The Salem High boys saw their lacrosse season come to an end in Mechanicsville Friday with a 21-11 loss to Atlee High in the state quarterfinals.
Jake Massey had five goals for the Spartans in the high scoring affair. Tanner Dallas had three goals and three assists, Landon Miles had two goals and Kaiden Garst had a goal and an assist. Trey Joyce had a dozen saves in the crease as he was peppered by a strong Raider attack.
Atlee advanced to the state semifinals while Salem ended the season with a 10-7 record under first year head coach George Revercomb.
“I thought we really improved throughout the season,” said Revercomb. “We put in a completely new offense and defense and the boys did a great job of picking it up. We had great senior leadership that led us to our first state playoff appearance and regional championship game in quite some time.”
The Spartans will graduate eight players off a 34 man roster with 14 juniors set to return. Salem also fielded a jayvee team this year .
“I’m really excited about some of the youth on the team and we should have a fantastic unit next season,” said Revercomb. “We’ll also have a full offseason with the players in the program to really get them up to speed. We’re going to focus on getting these guys recruited and playing college lacrosse, as we have the talent to do so.
“I’m also very excited about the new sports facility, and access to our own locker room and the new weight room. That will help us to have a home base and run the program out of there all year. Really pumped about the future of Salem lacrosse.”