Boys’ lacrosse dominates Minneapolis 

Hopkins-Park triumphant in shutout win


Noah Leventhal

Junior Carter Degan defends the goal against Minneapolis. Hopkins-Park won 12-0 in a blowout victory.

After a 12-0 win over Minneapolis, junior Carter Degan said he played well in his first varsity appearance.

“It was nice getting a chance to play on varsity,” Degan said. “It was a good change of scenery and I played well in that game.”

Sophomore Javi Schimming said Minneapolis’ lack of depth was one of the key reasons Hopkins-Park was so dominant.

“A lot of people that play JV for Minneapolis also play on their varsity team,” Schimming said. “Not only were some of their players’ skill levels up to ours, but some of them were also really tired because JV had a game right before us.”

According to Degan, Minneapolis’ defense was one of the best aspects of their game.

“The game wasn’t very competitive, but their defense was really good,” Degan said. “It was really hard to score on them all game.”

Schimming said Hopkins-Park’s noticeable size advantage over Minneapolis largely contributed to the win.

“We locked them down on defense all game mostly because of size,” Schimming said. “We had really big defenders on really small attackers and it was almost impossible for them to get anything going on offense.”

Degan said he’s looking forward to the rest of the games this season and to repeating the results of the game against Minneapolis.

“I’m just excited to play more and to bond with the team,” Degan said. “I’m excited to win.”

Hopkins-Park’s is set to face off against Eastview 7 p.m. May 27 at Hopkins High School.