Lacrosse looks for season length reset

Olivia Hutchinson, Sports Editor

Pitt-Johnstown’s lacrosse team returns this season after they were forced to end early last year.

“Our season was cut short because of poor weather and games being canceled,” said sophomore Tyler Burns. “We are hoping to fit more games in this year.”

The team played six games last year; 12 games are scheduled this season.

The team is looking for new players.

“We only have 10 guys returning, but, after the activities fair, there are 11 students who are interested in joining the team,” said junior Matt Ziance.

“We lost a large number of people because they transferred or graduated.”

Senior Collin Boyer said the Flood Cats are going to rely on returning players to give them the start they need.

“We will have a decent number of returning veterans who can hopefully help out the new guys who may be lacking in experience,” said Boyer.

Burns said the team will face problems from lacking numbers on the field.

“It makes our job a lot harder when we don’t have as many substitutes to give players a rest,” said Burns. “We hope the prospect of new players will prevent this problem.”

The Flood Cats plan to host their first tournament this season.

“We will host the Fall Classic at the Richland field on Oct. 22,” said Ziance. “We’re going to invite up to five teams to play, and hopefully make it an annual event.”