Boys Lacrosse Defeats DeMatha in Overtime Thriller


The Bishop O'Connell boys varsity lacrosse team beat conference rivals DeMatha in overtime 8-7 in the second game of the season on March 8. It was a hard fought battle with the score tied at the end of every quarter and regulation. The overtime face-off turned into a skirmish for the ground ball and just when it looked like DeMatha would win it, O'Connell checked the opponent's stick out of bounds and it was Knight's possession. The team wasted no time getting the ball O'Connell goalie, Jake Hahn, who skirted past defenders preventing an outlet pass. Hahn passed midfield and threw a dart to Kadin Kightlinger whose defender went for the steal, but missed. Kadin caught the pass and without hesitation cut inside 15 yards then shot the ball past another defender and the goalie into the upper left corner for his third goal of the game. Both the JV and varsity teams rushed the field in celebration. It was an all-around team effort with 11 players winning ground balls and 18 different players earning statistics contributing to the win. This is the first time in known history of the program that O'Connell boys lacrosse has defeated DeMatha and an excellent WCAC win! Congrats to Coach Giblin, his staff and the team. It was another great day to be a Knight!