MSD men’s varsity lacrosse team impresses with a win in their second game of the season


Sophie Goodman

Midfielder Matthew Nason follows through with a play in the first lacrosse game of the season against King’s Academy on Feb. 15.

Josue Lopez and Levi Goffstein

On Thursday, Feb. 17, the MSD Eagles hosted the North Broward Preparatory men’s varsity lacrosse team at 5 p.m. in their second game of the season.

The Eagles were coming off of a tough loss at home against King’s Academy earlier in the week and were looking to bounce back with a win.

The Eagles started off the first quatrer with a quick goal by attacker Preston Gerena (7). About a minute later, Gerena scored again, making the score 2-0.

Soon after the Eagles’ fast break, another lacrosse player scored, leading to another goal and a 3-0 lead. MSD had all the momentum with the goal from attacker Darren Edenaun (8).

North Broward Prep finally scored off of a great shot to make the game a little bit closer. However, MSD scored soon after, looking unstoppable. The score was now 4-1, MSD in the lead.

The Eagles scored two more goals to end the first quarter, making the score 6-1. In comparison to their last game, the Eagles saw great progress.

In the second quarter, the Eagles didn’t let up, taking the lead up to 13-2 with 3 minutes and 47 seconds left in the first half. With under two minutes left, attacker Jerry Thomas (4) scored a goal, and in the last seconds, attacker Darren Edenbaun (8) scored to increase the lead to 15-2 heading into the second half.

In the second half, the Eagles did not fold under pressure and continued to dominate. They started off with midfielder Quinn Kelley (24) scoring.

The Eagles’ defense was elite, not allowing a single goal in the third quarter.

Just a couple seconds later, the Eagles scored again. Less than a minute later, midfielder Ryan Patton (22) scored, ending the third quarter with a lead of 18-2.

In the beginning of the fourth quarter, the Eagles’ defense was unrelenting, yet their offense could have been stronger. With five minutes left in the game, attacker/midfielder Mikey Fierstat (26) scored his first goal of the season.

The rest of the game was a defensive game until minute two, with the Eagles scoring and making the final score 20-2. The Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the match was attacker Darren Edenbaun (8), who scored five goals and had three assists.

In their next game, the team will take on the West Boca Raton Community High School Bulls on Friday, Feb. 18. The players look to continue their momentum from Thursday. An expected weaker opponent for the Eagles, the opposing Bulls team will go into their matchup with a rocky start to their season with a current 0-2 record.