Boys Lacrosse Comes Up Short in State Quarterfinals

Senior Sam Carbone readies to shoot in regional final victory vs. Blake.

by Declan Rooney ’25

Coming off of the best season in Sherwood lacrosse history in 2023, the expectations for this year’s team were high. Last year the Warriors made it to the State Championship game, finishing the year 16-3. This year Sherwood returned a stacked roster, featuring players such as senior face-off specialist Jeb Buffington, senior defenseman Tyler Bishop, junior midfielder Andrew Cavanaugh, and junior attackman Andrew Bergesen, all who received all county awards last year.

Throughout the season the Warriors continued their domination from last year, going undefeated in the regular season on route to a County Championship in which they defeat Einstein 19-3. During the season the Warriors outscored opponents 159-58 on aggregate. They continued this success into the regional playoffs, defeating Reservoir and Blake to claim the regional championship.

Sherwood’s season came to an end earlier than the team would have hoped in a 10-8 loss at home in the state quarterfinals to Marriotts Ridge, which is located in Howard’s County. Marriotts Ridge then lost to Severna Park in the semifinals.

Despite a quarterfinals loss, the Warriors should hold their heads up high as they enter the 2024-2025 season.