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Weekly Sports Update April 8-16
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Junior Conner McCown putts during the Webster Cup Invitational tournament. McCown placed 13th with a round of 77.

Baseball

The Lancers went 3-2 this week beating Marquette twice, SLUH once and losing to St. Dominic and Lindbergh. The games against Marquette April 9-10 resulted in wins for Lafayette 13-8 and 5-3 respectively. April 12, Lafayette won against SLUH 2-1 and lost to St. Dominic 1-16 then lost to Lindbergh 6-4. Lafayette Baseball now holds a record of 12-7. The Lancers will play Lindbergh again April 17. For the second morning game of the season, the Lancers will also play Jackson April 20 at 10 a.m. and then will play Jackson again at noon.

 

Boys Golf

On April 9 Lancers finished 2nd out of 24 teams in the FZS Bulldog Battle at Winghaven. Later in the week, Lancers placed 3rd out of 23 teams at the Webster Cup Invitational. Junior Conner McCown finished 13th place with a round of 77.

 

Boys Lacrosse

Boys Lacrosse lost against Priory 7-2 April 12 giving them a record of 6-3. They will play Rockwood Summit April 18 and Houston April 21.

 

Girls Lacrosse

The Lady Lancers had a record of 0-2 this week. They lost to defending state champion John Burroughs 7-15 April 10. April 15 Lancers lost to Rockwood Summit 7-20. Next week, they will play Wentzville Lacrosse Club April 17 and will compete in the Braveheart Tournament in Louisville, KY April 18.

 

Girls Soccer

The Lady Lancers had their perfect season start broken, going 1-2 this week. They lost to Marquette 2-0 and then beat Kirkwood 1-0. In last year’s State Semifinals rematch, the Lady Lancers lost to Nerinx Hall 2-0. The Lady Lancers are 6-2. They will travel to Visitation April 17 and play Summit at home April 18. Their Summit game will be at 6 p.m.

 

Boys Tennis

The Lancers had four losses this week to Webster Groves 5-4, Ladue Horton Watkins 9-0, De Smet Jesuit 8-1 and Francis Howell 8-1. Lancers participated in the Rockwood Tournament and made it to the championship bracket. In the upcoming week, they have three games. They will travel to Marquette April 18, and have two home matches against Rockwood Summit and Westminster Christian Academy April 16 and April 17. 

 

Boys Track 

The Lancers placed 2nd at the Parkway Central Henle Holmes Invitational. Junior Santino Stith placed 2nd in the 300-meter hurdles and junior Robby Preckel placed 2nd in javelin. The Lancers will travel to Festus April 19 for a meet. 

 

Girls Track 

The Lady Lancers finished 1st at the Parkway Central Henle Holmes Invitational. 1st place finishes were achieved by Senior Natalie Barnard in the 3200-meter, the 4×400-meter relay team consisting of juniors Lauren Pauls and Avery Brown and freshmen Kelly Archambeault and Alexis Sandberg,  and the distance medley relay team consisting of Barnard, Pauls, sophomore Kylie Nichols and Archambeault. Sophomore Riley Mulligan also finished 1st in javelin, leaving a new school record. The Lady Lancers will participate in the KU Relays, April 19 and April 20. They will also travel to the Tigertown Invite April 19. 

 

Boys Volleyball

The Lancers are still undefeated, going 5-0 this week. They first swept Marquette and then beat Francis Howel 3-1. Then in a close game against Eureka, the Lancers came out with a win, 3-2. This was Head Coach Whitney Ralph’s 100th win. They finished off another perfect week of games with a 3-0 sweep of Francis Howell Central and a 3-2 win over Webster Groves. Junior Ethan Tran got 1000 career assists in the game against Webster Groves. The 11-0 Lancers have one game this week. They will travel to Mehlville April 17. 

 

Boys Water Polo

The Lancers lost against SLUH 17-7 and then lost to Kirkwood 11-9. They ended off the week with a 16-3 win over De Smet. Senior Noah Schott hit 200 career goals after his game against SLUH, he leads the St. Louis area with 95 goals this season. They will compete at the Lindbergh Invitational this week.

 

Girls Water Polo

The Lady Lancers lost to Oakville/Mehlville 14-9. Then at the Founder’s Cup Tournament, the Lady Lancers finished 5th. They beat Pattonville 16-1 and Kirkwood 14-7. They would go on to lose to Lindbergh 11-6. Junior Talia Ramsey hit 100 career goals and is the girls water polo all-time leading goal scorer. The Lancers have three home games this week. They will play Kirkwood at 7:10 p.m. April 18, Parkway North at 6:30 p.m. April 19 and Oakville at 9:55 a.m. April 20.

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