With bulldozers set to rip up the field affectionately dubbed the "Arlington Catholic Pit” parked along the sidelines, the Cougars' boys lacrosse team sent their field out in a fitting manner Monday night with a rain-soaked, 9-8, overtime victory over Austin Prep.
Zach Blanch’s overtime strike, set up by a 75-yard pass from Billy Cooke, gave Arlington Catholic a one-goal edge they’d never relinquish in the extra period as the Cougars improved to 11-4 on the season.
The win – made possible by 12 saves from netminder Andrew Uglietto – is the third straight for Arlington Catholic, whose grass field, known to most as "The Pit," will be replaced by tuft in the coming weeks.
“I couldn’t believe [the referees] actually let us play out the entire game on that field, in all that water,” said Arlington Catholic coach Dan Brothers. “But It was a great way to close out the Pit."
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