With the end of the regular season approaching, the Palo Alto High School boys lacrosse team is looking to carry momentum into the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) playoffs after a series of important victories.
The Vikings were hampered early in the season by injuries to several key players, but with a healthy team, the Vikings have been performing excellently in league play.
The team beat Gunn High School by a score of 20-1, which was followed by another large victory over Saratoga High School by a score of 17-4.
The boys then went on to win a double overtime thriller against league leading Los Gatos High School, getting revenge for a loss earlier in the season.
The Vikings received the game winning goal from junior Cole Tierney, ultimately leading to a 9-8 victory.
“We didn’t let up pressure on either side of the field for the whole game and that’s all we needed to get the win,” Seligson said. “Unfortunately, a few mistakes were made here and there that gave Gatos the opportunities they needed to bring the game to overtime.”
The team hopes to carry momentum from the Los Gatos game into the final games of its league season and its league playoffs. The Vikings will play Los Altos High School on Fri, May 1 and will end their regular season schedule against a tough opponent in Mountain View High School on Wed, May 5.
Seligson believes that Mountain View will be a challenge for the Vikings, but an important challenge to overcome as the season approaches playoffs.
“We lost a few weeks ago in an away game while missing several key starters,” Seligson said. “A strong win over them would prove our dominance in SCVAL, and hopefully give us a good seeding going into the playoffs.”
The boys hope to carry momentum into the teams’s final game.