Totino pulls away, ends FL lacrosse season

Rangers’ coach impressed with team’s effort this year

An 11-3 loss to Totino-Grace in the Section 4 opener last Tuesday ended the season for the Ranger boys’ lacrosse team, but the squad had nothing to hang its head about.

“There was only a three-goal difference midway through the third quarter, and, for a little bit, we put some fear into them,” said coach Jon Loo. “Our boys were outmatched in skill and stamina, but we played with more heart, which is all a coach can ask.”

The fourth-seeded Eagles later advanced to the section semifinals, while the Rangers end the year with a record of 2-12. It was the third year of existence for the varsity lacrosse program and the win total has increased by one each season.

“I’m really proud of our season,” Loo said. “We continued building the kind of culture that will guarantee success no matter what the win-loss record shows. We never quit playing.”

The team will benefit from another off-season of training, Loo feels.

“We’re already looking ahead to next year with optimism and excitement,” he said.