In what will likely be a key State Playoff opponent in May, The Woodlands from Houston visited Dallas for a midseason match up with Highland Park on Saturday. The Scots came out strong in the first quarter racking up a 4-1 lead with a strong transition game. The Woodlands, however clawed back to tie it at 4 by halftime. The second half went back and forth with The Woodlands maintaining a one goal lead for most of the half, and finally pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 9 to 7 win.
Leading the Scots were Senior Max Holsomback with 2 goals and 2 assists, and Junior Paxton Alexander with 2 goals. Junior Elliot Nelson netted 1 goal and 1 assist, while Senior John House, and Junior Cooper Kneese and each tallied a goal apiece. Senior Parker Alexander and Junior Reese Glusing each contributed 1 assist. Despite some uncharacteristic trouble on the defensive midfield, The Scots defense played a solid game overall, forcing The Woodlands to spread their scoring over 7 different players. Freshman goalie Doak Walker had another nice game with 8 saves, shutting down outside shots and forcing the Woodlands to score inside. Senior Kyle Massimilian registered 11 of 19 faceoff wins.
On Tuesday night, the Scots hosted Coppell at Highlander Stadium and came out on top with a 16-8 victory. The Scots came out strong establishing a 7 to 2 lead by halftime with fast paced transition play. As the Cowboys attempted to use long possessions to slow the faster Scots down, the Scots proved too efficient in their fast break play to be stymied, and kept pouring in the goals.
Leading the Scots on Tuesday were Juniors Cooper Kneese with 5 goals and 1 assist, and Elliot
Nelson with 3 goals and 3 assists and Senior Max Holsomback with 2 goals and 2 assists. Sophomore Pete Sitton had a breakout game with 2 goals of his own, while Parker Alexander (1/1), Finn Jent (1/0), John House (1/0), Conner Stone (1/1), Reese Glusing (0/1), and Chris Walker (1/0) all contributed to the scoring. Defensively the Scots were too strong with Cade Saustad, Will Stern and Andrew Stanzel shutting down the opposing Attack unit and Chris Walker with more nasty defense at midfield.
Up next for the Scots is undefeated Bellevue High School from the great State of Washington making the long trip to Texas to take on the Scotties. Game time is Monday April 10 at 7:00 PM at Highlander. Be sure to mark your calendars to come out and root for your Highland Park Scots!
Be sure to mark your calendars for the Highland Park Lacrosse Annual Chik-fil-A Supper to be held Thursday, April 13th at Highland Park High School from 5:00-7:00. The Scots will host ESD in match-ups for JV at 6:00 and D1 at 7:30.