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Boys’ lacrosse make it to semifinals in high-octane round

David Shutts
Senior and goalie Colton Silverstein got his 1000th save during the semifinals.

The boys’ lacrosse team has stormed its way into the semifinals of the Class A Texas State tournament.

Riding high off a state championship from last season, the Falcons carried over their momentum, doing well in the regular season and winning their first two games of the Class A state tournament, which is the second highest division out of the five in Texas for lacrosse.

This past weekend, the fourth-ranked Falcons started off the round of 16 with a dominant 12-0 win against the 13th-seed Keller High School. 

Senior Preston Shields led the way, scoring seven goals and an assist. The defense locked it down with senior Colton Silverstein, University of Delaware commit, allowing zero goals and securing the thousandth save of his high school career. 

“It was a great accomplishment that I have been working towards since my freshman year, and it could not have been done without every one of my teammates,” Silverstein said. 

“We played great, the defense locked down the opposing team and carried the offense,” junior defender Max Skubisz said.

In the quarterfinals, the Falcons faced fifth-seed Coppell High School. The Falcons had the lead for almost the entire game with sophomore Henry McFaul dominating the faceoffs and the offense maintaining possession well the whole game. 

Near the end of the first quarter, Coppell tied it up but the Falcons responded quickly when McFaul scored with two seconds left in the first quarter to go up one. Ultimately, the Falcons pulled away to win 14-11 thanks to hat tricks from sophomore Jaxon Tidsburry and senior Peter Frandina. 

“This team is hungry and we are looking to go back to back this weekend,” McFaul said.

This weekend, the Falcons will face their biggest test of the tournament facing No. 1 one overall seed and rival St John’s. A win would put the Falcons in the championship for a chance to defend the title. 

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