It was the story of 10’s for Westside’s Lacrosse team in their playoff game against Concordia Lutheran.
The Wolves hadn’t won a playoff game in ten years and to snap their drought they defeated Concordia by ten in a 16-6 victory.
“This set the foundation that we can only build from here,” Mark Mazoch, Westside’s head coach said about the playoff win.
What made the Wolves historic moment more sweeter is that their journey leading up to the big win was anything but easy.
Throughout the season, Westside lost players left and right due to injuries and in their playoff game they didn’t have five of their starters because they suffered from concussions.
However, despite Westside being without their starters in their playoff game, there were players like junior Austin Hill and sophomore Drake Mills that stepped up big.
Hill’s early scoring gave the Wolves great momentum to start off the game.
“Austin often times carries us a lot of games,” Mazoch said. “A lot of teams focus on him so as we get more people involved it spreads our opponents out and helps us get our offense going.”
Hill’s scoring ability helped get his teammates easy looks throughout the game and one teammate in particular that got the most looks was Mills.
Mills had a game-high of six goals which was the most he ever scored in one game since beginning his high school career.
He also passed the 20 goals mark this season after only scoring seven goals last year.
“It feels like a family out there and that really helps out,” Mills said about leading Westside to their playoff win. “You feel like you’re fighting for your brothers every minute.”