• Lacrosse: Pacific Grove’s Season Ends at the Hands of Carmel

    In the first round of the MTAL lacrosse tournament, the Breakers lost to Carmel 17-4. [05-12-15]

    For the second time this season, the Breakers met the Padres in Carmel. Both results were similar, as the Breakers lost the first meeting, 19-2 and their playoff loss 17-4.

    Reece O’Hagan and Austin Book each had two goals for the Breakers, while Eli Swanson had 16 saves in the Breakers loss.

    Lacrosse Team Photo

    As a whole, the Breakers had a good season. They finished with an overall record of 11-8, one win shy of last season’s total.

    “We exceeded everyone’s expectations,” Pacific Grove head coach Fran O’Hagan said. “This was a terrific year for us.”

    The Breakers only had two players on the team who started on the varsity squad last year, with O’Hagan adding that “more than half of the team was sophomores.”

    O’Hagan stated that “before the season started, our main objective was not to win the MTAL, but to be competitive, to practice and play hard, smart and consistently improve the level of play by our team throughout the season, and also by every individual player.”

    On top of having team goals, O’Hagan described how the players each had three individual objectives. “First, is to support their teammates and team. Second, is to set [goals] for themselves and improve themselves. Third, is to just have fun.”

    Having fun was one of the key elements that O’Hagan kept preaching to his players as the season went along.

    “Next year, I would expect that the current crop of sophomores, who will be stronger, faster, and have better stick skills, to play even more competitively.” O’Hagan couldn’t help but add that “we still will remember that we are in it, because lacrosse is fun and a blast to play.”

    For the seniors, they will have one more game to showcase their skills before their high school lacrosse careers are over.

    Pacific Grove’s head coach, Fran O’Hagan, and Stevenson’s head coach, Jeff Young will coach in the MTAL Lacrosse All-Star Game.

    The game will be played at Rabobank Stadium in Salinas on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on May 12, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News, Sports

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