By Louis Galdos
Elm Staff Writer
Last week the Washington College men’s lacrosse team lost both home conference games against Swarthmore College and Gettysburg College.
The first game, on Wednesday, April 25, was highly competitive from start to finish. Swarthmore had the lead the entire game as the Shoremen played catch-up. Swarthmore won 15-8.
“As a team, we didn’t play the game we usually do,” sophomore midfielder Patrick Sullivan said.
The last game of the season was on Saturday, April 28 versus No. 3 Gettysburg College at noon.
The Shoremen went into the competition with an all–or– nothing mentality as they knew this game was the last one of the season and senior day.
It was another highly competitive game. It was a tight game, with both teams scoring back to back.
For the Shoremen, the younger players were playing for the seniors, which seemed to be the main motivation.
Gettysburg was able to escape what would have been a major upset in Division III lacrosse as Gettysburg is ranked highly in the nation.
“As a team, we wanted to put everything on the line for the seniors, at this point we have nothing to lose so we must play our hardest for the guys graduating,” Sullivan said.
Reflecting on the season, Sullivan said they need to start looking towards how they can improve for next year.
For some of the graduating seniors, the game was nostalgic and well-fought.
Sam Cloud played long–stick midfield for the Shoremen in his four years.
“I have loved my time playing for WC. Being a Shoreman is a title I will proudly carry with me for the rest of my life. I look forward to keeping in touch with teammates and supporting the program in the future,” he said.
Tyler Powers played attack for the Shoremen.
“Being a member of this program for four years has meant a lot to me. To be a part of such a storied program is something few people get to do,” Powers said.
Austin Hepburn III played midfielder.
“Being a part of the Men’s Lacrosse program at WC is very special. The friendships I have made with my teammates and alumni are something I will carry with me for the rest of my life,” Hepburn III said.
Pete Jacobs played attack.
“It has been an honor to be a member of this program and family for the past four years. I have made many relationships that will last a lifetime and I am excited to watch the team succeed in years to come,” Jacobs said.
Ben Flood played goalie for the Shoremen.
“Being a part of the WC Lacrosse program is a unique experience that nobody can take away from us seniors. The connections and memories we’ve made together will last a lifetime,” Flood said.