The Lake Forest Scouts Varsity lacrosse team took on New Trier High School last night on chilly April evening in west Lake Forest. In their second home game of the season, the Scouts fell to the Trevians 15-8 in a contest against the defending IHSA State Runner up. Although the score may indicate that the Scouts were blown out, they hung in the game with the highly talented Trevians until the middle of the fourth quarter. Lake Forest now falls to (1-1) at home this year after beating Grayslake Central earlier in the year.
In the first quarter, Jack Mislinski went on a tear, scoring the first three goals for the Scouts. Mislinski got a lot of attention after his third goal, however, and wasn’t able to score another for the rest of the game. In that same quarter, Luke Milliman scored the fourth goal for the Scouts. Milliman, a junior, plays midfield for the Scouts. New Trier answered Lake Forest with 4 goals of their own, finishing the first quarter 4-4.
In the second quarter, junior Mead Payne posted two goals for the Scouts, which brought them back to a tie game at 6-6. Neither Lake Forest nor New Trier could put the ball in the net before halftime. Seniors Cole Johnston and Jack Adams both played great defense to keep the Trevians scoreless throughout the rest of the half.
In the third quarter, the Trevians came out slow and the Scouts took advantage. Mead Payne scored an early goal in the third to give the Scouts a 1 goallead, which they sustained for most of the third quarter. Then, with about 6:00 left in the contest, the Trevians answered with a goal, tying the game at 7. That lead didn’t linger for long as Cole Johnston came down the field with the ball and slung a shot right past the goalies face for their 8th goal, giving the Scouts the lead again. The fans were obviously excited at that point, but the Trevians then stepped on the gas scoring 5 unanswered goals to end the third quarter with a 12-8 advantage.
Going into the final quarter with a 4 point lead in lacrosse isn’t comfortable in any sense of the word. The Scouts had a chance to come back with good offense, but as the quarter went on it was noticeable that the Scouts were fatigued. They struggled to get any offense going, and gave up 3 uncharacteristic goals in the fourth quarter, resulting in a 15-8 win.
The Scouts look to bounce back next Monday against Highland Park at West Campus at 6:30 pm. Come out and support the boys lacrosse team as they strive to get back on track and continue their road to a state championship.