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Lacrosse: Irish face two of the best in the state

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Rosemount's boys lacrosse team faced two of the tougher teams in the state last week.

In both contests, the Irish played better than they did against the same opponents a year ago, but it wasn't enough to pick up a victory.

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On Thursday, Eastview overcame Rosemount, 10-1, on a rainy and cold evening.

"That was a tough one," Irish coach Lance Kuehn said. "We held them to less goals than they got last year though. We scored this year, which is good.

"But some of these teams are really getting good. Just as we are getting better, they are getting better."

Stan Drutowski has been Rosemount's leading scorer this season, and he scored the only goal for the Irish against Eastview.

"We played them physically tough," Kuehn said. "We adjusted and we are starting to learn the game. We were able to keep them to fewer goals this year because of playing smarter and playing better."

Alec Trantella played well defensively for the Irish.

"He went against their top player and isolated him from the game," Kuehn said. "They had to resort to other guys playing the game. He had 100 percent effort all of the time. He got around guys, and was picking up guys."

On Friday against Eden Prairie the Irish lost, 8-0.

"That was one of my goals this year -- not to get shut out," Kuehn said. "The weather really worked us over. The rain just slowed us down.

"It was a disappointing game. We had guys out with injuries."

On Tuesday, the Irish lost to Jefferson, 7-3.

Rosemount will find out this week where it is seeded for post-season play. Kuehn expects the Irish to be seeded sixth or seventh and they could play Friday or Tuesday, depending upon the seed.

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