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Preview: Boys’ lacrosse looks to stay consistent

Viking senior captain Declan Packer defends against Menlo-Atherton during a home game on March 26. According to Packer, the teams’ play has drastically improved due to refined camaraderie. “Our team culture has improved tremendously,” Packer said. “We used to get on each other for little mistakes, but now we are lifting each other up to our fullest potential.” (Photo: Joseph Kessler)

Following a dominant 22-2 win over Los Altos on April 16, the Palo Alto High School varsity boys’ lacrosse team (7-4) seeks to sweep the Burlingame Panthers (2-5) at 7 p.m. Thursday at home.

The Panthers have faced recent struggles, with three consecutive losses, one being to the Vikings who secured a decisive victory over the Panthers on April 9, and are looking to replicate that success on home turf.

According to senior midfielder and captain Jeremiah Madrigal, the Vikings are confident but not complacent about the upcoming game.

“We know how good we are,” Madrigal said. “Limiting the penalties and not playing down to their level will be the deciding factor.”

Junior attacker Sam Helft echoed Madrigal’s statements, recognizing the importance of staying in sync and playing as a team.

“We need to prioritize effective communication,” Helft said. “In doing so, we will produce an offense that is far more versatile against a variety of defensive strategies.”

With the Vikings currently positioned second in the Peninsula-Bay League behind undefeated Menlo-Atherton, every game becomes increasingly crucial as the season winds down.

According to Madrigal, the Vikings are excited for the final stretch of the season.

“There’s a lot of enthusiasm and anticipation brewing,” Madrigal said. “It’ll be interesting to see how things shape up, but we definitely have shot to do special things.”

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Joseph Kessler
Joseph Kessler, Reporter
Joseph Kessler (Class of 2025) joined The Voice his sophomore year and enjoys lifting weights, throwing darts and watching football.

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