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  • Polytech looks to finish the regular season strong on their path toward the Tournament

  • The Polytech boy’s lacrosse team had a successful season last year. They finished 10-5 and earned a berth in the State Tournament. However, they would fall to Conference rival Caesar Rodney in the first round. This season, the squad is clearly motivated, feeling as if last year left the squad with some unfinished business.


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  • The Polytech boy’s lacrosse team had a successful season last year. They finished 10-5 and earned a berth in the State Tournament. However, they would fall to Conference rival Caesar Rodney in the first round. This season, the squad is clearly motivated, feeling as if last year left the squad with some unfinished business.
    So far this season the Panthers have posted a 10-2 record. With 3 games remaining, they look to solidify a spot in the State Tournament with the goal of improving on last year’s showing.
    Head Coach Robert Gilmore has been pleased with his team’s performance this season, attributing it to hard work. However, Gilmore feels his team has yet to show exactly how good they can be.
    “We continue to work hard and improve every day,” said Gilmore. “I don’t think we have reached our fullest potential yet, but we will continue to work to reach it.”
    At 10-2 the Panthers are riding high, however there are some improvements that can be made according to Gilmore.
    After dropping their first game of the season to Friends School, the Panthers second loss was to Caesar Rodney. In both games the Panther gave up leads early, Friends led 6-0 after 1 quarter while CR led 4-1 after one. A trend that can’t continue for Polytech, especially against the strong competition, like CR and Friends, they’ll face in the tournament.
    “We need to continue to work on our decision making and work on playing a complete game,” said Gilmore. “We need to string four quarters of total effort together.”
    While Polytech may be over looked by some because of how they’ve performed against elite teams like Caesar Rodney, the Panthers are out to prove otherwise. While they didn’t have great showings against two tough teams in Friends and CR they do have big victories over Delaware Military Academy (8-2), Appoquinimink (7-2) and rival Dover (6-4). 
    With the end of the regular season right around the corner, it’s hard not to think ahead to the tournament. Something Coach Gilmore wants to avoid by trying to keep his team focused and on task during these final three games.
    For Gilmore and his team the task ahead is the same as it was on day one of the season.
    “We have to continue to focus on improving ourselves,” said Gilmore. “That starts with playing hard and coming in focused on playing a complete game.”
     
     
     
     
     

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