Stepping in front of the goal for the first time this year, the pressure was weighing on sophomore Max Dibble the night of May 9 in the Wenatchee High School boys lacrosse match against Mead. Brought up from JV just two days before, Dibble would be filling in for junior Asa Smith for the next two games after an injury that knocked out the crucial goalie position during the previous game.
“They only scored five total goals in two games. They didn’t get many shots to the cage because the defense did so well, but I saved more than I let in,” Dibble said.
With an aggressive defense, the team finished the regular season with two more wins against Mead (14-3) on May 9 and Lewis & Clark (19-2) on May 10 to finish the regular season undefeated.
“Friday’s game was very physical. But I’m proud of the kids, they played cool,” Coach Dave Holland said.
Losing their goalie during their second victory May 6 against Gonzaga 9-3, the team also won 15-1 on May 3 against University, 9-5 against Southridge on April 29, and defeated Mead for the first time 14-1 on April 26.
In addition to an exemplary defense, senior Max Schneider has also risen on attack with senior Tommy Higley.
The team will go into their first playoff game with high hopes against Overlake at the Wenatchee Valley College on May 17 at 3 p.m. “We’re just taking it one game at a time. We expect to do well and practice hard all week. Honestly, we expect to win,” Holland said.