The Salem High boys’ lacrosse team dropped a 16-3 game to E.C. Glass in the Region 4D final in Lynchburg Tuesday. However, the Spartans live to play on as two teams from the regional advance to the state.
Salem will play Midlothian in the state tournament opener. The Spartans will have to travel, and the game will be either Friday or Saturday.
The Spartans will have to play better than they did on Tuesday to have a hope of advancing in the state. Luke Totty, Evan McMillan and Robbie Royston had one goal each for Salem and Peyton Woodward had 11 saves.
“We came out slow and did not execute to start,” said coach Daniel Dyer. “Against a good team like Glass you can not dig a hole. We have to bounce back and play a high level if we want a different outcome. We must outwork our opponent and handle the no talent issues to be successful.”
Salem reached the regional final with an 8-6 win over LCA at Spartan Field last Thursday. Zach Mason had three goals and Burks Chisom had two.
“LCA came out fast and was able to control the tempo of the game early on,” said Dyer. “I was proud of our guys that we never quit and kept playing. We were able to dig back into the game with a huge score from Zach Mason right before half. Burks Chisom also stepped up big and is continuing to contribute more throughout the season.”
Salem is now 12-5-1.