West Orange lacrosse teams fall in respective playoff games | Observer Preps

The West Orange boys and girls lacrosse teams both fell in the opening round of the FHSAA State Playoffs last week.

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The 2018 lacrosse season came to an end for West Orange High’s girls and boys programs on consecutive nights last week, as the teams fell in  respective regional quarterfinal matches April 26 and 27.

First, on April 26, the West Orange girls team fell at home to visiting Lake Highland Prep 15-3. 

The Warriors, who had defeated East Ridge April 20 to win the district championship, ended the season with a 15-5 record in new coach Nikki Thorndill’s first season.

A day later, again Raymond Screws Field, the West Orange boys team was unable to keep pace with Bishop Moore (16-2). The Hornets handed the Warriors their first — and only — loss of the season in a 16-1 defeat.

Bishop Moore, which will host Winter Park in the regional semifinals, is coached by Reed Reynolds, an alum of West Orange High.

West Orange ended the season with a 14-1 record. 

The defeats also ended the varsity careers of two standouts for the school: seniors Meghan Bomleny and Mikey Berkman. 

Berkman, Florida’s all-time leading scorer, scored the lone goal for the Warriors, bringing his remarkable career total to 484 points — with 99 of those points coming this season.

Berkman, who was LaxRecords.com’s National Player of the Week last week, will play his college lacrosse at Syracuse University.

Bomleny is signed to play her college lacrosse at Saint Francis.


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