The Start to Boys Lacrosse


Senior Noah Lambert playing on Thursday May 13 against Telluride HS/MS

Abygayle England, Reporter

       After their first game on May 11 and their second game on May 13, the Montrose Boys Lacrosse team still has yet to find a win. 

       Their first game was against Fruita Monument High School where they led in the first half 9-4. After the first half “the experience and depth of Fruita took hold” and Montrose lost the game 16-5. 

       “We are still very proud of the team and how well they competed against Fruita and I believe we will only get better from here, and look forward to facing them again later in the season,” said head coach Keith Obsheatz.

      Their second game they competed against Telluride High School/ Middle School. This game also ended with Montrose losing 12-5. The team’s lead scorers right now are Luke Barney, Isaac Lovato and Dylan Prescott who all play attack. 

       “With current CHSSA regulations we will be playing the teams in our league twice this year- Fruita, Durango, Telluride, Grand Junction, and Glenwood Springs. Our JV team will play one additional team which is Crested Butte High School,” said Obsheatz.

        After the whole team got quarantined, they all had to be out for a week. This is a major setback for the team as they are not allowed to hold practice for the week or play in any games until Friday May 21 if the student got tested, but if they did not get tested they are allowed to return to school and to play on Monday May 24. Obsheatz is hoping to find out by Friday if he will have his team back to play in Saturday’s game against Grand Junction Highschool. 

       “It definitely hurts us from the team aspect, it hurts us from bonding as a team, it hurts us from practice and working on the things we needed to be successful,” s aid Obsheatz 

      There is a lot of returning talent as well as new talent on the Varsity team, they just have yet to find their rhythm.