Executive Board for Tom Tom. Along with her interest in media, this is also her third year being an ACHS cheerleader. Barczak enjoys spending time with friends, taking pictures, and traveling during her free time.
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