April 05, 2019
By: Erica Rose
When a team puts together a near perfect night it’s easy to smile at the end of the game, and boy was the Central Catholic lacrosse team in high spirits after their victory over Nazareth Thursday evening. The boy’s team capitalized from the very first whistle, and controlled nearly 75% of the game. When you have possession for that long, chances are you’re going to score a lot of goals, and when you score a lot of goals the odds are pretty strong that you’re going to win the game. Head coach Dan Dolphin said it was the best performance he has seen from his team so far this season, and really there's no arguing with that. I can’t say that I've seen the Vikings play yet this year, but I can attest to the fact that the Vikings were on fire. And it all started with the face off. Senior midfielder and Syracuse-bound Luke Talago won 18 of 22 face-offs taking it all the way in himself for two goals. The rest of the team did their part as well. Eight different players got on the board in the win; something the team has been seeing a lot this season. And according to Dolphin, when you have so many different goal scorers it makes it difficult for the defense. The Vikings defense was also a brick wall, forcing turnovers and limiting shots.
With the win, the Vikings improved to 3-1 on the season and in those three wins, the team has outscored their opponents 46-7. As for the Blue Eagles they fall to 3-2 on the season with an excellent Parkland team up next.