By: Matt Rothman
For the first time in school history, the Coral Glades boy’s lacrosse team won their first game against J.P. Taravella High School on Thursday night.
Although it was the third game of the season, it was also the Jaguar’s first win at 12-10.
With many seniors graduating who were all instrumental in starting the program in 2016. Head Coach Kyle O’Neill feels like this is a building year, but has been happy with his team so far.
“It was a good district win,” said O’Neill. “We’ve been preparing for this game for a while. All our guys did their job, which is all I asked for.”
Coral Glades had two players register a hat-trick in Joshua Perez and Brandon Ray. Teddy Sutton and Aiden Steinberg each scored two goals, and Kyle Williamson and Hayden Musil also scored in the win.
In their previous two games, they were blown out by Marjory Stoneman Douglas and then fell by one goal against Pompano Beach High School.
The Jaguars are coming off a season where they went 5-7 in a year where they won their first game in school history. Coral Glades went 0-24-1 in their first 25 games before they beat Piper High School 8-1 last year.
This season, they have a very challenging schedule as they play West Broward and Cypress Bay High School. Up next, they will face Olympic Heights Community High School in Boca Raton for their next challenge Friday at 7 p.m.
- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is now attending the University of Florida as a graduate student. Matt also covers the New York Islanders for The Hockey Writer, the New York Mets for Last Word on Baseball and Florida Gators Athletics for ESPN Gainesville.
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