Boys lacrosse: Irish recover with pair of winsAfter first loss of the season, Rosemount pulls out two straight wins
By: Brian Hall, Rosemount Town Pages
After suffering its first loss of the season last week, the Rosemount boys lacrosse team was challenged by coach Lance Kuehn to respond appropriately.
Kuehn wanted the Irish to learn from the loss and refocus on the remainder of the regular season.
It was a reality check for Rosemount. And they definitely responded.
“I have never seen them more focused than they were at practice the next day,” Kuehn said. “Watching film, working out and putting in a new defense this week, the guys were absorbing it all. They were sponges for all the new information we were giving them.”
Two days after their first loss, Rosemount came back and earned a 15-8 win at home against Prior Lake. Later last week, the Irish won 15-4 at Lakeville North.
Rosemount (10-1, 6-1 South Suburban) finishes the regular season today against Bloomington Kennedy.
The goals are clear for the Irish. They entered the week with two more games and a conference title on the line.
A conference championship would be the first in Rosemount’s history. The Irish also had a chance for a No. 1 seed in the section tournament.
“We want to finish the season strong,” Kuehn said.
Rosemount certainly has momentum, and it begins with a strong defensive week.
Goaltender Chase Olson made 17 saves out of 21 shots faced in the two games.
“Chase had two phenomenal games,” Kuehn said. “In lacrosse to save that many shots is phenomenal. That was one of the big deals to the games.”
Of course, the potent Irish offense did its part as well.
Matt Weller had three goals and four assists against Lakeville North.
Logan Lindberg and Grant Van Overbeke each had three goals and an assist. Carter Yepsen had two goals and three assists.
Jake Mortenson and Conner Yepsen also scored goals.
Van Overbeke tallied six goals in the win against Prior Lake.
Mortenson had three goals and three assists, while Weller chipped in with three goals and an assist.
Carter Yepsen finished with two goals and three assists. Lindberg scored once and passed out three assists.