Woodbury boys lacrosse: Royals still in search of rhythm after rollercoaster weekIt was a three-match week for the Woodbury boys lacrosse team that saw the Royals go 1-2.
By: Dan Mullen, Woodbury Bulletin
It was a three-match week for the Woodbury boys lacrosse team that saw the Royals go 1-2.
The week started off with a 16-6 win over Rochester Century (2-6, 1-1 Big 9) Monday, May 2. Woodbury dominated shots on goal 34-19 as Ben Alberts scored four goals and had five assists while Thomas Gand added three goals and one assist.
Following the win, the Royals then lost Wednesday, May 4, to SEC foe White Bear Lake (4-3, 2-2 SEC). The match was close throughout, with White Bear Lake pulling it out in the end 13-11. Ben Alberts and Blake Bergherr had four goals apiece for Woodbury.
Woodbury then lost Friday, May 6, to Breck 13-11 at Breck high school. The loss dropped Woodbury to 2-6 on the year and 1-2 in the SEC.
The close losses for Woodbury continue a curious trend: the Royals have lost five matches by two goals or less while averaging 9.12 goals per game.
Bergherr leads the team with 21 goals while Alberts leads the team with 25 assists.
The Royals attempted to get back in the conference hunt as they traveled to SEC opponent Forest Lake (0-7, 0-3 SEC) Monday, May 9, after the Bulletin went to press.
Mounds View leads the SEC with an overall record of 8-1 and an SEC record of 5-0, which included a narrow 5-4 victory over Woodbury earlier this year.
The Royals have five games remaining in the regular season.
Next, Woodbury travels to East Ridge for the annual battle for the “Limpert SoWashCo Cup” on Wednesday, May 11, at East Ridge High School.
The Limpert SoWashCo Cup was built by Woodbury resident Larry Hagen and named in part for Woodbury head coach Rich Limpert who was instrumental in the development of the sport in the area. The District 833 boys lacrosse teams will play for the Limpert SoWashCo Cup each year. Woodbury won last year’s head-to-head battle 7-3.