Knights' Lacrosse Visits Bay Area for Spring Break
In their annual spring trip to the Bay Area, the Knights faced some of the nation’s best. They played sixth-ranked (second in California) Sacred Heart Prep of Atherton, with an 11-0 record, April 4 and Redwood High of Larkspur (11-4) record on April 6. Bishop’s came up short to the Gators, 18-6, and to the Giants, 12-3.
The Sacred Heart contest started out with promise as Bishop’s ended the first quarter tied 2-2. But the Gators reeled off five straight goals in the second before Dash Tsai ’20 put one in at 0:44. The third quarter iced the game for Sacred Heart, outscoring the Knights 6-3 for a 13-6 lead. They put five more unanswered into the net to close out the contest 18-6. Dash had two goals in the contest and Daniel Calvetti ’19, Grif Dooley ’21, Gabe Quade ’21 and Anthony Wood ’19 each had one. The Gators outshot Bishop’s 47-20, a barrage in which goalie Nathan Huynh ’19 fought off 14 headed for the goal.
Wedged between the games was the fun stuff that makes this trip delightful, regardless of the games’ outcomes. Friday adventures included a visit to EA Studios, the home of Madden. Fisherman’s Wharf and a visit to Alcatraz in the rain made everyone happy about living in Southern California! And what is a trip to San Francisco without seeing the Golden Gate Bridge and getting some free time in Chinatown?
The Knights’ game against Redwood High was an equally tough experience. Bishop’s was down 8-0 in the second period before Oscar Hertz ’19 broke the ice with a score as 2:19 remained. Anthony added a goal at 1:10 and Grif scored at 0:10 for Bishop’s scoring. The Giants scored four more unanswered goals to top things out at 12-3. The Knights could only muster offense in third quarter.The team won only four of 17 faceoffs and was outshot 38-22. Ground balls were much closer, with the team garnering 21 to the Giants’ 22. Nathan Huynh once again had a good day with 11 saves.
With no rest for the weary, Bishop’s took on Santa Fe Christian (SFC) at their field on April 8. Undaunted as always, they invaded the Eagles’ nest intent upon victory. But once again, defeat reared its unwelcome head. SFC jumped out to a 3-0 lead before Charlie Mossy ’20 got the Knights on the board. The Eagles then dominated the second and third quarters with five straight scores to take an 8-1 advantage. It was not until 9:25 in the fourth that Anthony found the net. At 5:56, he was joined by Dash who made Bishop’s final score in the 10-3 loss.
This five-day run of rough seas for Bishop’s is highly unusual. For this team, weathering the storm has been accompanied by camaraderie, growing depth and experience, and positive energy for what comes next. The Knights take their 1-7-1 record on the road Monday, April 16 to take on undefeated La Jolla High, ranked 35th in the U.S. on their field at 7 p.m.
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.