Wildcats stung by Hustlers

Boys’ lacrosse fell to the Melbourne Central Catholic Hustlers on Monday night by a score of 24-2. The Wildcats gave an admirable effort in the game, but, in the end, “there was nothing they could do against the incredible Hustler offense.”

“I honestly believe that we did all we could do against MCC and gave a good effort,” junior attack Chris Melchiori said. “There was really nothing to be done against the Hustler’s incredible offense; they are most likely going to crush the defenses of every team in the county this year. We struggled with basic mechanics throughout the game. Most players had a tough time catching and accurately passing the ball against the impressive Hustler defense.”

Senior goalie and captain Jack Moore, who recorded an impressive 15 saves against Melbourne Central Catholic, contributed to Melchiori’s admiration of the team’s effort against the practically unstoppable Hustlers.

“On a positive note, we performed slightly better than last year,” Moore said. “Last year, we got completely ‘shut-out,’ losing 25-0, so it’s evident that the team gave more of an effort and had a little more pride this year, compared to last season. It’s a game we really needs to learn from and let go. We shouldn’t have lost by the deficit we lost by and could have put-up more of a fight, but there truly was no winning that game. MCC is one of the best teams, if not the best team, in the county and has players who have been playing together for years; a team with that much chemistry is very difficult to compete with.”

The Wildcats will look to “bounce-back” from the devastating loss against the Hustlers on Tuesday night against the Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School Minutemen.