The defending WPIAL Champs, Seneca Valley varsity lacrosse, is now about half way through their season, having won four of the nine games that they have played, and they had to play the number one team in the 2013 WPIAL’s on Friday night.
The Seneca team which is led by Coach Lance Diamond took home field to play 10-0 team Peters Township and put up quite a fight.
In the first half of the game the teams battled it out keeping the crowd on their toes and the game within points of each other. Junior Tanner Pfeffer and Senior Derek Finney both had goals, but Senior Cole Fyock kept the team in the game, scoring 5 of the 7.
Though the fight was close, in the fourth quarter Peters took the lead, once again to win the game 11-7. That boosted their team’s record to be 11-0.
Right now the Seneca Valley team is number 13 in the WPIALS, but their hope is still alive. In an interview with the Cranberry Journal, Coach Diamond stated, “You can’t look too far down the road. It’s one day, one practice at a time. I want them to buy into that.”
To get the team where he wants to be, he will lean on midfielders Wendall Frank, Tanner Pfeffer, Derek Finney, and Cole Fyock, along with help from defensive players Josh Headly, Luke Reed, and goalie Paul Cundiff, who is a first time starting goalie for varsity and a sophomore.
The boys’ next game is set to be played away on Monday night at 7:30 against number 7 team in WPIALs, Pine Richland.